Warriors NBA Championship Parade Will Run Through Oakland

The Golden State Warriors NBA championship parade will begin at 10 a.m. Friday in Oakland, the team announced shortly after Tuesday's NBA Finals Game 6 victory to close out the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The parade will start 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 for the championship rally.

For more information on the parade route and street closures, visit warriors.com/parade.

Officials said fans can line up for the parade as early as 5 a.m. at Lakeshore Avenue and 12th Street.

Every available BART train will be running that day, with as many cars added to each train as possible. But to avoid crowded train platforms, there will be limited service at downtown stations after the rally, BART officials said.

Once the rally ends, passengers heading toward the Fremont or Dublin/Pleasanton stations will have to board at the Lake Merritt station. No San Francisco- or Richmond-bound trains will stop at Lake Merritt, according to BART. Passengers heading toward San Francisco, Richmond or Pittsburg/Bay Point will have to board at either the 12th Street or 19th Street stations, BART officials said.

BART officials hope the changes will keep station platforms from getting extremely crowded, but if platforms do become too congested, access to particular stations could be temporarily suspended.BART is recommending that riders avoid peak commute hours if possible, purchase round-trip tickets in advance, not to bring bikes that day and avoid driving to BART stations if possible as parking may fill up quickly.

The Warriors' 1975 NBA championship celebration paraded through San Francisco. The team played its regular season games in Oakland that season, but during the NBA Finals, because of scheduling conflicts, the Warriors’ home games were played on the other side of the bay, at the Cow Palace.

NBC Bay Area News will have complete coverage of the parade Friday morning on TV. The event will also be streaming live at NBCBayArea.com and on the NBC Bay Area app. Download our app and press "Watch Live TV Now" to watch all NBC Bay Area programming right on your phone, any time.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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