LA Kings parade and rally scheduled for downtown Thursday starting at noon
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The city of Los Angeles will host a parade and a rally celebrating the LA Kings and their Stanley Cup Championship Thursday.
The parade is scheduled for noon Thursday and is expected to last about 30 minutes. The route begins at 5th and Figueroa streets, heading south on Figueroa to Chick Hearn Court, ending in front of Staples Center.
Kings players will be riding in six double-decker buses and a flatbed truck with the Stanley Cup.
A victory rally for the team is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday inside Staples Center. Tickets for the event are sold out.
Rally ticket holders may show their tickets to enter special parade viewing areas along Chick Hearn Court on the south side of the street in STAPLES Center's Star Plaza or on the north side of the street in L.A. LIVE's Nokia Plaza. No one without a ticket for the event will be allowed in these areas.
It's going to be extremely congested around Staples Center and there will be a number of street closures. Due to limited parking in the area, parade-goers are encouraged to take public transportation.
Metro's Red, Purple, Blue and Expo lines serve two stations along the parade route: 7th Street/Metro Center and Pico/Chick Hearn stations. The Metro Red and Purple Lines will operate six trains and the Metro Blue, Expo and Gold Lines will be adding trains and service depending on demand.
Metrolink and Amtrak trains serve Union Station, with connections to the Red and Purple lines. If you take Metrolink, your ticket is good for a free transfer to the Metro Rail lines to get to the parade route.
More than 20 Metro Bus lines will be detoured beginning at 10 a.m. in the downtown area, including 16, 18, 20, 28, 30, 51, 52, 53, 55, 60, 62, 66, 81, 439, 442, 450, 460, 487, 489, 720, 728, 730, 760, and 910 (Silver Line).
Metro buses that normally travel east and west across Figueroa Street will be detoured via First Street, if the regular bus route is north of Olympic and via Washington Boulevard for lines that operate on Olympic and Pico Boulevards. Metro buses that normally travel on Figueroa and Flower streets will use Olive Street to travel northbound and Grand Street if traveling southbound.
Full live coverage of the victory parade and festivities start at 11 a.m. PT on ABC7 and abc7.com.
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