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Stanley Cup: Kings fans urged to use public transit for parade

June 13, 2012 | 10:41 pm

Kings win the Stanley Cup
Los Angeles police are advising people to use public transit to attend the Kings' Stanley Cup championship parade Thursday in downtown.

Some adjacent streets along the Figueroa route will be closed and parking will be limited, creating the potential for snarled traffic, the Los Angeles Police Department said Wednesday night.

Kings team members will be riding double-decker buses and other vehicles as the procession makes its way from Figueroa and 5th streets to the area between Staples Center and L.A. Live. The parade, which begins at noon, is expected to last 30 to 45 minutes.

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City officials announced the parade after the Kings captured their first Stanley Cup on Monday with a 6-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils. Kings parade route

Officials said they will begin closing streets around 4 a.m. Thursday. For a list of street closures, see the Los Angeles Department of Transportation website.

An hourlong "championship rally" is scheduled to begin at Staples Center at 2:30 p.m., featuring video highlights, presentations and speeches from several players, the team said. Tickets for the event quickly sold out.

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Photo: Center Brad Richardson kisses the Stanley Cup after the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils, 6-1, in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times 

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