A parade honoring the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings is scheduled for Thursday in downtown Los Angeles, followed by a “Championship Rally'' at Staples Center.
The parade will begin at noon at the corner on Figueroa and Fifth Street, then head south on Figueroa to Staples Center, the team announced Monday night, shortly after its 6-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils gave it its first Stanley Cup in its 45-season history.
If you're traveling from Monrovia, you can leave your car at the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line station and ride the train to Union Station. (Get detailed directions here.)
Kings players and their families, coaches, staff, broadcasters, alumni, the Ice Crew and mascot Bailey will ride on double-decker buses and other special decorated vehicles along with the Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy and Clarence Campbell Cup.
Fans planning to attend the parade are encouraged to line the one-mile Figueroa Street parade route on both sides of the street as all the immediate areas adjacent to Staples Center and L.A. Live will be controlled by the Los Angeles Police Department and Department of Transportation with limited access.
The parade is expected to last 30-45 minutes.
An hourlong “Championship Rally'' will begin at 2:30 p.m., including specially produced video highlights, introduction of the team, coaching staff and executives with speech and reactions from many players in addition to special presentations and surprises, according to the team.
Tickets are required, but will be free. Priority will be given season ticket holders and suite and premier seat owners, who will receive a special password from the team, Staples Center and AEG, which owns the team and arena.
There will be a maximum of four tickets per account.
Access to any remaining tickets for the public will begin at 6 p.m. tonight. Tickets can be reserved at lakings.com/parade and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum of four tickets per order.
“Fans with tickets to the Championship Rally may show their tickets to enter special viewing areas along the south side of Chick Hearn Court in Staples Center's Star Plaza. Only people with those tickets for the rally can enter those areas.