Lakers Championship Parade - Wed June 17th
Los Angeles Lakers Championship Parade
DATE: Wednesday June 17th 11am
SHOWTIME: Wednesday June 17th 12pm
DOORS: Gates open 9:30am
Enter via Gates 1, 4, 11, 16, 19, 23 and 28
Parking: Parking lots open 6:30am, $20
AGES: ALL AGES
TICKETS: Open to the Public
EVENT TIMELINE: (note these times are subject to change)
11:15 a.m. - All vehicles pass by STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE
11:20 a.m. - Official Parade Starts on Figueroa Street
12:00 p.m. - Parade arrives at Memorial Coliseum & Rally Begins
1:00 p.m. - Rally concludes
The following items may NOT be brought into the Coliseum:
Bottles, cans, coolers, backpacks, large bags, strollers, large cameras, video cameras, signs, horns, inflatable's, strollers, fireworks, balls, foam fingers, Frisbees, umbrellas, chairs, musical instruments, audio equipment, audio recording devices, food of any kind, flags, banners, laser pointers, umbrellas and weapons of any kind are not allowed inside.
"Large cameras" is meant to denote cameras bearing large, or telephoto lenses, which would give the assumption that the owner is likely taking pictures as a commercial venture.
Diaper bags will be allowed in provided the person in possession of them has an infant present.
Beginning at 11:00 AM, double-decker busses carrying the players, coaching staff, Lakers executives and City officials will depart from Staples Center at Figueroa and Chick Hearn Ct. and travel a nearly two mile parade route along Staples to the Coliseum where the “official” championship ceremony will take place beginning at noon.
All of Los Angeles is invited to stand along Figueroa to cheer the Lakers players having just won the fifteenth NBA Championship in the franchise’s history.
The first 95,000 fans to arrive at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will be invited inside to attend a ceremony during which City and team officials, Coach Phil Jackson and several players will address the crowd.
Coliseum gates will open beginning at 9:30 AM for early arriving fans who will be able to watch the parade on giant video screens in addition to being entertained by the Laker Girls and other special guests.