The river parade will begin at 6 p.m. at the Arneson River Theater, travel through the River Center extension past the Convention Center and Rivercenter Mall and end at the Navarro Street Bridge. Barges will carry Spurs players and coaches, Spurs officials, former Spurs players, City and Bexar County officials, live musical entertainers and others down the San Antonio River.
Fans may not claim a spot along the River Walk to watch the parade until 5 p.m. ET. Following the parade, festivities will continue with a special ceremony at the Alamodome at 10 p.m. ET, but the doors will open for Spurs fans at 5:30 p.m. ET. Fans will be able to watch the championship parade on an LED screen at the Alamodome, and no tickets are needed for entry.
Spurs.com and local television stations will broadcast the parade.
The San Antonio Spurs have been crowned the NBA champions for the fifth time in franchise history, closing out the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals. Forcing the back-to-back champions into a 3-1 series deficit before a104-87 victory on Sunday night, the Spurs took control of the series in Games 3 and 4, dominating the Heat on the road after splitting the first two games in Texas.
San Antonio was able to avenge a heart-wrenching NBA Finals loss to the Heat in the 2013 playoffs in fine fashion. They came back stronger than ever, compiling the best regular season record in the NBA and storming the playoffs once they squeaked by the Dallas Mavericks in seven games.
Kawhi Leonard, the 2014 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, and the Spurs will soak in their victory with a parade down the San Antonio River Walk.