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June 15, 2017


1 Million Fans from Across Dub Nation Joined for Second NBA Championship Celebration in Three Years

OAKLAND, CA ? Today, the City of Oakland and the Golden State Warriors hosted a parade and rally to celebrate the 2017 NBA Champions. Initial estimates indicate one million fans from around the Bay Area attended the festivities.

"Oakland has been rallying around the Warriors for decades and we are so excited to host this celebration for the entire Bay Area for the second time in three years," said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. "This team makes our city proud on and off the court, and as a lifelong Warriors fan, I'm proud to welcome the Larry O'Brien trophy back to Oakland."

Today's events proceeded without any major incidents. As of 4 p.m., the Oakland Fire Department had responded 105 calls for medical assistance, predominately for heat-related issues.

Street closures began at 6 a.m. this morning and the parade stepped off shortly after 10 a.m. from Broadway at 11th Street. The parade proceeded north up Broadway before turning right on Grand Avenue, then right on Harrison, left on to 19th Street, then right onto Oak Street before ending outside the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center and along Lake Merritt Boulevard for the rally.

The rally began shortly before 1 p.m., where Mayor Schaaf and fellow elected officials from around the region joined Golden State Warriors owners, leadership, and players on the rally stage. After making brief remarks, the Mayor presented Warriors owners Peter Gruber and Joe Lacob with the "Key to the City of Oakland."

Oakland Public Works moved quickly to clean and clear the streets and rally following the parade. All streets were reopened to vehicle traffic by 4:30 p.m. except for:

10th Street between Clay Street and Broadway 11th Street between Clay Street and Broadway

These two streets will re-open at 6 p.m.



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The following six streets will re-open at midnight or earlier if tear-down is completed sooner:

Lake Merritt Boulevard/Bridge between Oak Street & International Boulevard (E. 14th Street)

1st Avenue between E. 12th Street & E. 15th Street 11th Street tunnel E. 12th Street between 1st Avenue & 2nd Avenue 13th Street between Madison Street & Oak Street 14th Street between Madison Street & Oak Street

As of 4 p.m., a total of three arrests were made; two for public intoxication and one for assault on an officer.

During the parade and rally, 11 minors were missing. All have been reunified with their parents or guardians.

As of 3 p.m., BART reported 301,270 exits. That is a 45% increase from a typical Thursday and very similar to ridership during the 2015 championship parade and rally.

Thirteen outside agencies worked alongside the Oakland Police Department to ensure the safe and seamless execution of today's events. The participating mutual-aid agencies include:

Alameda County Sheriff's Office Alameda Police Department Berkeley Police Department Department of Homeland Security Emeryville Police Department FBI Fremont Police Department Hayward Police Department Moraga Police Department Oakland Unified School District Police Department San Jose Police Department San Leandro Police Department U.S. Marshals Service

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