Rams Plan for Super Bowl Victory Parade Wednesday
Rams Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff said Monday that a Super Bowl victory parade will be Wednesday.
Demoff told reporters the parade will start at the Shrine Auditorium and end a relatively short distance away at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where a rally will be in the peristyle-end plaza outside the stadium.
The Rams played at the Coliseum from 2016-19 while SoFi Stadium was being built.
Although no formal announcement has been made, the Los Angeles Times, citing team officials, said the parade will start at 11 a.m. at the Shrine Auditorium, travel on Jefferson Boulevard to Figueroa Street, then head south to the Coliseum, where the rally will be at noon.
The exact route of the parade also was not immediately released.
The Dodgers and Lakers were denied victory parades following their 2020 championship seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rams claimed the Super Bowl title Sunday with a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Some fans have suggested that the Rams parade be expanded to also celebrate the Laker and Dodger victories. Among them was Laker star LeBron James.
``We, Dodgers and Rams should all do a joint parade together!!!!'' James tweeted Monday. ``With a live concert afterward to end it!! City of Champions. Congrats once again.''
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday the Rams victory capped a triumphant NFL return to the Southland.
``The NFL needed L.A., and L.A. needed the NFL,'' Garcetti told reporters in downtown Los Angeles. ``It was a broken-heart story. If it was Hollywood, it would have been maybe a rom-com. But at least some sort of romance. But it was our destiny to come back together.''
The mayor thanked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying the league ``bet big on L.A., not just once but twice, with two great teams.''
The Rams are Super Bowl champs! A parade and rally are planned on Wednesday from the Shrine Auditorium to the L.A. Memorial Coliseum via Jefferson Boulevard and Figueroa Street -- and Metro is an option to reach the area and avoid hassles with parking, traffic and street closures.
The Metro E (Expo) Line train has two convenient stations along the parade route (Jefferson/USC and Expo Park/USC) and the J (Silver) Line express bus' 37th St/USC Station is a short 5-minute walk to Figueroa St. See the map posted above..
The E Line and J Line are easily accessed by the Metro Bus and Rail system and it's a short ride on each from downtown Los Angeles to the Expo Park area.
There are thousands of free and paid parking spaces at lots at stations on the Metro system. Please see this page to see lots by line.
Customers who normally ride Metro Bus service in the area should take Metro Rail where possible to avoid traffic delays and detours attributed to event road closures.
•Pay Before You Board. For a limited time, Metro’s all-day pass is only $3.50 -- use the day pass throughout the Metro Rail system and if traveling round-trip to avoid extra fares for the J Line. Fares include transfers to other Metro lines for up to 2 hours.
•Pay Metro fares with a TAP card -- they can be purchased from TAP vending machines at all Metro Rail stations. Tap Your Card on the turnstile or validator when boarding trains and buses.
•You can also use your smartphone as a TAP card. Download the TAP App (it's available in the Apple App Store here and Google Play store here) to avoid long lines at TAP vending machines before and after the parade.
•Use one TAP card per person only. TAP cards cannot be shared; each person must have their own TAP card.
•If you are transferring from Metrolink, your commuter rail fare is valid for all-day travel on Metro Rail by using your QR code at selected turnstiles.
•Riders are required to wear face masks! Please do not travel if you are sick.
•Small coolers and picnic baskets are okay to bring on board, but please keep aisles clear.
•Eating or drinking while in stations or onboard Metro buses and trains is not permitted.
CNS and Metro contributed to this story