D.C.'s first Stanley Cup parade set for Tuesday

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By 106.7 The Fan

The Capitals have been waiting since 1974 to hoist the Stanley Cup, and Ted Leonsis wants their championship parade to be proportional to that prolonged drought.

"I think it's going to be much bigger than everyone is expecting," Leonsis told ESPN after his club's decisive Game 5 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday.

"We want to be able to say thank you to people in Virginia and Maryland and Washington, D.C.," he said. "My goal is to create something that elevates and unites all of the people in our community, so people think happy thoughts about Washington, D.C."

"THE WORDS THAT D.C. FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING TO HEAR SINCE 1974! THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS ARE THE 2018 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS! IT'S NOT A DREAM! IT'S NOT A DESERT MIRAGE!" @WaltonCaps' WITH THE #STANLEYCUP GAME-WINNING CALL pic.twitter.com/2gYtPHpfZl

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 8, 2018

Details of the parade are beginning to trickle out. As first reported by Mark Segraves of NBC Washington, the parade is scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 12 at 11 a.m., at Constitution Ave. and 17th St. NW. It will continue up Constitution Ave. to 7th St. NW, where it will turn right and culminate with a rally at 7th St. NW and the National Mall.

Time to start prepping for the big day - Tuesday’s Washington @Capitals 2018 Championship Parade!A few reminders:1. Take Metro or rideshare ----2. Bring plenty of water --3. Text “ALLCAPS” to 888-777 for alerts. --For full parade info, visit https://t.co/vyzW8qE3Dm. pic.twitter.com/rjiYJP7OnC

— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) June 11, 2018

Get ready, D.C. Lord Stanley's coming home and he's bringing friends.

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