A celebration for the 2012 Stanley Cup winner, the L.A. Kings is being held on Thursday, June 14, 2012 in Los Angeles. The location for the event is Fifth and Figueroa streets, according to officials at Anschutz Entertainment Company, which owns the Staples Center. The Stanley Cup, Ice Crew, mascot Baily, Team VIPs, broadcasters, Conn Smythe Trophy and Clarence Campbell Cup are all on board a double decker bus in a rally. The Thursday parade will span one mile of Figueroa Street between Fifth Street to the north and Chick Hearn Court to the south. Sports fans with Kings fever can continue the celebration by checking out an LA Kings wing in the Newport Sports Museum.
Season ticket-holders, suite and premier suite holders are given priority for free tickets to see video highlights from the season, speeches and reactions from many of the victorious players. The public can also apply for free tickets for the special showcase –chosen fans will receive a password via email from the LA Kings, Staples Center of AEG to reserve and print tickets. General public tickets can be reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis starting at 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 12, at www.lakings.com/parade.
LA Kings roster: Californians = 0; Americans = 8; Canadians = 15; Russians = 2; Yugoslavians = 1.