OAKLAND >> The Golden State Warriors won their second NBA championship in three years on Monday, so how can Dub Nation safely and efficiently celebrate with the team Thursday during the victory parade?
Officials are stressing public transportation, but BART brass warns of crowded, potentially record-breaking trains bringing people into Oakland for Thursday’s rally and parade, which starts at 10 a.m.
Here’s all you need to know about the Warriors celebration:
The parade kicks off in Old Oakland at 11th Street and Broadway, moves north on Broadway, turns right (east) on Grand Avenue, then right again on Harrison Street as it hugs the west side of Lake Merritt. Continue alongside the Lake onto Lakeside Drive until you reach Lake Merritt Boulevard and the end.
City officials are warning fans to arrive early to get to the parade route as they are expecting more than 1 million spectators for the activities. There will be portable toilets and water stations scattered along the parade route.
More information about the parade can be found at warriors.com/parade.
The parade will end at the site of the old Henry J. Kaiser convention center on the southwest side of Lake Merritt. Fans will be allowed to start lining up at 5 a.m. to access the rally venue, according to the Warriors. City officials expect the rally site to reach maximum capacity by early Thursday morning and the rally to begin around 12:15 p.m.
Fans can view the speeches at a remote viewing area at Lake Merritt Boulevard and East 12th Street.
At the rally…
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