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A Los Angeles Kings fan holds up a sign "History in the MaKings!!" in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Is your index finger set and ready? It’ll be a race to nab L.A. Kings championship rally tickets for Thursday.
The championship parade begins at noon Thursday at Fifth and Figueroa and will end up at L.A. Live for an hour-long rally inside Staples Center beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Rally tickets are free and available online, first come, first serve. The tickets went live at 10 a.m. for some Kings season ticket holders. At 2 p.m., those who subscribed to the Kings' eNews got a chance to claim their tickets, but many on the L.A. Kings Facebook page were highly disappointed that there were very few left.
“I cant [sic] believe people are ALREADY selling them. I got lucky and got 1 ticket.. but just wish people would allow us to celebrate a victory rather than make a buck... for once,” Candyce Carpenter commented on the Kings' Facebook page.
Four rally tickets have been listed on eBay for $400. Bids on other ticket pairs are going anywhere from $50 to the high hundreds.
Authorities are asking people not to come to the L.A. Live plaza for the parade. The plaza will not be open to people who don’t have rally tickets. Fox Sports West will carry both the parade and the rally live on TV.
Tuesday night, you'll get to see the Stanley Cup and the Kings players that worked so hard to earn it. The L.A. Kings twitter feed posted these updates:
Dustin Brown and the #StanleyCup will visit The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this evening. Show starts at 11:35 p.m. PT— LA Kings (@LAKings) June 12, 2012
No word yet on where the Stanley Cup will go next. Each team member will get to spend a whole day with the trophy, but a public relations representative for the Kings said in an email, “We are some time away from that at this point.”
But it looks like the guys took Lord Stanley’s Mug for a night out in Hermosa Beach. The L.A. Times reports the team hung out at the North End Bar & Grill at a private party early Tuesday morning after the game.
For now, the Cup has been spotted around Southern California. Kings center #10 Mike Richards tweeted a photo of the Cup and added, “Just your average Tuesday.”