The Golden State Warriors will host the first championship parade in Oakland in nearly three decades, kicking off Friday morning. Golden State dropped the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games to capture its first title since 1975, and the first for Oakland since 1989.
Now the team and city begin the long overdue celebration at 10 a.m. local time, with fans allowed to lineup along the parade route at 8 a.m.
The event, with players like superstar and regular season MVP Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, will ride along floats that will wind their way over several city blocks. The parade starts at Broadway and 11th Street, then goes along Grand Avenue, curves down Harrison and Lakeside Drive until reaches the final destination of Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center for a rally.
Since it’s been such a long championship drought for the city, fans will certainly turn out in droves. Which could lead to heavy traffic in the area, especially with President Barack Obama visiting San Francisco for fundraisers, according to NBC Bay Area.
Fans, whether in attendance at the rally or at home or work on their computers, can expect jubilant speeches for Curry and many of the players, with head coach Steve Kerr and team owner Joe Lacob also likely to take the mic.
Start Time: The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. PT, and 1 p.m. ET, but television coverage begins at 9 a.m. local.
TV Channel: CSN Bay Area
Live Online: Available via CSN’s main site