Kings’ championship parade to be held Monday in L.A.
The Kings’ championship parade will begin downtown Monday at noon at Figueroa and 5th Street and end 30 to 45 minutes later at Staples Center.
Kings players, coaches and broadcasters will be among those riding in double-decker buses and pickup trucks on the one-mile parade route. The Stanley Cup will be there too, the second time the Kings have earned it in the last three years.
They made it official Friday with a 3-2, double-overtime victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center.
The Kings and Anschutz Entertainment Group are encouraging fans to line Figueroa on both sides of the parade route. Access to LA Live and Staples Center will be limited, though restaurants within LA Live will remain open during parade hours via the northern entrance off Olympic Boulevard.
Public parking lots are available to fans along the route at varying costs. Lots at the convention center and Staples Center also will be open.
After the parade, a sold-out fan rally will take place at Staples Center at 1 p.m. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., where ticket holders can watch the parade on the scoreboard or in special viewing areas along Chick Hearn Court.
It didn’t entirely look as if the Kings would host a parade going into the third period of Friday’s game.
But Marian Gaborik tied the score on a power-play goal 7:56 into the third and Alec Martinez got the game-winner with 5:17 left in double overtime, knocking in a rebound off Tyler Toffoli’s shot.
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