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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles Rams will hold their Super Bowl victory parade on Wednesday.
The 1.1-mile Victory Parade will begin at the Shrine Auditorium and end at the LA Memorial Coliseum, where a rally will be held in the Coliseum’s Olympic Plaza. Organizers said there will be room for around 20,000 fans.
The parade will begin around 11 a.m. at the intersection of rue Royale and boulevard Jefferson. It will descend Jefferson Boulevard to Figueroa Street, turn onto Exposition Park Drive before finally ending at the Coliseum around 11:45 a.m.
It will feature Rams players, coaches, floats and specialty vehicles. The team will drive double-decker tour buses that have been wrapped in Rams championship signs.
A gathering will then take place in the Colosseum’s peristyle square from approximately 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Admission to the rally is free and open to the public. No ticket is required. However, all fans will be required to show either proof of vaccination against COVID-19, a negative antigen test performed within 24 hours, or a negative PCR test performed within 48 hours. No masks will be required after LA County officials lift the outdoor mask mandate.
Public transport is an option for those looking to avoid traffic and parking problems. The subway has two train stops along the parade route: at Jefferson/USC and at Expo Park/USC.
“Once you get off the subway stations, it might take you a few blocks to get to these places,” said subway spokesman Dave Sotero.
For those who choose to drive, there will be a limited number of parking spaces available at the Grand and Flower lots. These will open from 6 a.m.
Street closures before the parade will begin at 6 a.m. and are expected to last until 2 p.m. Most streets in the University Park area will be restricted during these hours to local access only. Streets that will be closed include:
- Figueroa Street between Adams Blvd. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
- Jefferson Blvd. between Vermont and the main avenues
- Exposition Boulevard between Vermont Avenue and Flower Street
- The southbound Highway 110 off ramp on Exposition Blvd.
- The 110 Expressway on- and off-ramps at 39th Street will also be closed.
Los Angeles Police will patrol the parade route and send additional resources downtown in case celebrations become problematic like Sunday night.
“But individuals will believe the celebration isn’t over for them until they cause a little disruption or recklessness,” LAPD Chief Michael Moore said.
Once the parade is over and the rally has begun, officers will switch to patrol duty to ensure the celebrations do not turn into disruptions.
“Once this parade route is completed, these officers will be released for additional patrols, both around the parade area, the celebration area as well as around downtown,” Moore said.
USC students and staff have been warned that they will likely experience significant delays when trying to access campus. Some instructors have already indicated that they will hold distance learning classes on Wednesday. The school noted that the best way to try to enter campus during the rally will be from Vermont Street.
In 2020, the Lakers won the NBA title and the Dodgers won the World Series, but both were denied victory parades due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lakers superstar LeBron James proposed on Monday that the Rams, Lakers and Dodgers have a joint parade.
“We the Dodgers and the Rams should all do a joint parade together!!!! With a live concert afterwards to finish!!” James tweeted. “The city of champions”.
Us Dodgers and Rams should all do a joint parade together!!!! With a live concert then to finish!! City of Champions 🏆🏆🏆💍💍💍. Congratulations 🐏 once again!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 14, 2022
The Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals in a thriller 23-20 on Sunday.