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It’s finally here. For decades, Washingtonians have seen other cities take over streets, celebrate, and welcome home a championship trophy.

On Tuesday, June 12, it’s our time. A championship parade comes to Washington.

The Capitals championship parade will begin at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 12. The parade route will run on Consitution Avenue, starting at 17th Street and ending in a rally at 7th Street. 

Winning the first Stanley Cup title in franchise history, the Washington Capitals made it to the top of the mountaintop. A diverse city will all come together as one and celebrate the Caps winning the 2018 Stanley Cup over the Vegas Golden Knights.

Thousands will ‘Rock the Red,’ on the roads of our nation’s capital as the parade route will culminate at the National Mall, with the iconic Capitol Building as the backdrop.

There, expect Alex Ovechkin and the rest of the Capitals to address their fans and give long-time D.C. Sports fans a moment many have been waiting for their entire lives.

GENERAL CAPITALS STANLEY CUP PARADE INFORMATION:

Date: Tuesday, June 12

Start time: 11:00 am

Where: Constitution Ave, Washington D.C. (17th Street to 7th Street)

How to watch: Watch live on NBC Sports Washington and streaming at NBCSportsWashington.com/CapitalsStream

CAPITALS STANLEY CUP PARADE MAP: 

To be announced...

CAPITALS STANLEY CUP PARADE ROAD CLOSURES:

 

Road closures take effect at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday and last until 3:30 p.m after the parade and rally finish.

All traffic from the following roads will be redirected towards eastbound I-395:

  • Inbound 14th Street Bridge Main Line
  • Inbound 14th Street Bridge HOV
  • Northbound 12th Street Tunnel

On the Eastbound side of the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge, all traffic will be directed toward E Street Expressway/Potomac River Freeway.

The following road closures will require detours for motorists and drivers:

  • Southbound Ninth Street Tunnel
  • Constitution Avenue NW from Sixth Street to 23rd Street NW
  • Ninth Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to I-395
  • 10th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 12th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 14th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 15th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 17th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 18th Street from New York Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 19th Street from Virginia Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 20th Street form C Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 21st Street from C Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 22nd Street from C Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 23rd Street from Virginia Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • Virginia Avenue NW from 18th to 19th streets NW
  • Madison Drive from Fourth to 15th Streets NW
  • Jefferson Drive from 14th to Fourth Streets SW
  • Henry Bacon Drive SW from Lincoln Memorial Circle to Constitution Avenue NW
  • Parkway Drive SW from Independence Avenue, to Lincoln Memorial Circle

 

NOTABLE STOPS FOR CAPITALS STANLEY CUP PARADE:

Final Stop: National Mall (at 7th street) with staging

Fanatics Merchandise Stands: 9th Street NW and 6th Street NW on the west curbs

NOTABLE GUESTS AT THE CAPITALS STANLEY CUP PARADE:

METRO ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE CAPITALS STANLEY CUP PARADE:

Fans are encouraged to take the Metro as parking will be EXTREMELY limited near the parade route and many roads will be closed to accommodate the parade and crowd. 

The following roads and intersections will be closed for parking from Monday at 6:30 p.m. to Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.:

  • Seventh Street's restrictions extend through 11 p.m. on Tuesday, as follows:
    • Emergency (no parking) from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW
    • Closed from Constitution Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW during the same time.
  • Constitution Avenue NW from Sixth Street to 23rd Street NW
  • Ninth Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to I-395
  • 10th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 12th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 14th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 15th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 17th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 18th Street from New York Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 19th Street from Virginia Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 20th Street form C Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 21st Street from C Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 22nd Street from C Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 23rd Street from C Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • Virginia Avenue NW from 18th Street to 19th Street NW
  • Independence Avenue SW from Third to 14th Street SW
  • Madison Drive from Fourth to 15th Streets NW
  • Jefferson Drive from 14th to Fourth Streets SW
  • Henry Bacon Drive, SW from Lincoln Memorial Circle to Constitution Avenue NW
  • Parkway Drive SW from Independence Avenue to Lincoln Memorial Circle

 

SPECIAL GUESTS FOR THE CAPITALS' STANLEY CUP PARADE:

  • F-16 Fighting Falcons from the D.C. Air National Guard will fly over the parade along the Potomac River, culminating near Independence and 23rd Street NW
  • Mayor Muriel Bowser and members of the Washington, DC City Council
  • Eastern High School Blue and White Marching Machine Marching Band
  • Ballou High School Majestic Knights Marching Band
  • Longtime season ticket olders who have had season tickets since the Capitals’ inaugural season in 1974
  • DC Fire Department Emerald Society Pipes & Drums
  • Monumental Sports & Entertainment owners and staff
  • Capitals alumni
  • Capital One Arena Ice Crew and Olympia ice resurfacers
  • Metropolitan Police Department
  • Arlington County Police Department
  • Washington Capitals Red Rockers
  • Slapshot
  • The broadcast voices of the Washington Capitals: Joe Beninati, John Walton, Alan May, Craig Laughlin, Al Koken, Tarik El-Bashir
  • 106.7 The Fan, official radio partner of the Washington Capitals
  • Elliot in the Morning’s Elliot Segal
  • Participation from Washington Capitals’ partners Budweiser, Capital One, Etihad Airways, Ford, Geico, Giant, Mars, Pepsi, Red River and the Washington Post
  • Capitals SuperFan Fatima Al Ali of the United Arab Emirates National Women's Hockey Team and Etihad Airlines' Cabin Crew

 

HOW TO WATCH THE CAPITALS STANLEY CUP PARADE:

The Washington Capitals Stanley Cup championship parade will be the LIVE on NBC Sports Washington. Watch all day coverage on NBCSW (click here for the channel finder) and streaming at NBCSportsWashington.com/CapitalsStream. Be sure to follow all of our championship parade content on our website.

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Over an estimated 100,000 fans will likely show up to celebrate the city's first championship in over two decades. Afterall, over 70,000 people tried to get free tickets to the Capital One Arena watch party in mere minutes.

That amount, and more, showed up outside the arena on the night the Capitals won the Stanley Cup.

Go ahead and call your boss, let them know you’re going to be sick, or use those vacation days that you were saving in your back pocket. It took 26 years for a championship to find its way back here. There’s no excuse good enough to miss this.

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