SACRAMENTO - On Thursday, Sacramento Kings fans are expected to flock to Cesar Chavez Park for the "Long Live the Kings Rally."
The event is expected to be a joyous occasion for Kings fans basking in the reassurance that their beloved basketball team is here to stay. However, parking and navigating downtown Sacramento for an occasion of this magnitude can be a daunting task.
The following guideprovides location, times, event lineup, parking locations and street closures for therally:
When is the rally?
Thursday, May 23 from 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Where is the event being held?
Cesar Chavez Park - 924 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Is there an entrance fee?
No. Entrance is free
Where can you park?
-Street Parking - Available on limited basisaround the area
-Sheraton Grand Parking Structure - On the corner of J and 13th St.
-Parking Structures - On 10th St. between J and I St.
-Library -On J St. between 9th and 10th St.
City Officials: Mayor Kevin Johnson
Players: Chris Webber,Mitch Richmond, Scot Pollard and Bobby Jackson,Tyreke Evans and Isaiah Thomas.
Owners and Partners: Vivek Ranadivé and Kings general partners Dr. Paul Jacobs, Raj Bhathal, Mark Mastrov, Mark Friedman, Andrew Miller and Chris Kelly
Kings Personnel: Broadcasters Grant Napear and Jerry Reynolds, Kings announcer Scott Moak, community organizer Carmichael Dave, mascot Slamson and the Kings Dancers.
- Country performers Chord and Paul Overstreet
-Local rapper Alex Johnson
- Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon
- Performance painterDavid Garibaldi and the Kings Breakers
Are there traffic detours due to the event?
- 9th St. closed from J St. to I street(6 a.m. -12 a.m.)
- 10th Street partial closure fromJ St. to I St. (6 a.m. - 12 a.m.)
What's the easiest way to get to the rally?
Due to expected traffic congestion, walking or biking is strongly recommended.Public transportation is also available in the area. If you must drive, you are strongly encouraged to arrive early.
How can you watch the rally if you cannot attend in person?
News10.netwill be streaming the rally in its entirety starting at 5 p.m.