LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Hundreds of thousands of fans showed up for Saturday’s Stanley Cup championship parade on the Las Vegas strip in an event said to rival the entertainment capital of the world’s New Year’s Eve celebration.
The parade route stretches a mile down The Strip, starting at Flamingo Road and extending to Tropicana Avenue, before culminating with a rally atop a stage constructed at Toshiba Plaza in front of the Knights’ home of T-Mobile Arena.
At 7:43 p.m., officials from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported that Toshiba Plaza had reached capacity, and thanked Golden Knights fans for celebrating responsibly on the Las Vegas Strip.
Golden Knights owner Bill Foley Thursday called the championship run “unbelievable” and “magical.”
“No one gave us any chance, and then the All-Star break came, pedal to the metal,” said Foley.
Tuesday’s dominating Game 5 performance saw the Knights win their first Stanley Cup, defeating the Florida Panthers 9-3. Golden Knights captain, Mark Stone, led the offensive attack with a hat trick that propelled another professional sports championship for Las Vegas.