Posted by on June 12, 2017 10:23 pm
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The Golden State Warriors’ championship parade will take place Thursday morning through downtown Oakland, following the same route as the team’s parade to celebrate the 2015 NBA title.

The parade, celebrating the Warriors’ 4-1 NBA Finals victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, will start at 10 a.m. Thursday at Broadway and 11th Street, team officials said.

The parade will go north on Broadway, turn right on Grand Avenue, then right on Harrison Street, turn left on 19th Street, continue on Lakeside Drive and end on Oak Street with a procession to the Henry J. Kaiser
Convention center.

Fans are encouraged to line up for the parade and rally as soon as 5 a.m. Thursday.

BART officials also issued 10 tips for Warriors fans visiting the parade, including using the 19th Street station and avoiding the much smaller Lake Merritt station, buying a Clipper card to avoid long lines at ticket machines, and avoiding the busiest hours of 8-10 a.m.

BART trains carried 548,076 riders during the 2015 victory parade, second only to the 586,061 who rode BART during the San Francisco Giants’ 2012 World Series parade.