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A crowd estimated at up to 1 million Golden State Warriors fans lined the streets of downtown Oakland this morning as the city hosted a victory parade and rally to celebrate the team’s 2015 NBA Championship title.
KRON 4 News was there with team coverage on air and online. Stay with KRON 4 for stories from the scene, photos and more!
SLIDE SHOW: Warriors Championship Parade
PARADE ROUTE AND RALLY POINT
The Golden State Warriors and the City of Oakland will host a parade and rally to honor the 2014-15 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors on Friday, June 19, 2015, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The parade will begin on Broadway at 11th Street, turning right on Grand Avenue, and right on Harrison to Lakeside Drive, ending on Oak and proceeding to the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center.
Fans can begin to line up for the Rally as early as 5:00 a.m. at Lakeshore and 12th Street.
• Live TV Coverage: KRON will have coverage of the parade portion of the celebration.
AC Transit Salutes the Warriors & Detours Buses for Parade Celebration
AC Transit heartily congratulates the Golden State Warriors for winning the championship of the National Basketball Association, and will re-route buses to accommodate a parade tribute through the streets of downtown Oakland on Friday.
On Friday, June 19, 2015, the city of Oakland will stage a winding celebration that will disrupt all street traffic from the heart of downtown Broadway to the Kaiser Convention Center on the south side of Lake Merritt.
As a result, for the most of the day, there will be street closures and bus detours around the downtown Oakland area. AC Transit is urging its customers to be patient as bus routes will be re-directed and commutes will likely be slowed by significant traffic delays.
Specifically, the parade will affect the area bordered by Grand Avenue to the north; Martin Luther King, Jr. Way to the west; 8th Street to the south; and Lakeshore Avenue to the east.
The bus lines that are subject to detours include the: 1, 1R, 11, 12, 14, 18, 20, 26, 31, 40, 51A, 58L, 62, 72, 72M, 72R, 88, and NL and All Nighter lines 801 and 840.
More details about taking AC Transit to the festivities, including information about the detours on Friday, is available online at http://www.actransit.org.