The Washington Capitals will celebrate their 2018 Stanley Cup with a parade in downtown D.C. and a rally on the National Mall next week, the team announced.
The parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday June 12 starting at Constitution Avenue and 17th Streets near the Washington Monument. The parade will proceed along Constitution Avenue to Seventh Street and will culminate in a rally on the National Mall.
The parade will be free, and more details will be released in the coming days, the team said in a statement.
The permit application Washington Capitals’ owner Monumental Sports submitted to the National Park Service envisions a grandiose event.
Celebration space requested includes an event stage on Seventh Street between Jefferson and Madison Drives in Northwest.
Metro announced Friday that it will operate rush-hour service levels throughout the day to accommodate for the thousands of fans expected to descend upon the area.
Metro will open at 5 a.m. and trains will depart end-of-line stations every eight minutes, with service as frequent as every two to four minutes at downtown stations served by multiple lines.