July 2, 2022
  • July 2, 2022

Thousands flood Market Street in San Francisco

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Monday’s Golden State Warriors championship parade could turn out to be one of the busiest days in BART history – a one-day boon for the transit system that has struggled throughout the pandemic. The parade also shines the spotlight on one of San Francisco’s most important thoroughfares, Market Street, in the hope that putting its best foot forward can help the downtown commercial artery on its way to pandemic recovery. . Starting at 11:20 a.m., the parade must make its way between Market and Main. Here’s what you need to know about what and where, and how to get there.

Can I live stream the Warriors Parade?

For fans who can’t make it to downtown SF to see their Warriors heroes parade down Market Street, the celebration is available to view via live stream and television. Live coverage of the parade began at 9:30 a.m. from NBC Sports Bay Area and was set for 10 a.m. on Fox 2, along with radio coverage beginning at 6 a.m. on 95.7 FM. The parade is broadcast on the MyTeams and NBC Sports apps and NBCSportsBayArea.com. Read what you need to know to see the Warriors parade in person or virtually.

The red line on BART is now operational from Richmond

After shutting down its red line on Sunday to fix a power cable issue, BART said Monday morning it was sending trains to Richmond for service in San Francisco as thousands of fans made their way to the Warriors parade. The direct red line ran from Richmond to Daly City and back, Bart tweeted. The agency had said earlier on Monday morning that a trackside power problem interrupted service to San Francisco on the Richmond line, advising those heading to San Francisco to board a train Berryessa and transfer to MacArthur Station for a train to SFO. BART said Sunday its trains would run to and from Richmond every 15 minutes until 8 p.m. on the Red Line and Orange lines. After 8:00 p.m., trains will run every half hour.

Caltrain prepares for a ‘real busy’ flow by blocking half of the station

Dozens of fans emerged from San Francisco’s Caltrain station just after 9 a.m., channeled by San Francisco sheriff’s deputies. One entrance was closed, as deputies directed the flow of people to Fourth Street, where they began to move towards Market Street in a steady wave. When asked why half the station was blocked, the deputy raised his eyebrows and said: “It’s for when everyone gets home – it’s going to be very busy.”

“What are they going to say now!”

Standing on Market Street near Fifth at 7 a.m., settling in for the eventual Golden State Warriors parade on Monday, Terry Collins, 55, of San Francisco, and his children, Terry Jr., 36, Jada , 14, and Teiari, 8. “This is their first championship parade for San Francisco,” Collins said, “so I have to be here to represent.” Compared to the Dubs’ previous championships, he proclaimed this one “better because they were the San Francisco Warriors”. His lasting memory of the title race was Stephen Curry counting one, two, three, four on his fingers representing his team’s titles. “What are they going to say now!” he exclaimed.

Thousands flood downtown San Francisco and occupy space for Warriors parade

Downtown San Francisco was awash Monday morning with Warriors blue and gold, hours before the scheduled 11:20 a.m. start of Golden State’s championship celebration. Thousands turned out for parade viewing points along Market Street as Cal’s cheer band entertained everyone. On the East Bay BART train, early morning fans dressed in Warriors gear mingled with commuters and casual airport travelers. Although not yet crowded, the trains around 8 a.m. were filling with parade revelers. At the Powell Street station, a few dozen police officers held a briefing before the parade.

Podcaster Green teases he might not show up

Golden State Warriors forward and aspiring podcaster Draymond Green tweeted Monday morning that he may skip the team’s championship parade in San Francisco due to the lack of a rally with speeches. “Nobody speaks at the parade? Yeah, I think I’ll stay in the cradle, ”wrote the loquacious guard. This, however, could be a case of Draymond being Draymond and stirring the pot, as he missed the typo in his next tweet: “So just rude and vague?”

BART is preparing for a very big day

With hundreds of thousands of transit riders expected at the San Francisco Championship Parade for the Warriors, Monday could prove to be a daring day for the BART system – perhaps one of the busiest ever. , although recent ridership is only a fraction of what it was before the pandemic. Nine of the top 10 days with the most passengers on BART occurred either on days when the Warriors or Giants held a championship parade or in the days leading up to Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Learn more about how BART is preparing for a surge in crowds as its downtown San Francisco stations take passengers straight to the parade.

Will the Dubs throw another parade next year?

As the Warriors and San Francisco geared up for Monday’s Market Street celebration, Chronicle basketball writer Connor Letourneau penned this offseason primer on the team’s challenges — including a payroll that could top 400. million dollars, decisions on free agents like Gary Payton II, and the Health of young center James Wiseman. Find out what the Warriors’ offseason holds.

Market Street hopes the catwalk attention will signal new buzz

Market Street, which has fallen on hard times during the pandemic, plays a supporting role in the Warriors’ day of parade glory. City officials and local business groups spent a hectic weekend preparing for the arrival of the masses, while keeping their fingers crossed in the hope that the timing would provide more stimulus to the long, struggling boulevard. Learn more about San Francisco’s preparations for the Warriors’ big day and why it’s important for the beleaguered downtown.

From Beantown to Sin City for Champions

No sooner had the Golden State Warriors landed in San Francisco on Friday after getting rid of the Boston Celtics than a dozen team members boarded another jet – and flew to Las Vegas. The celebrants’ itinerary included Zouk, a nightclub north of the legendary Las Vegas Strip, where the Las Vegas Review-Journal described how teammates led by Klay Thompson walked into the venue as the team’s logo flashed on the club’s huge LED screen. With them was Dub Nation’s favorite DJ, DJ Shabazz, who took over the controls on the stage. According to the Review-Journal, just about every notable Warrior except for Steph Curry was on point to break away after a grueling season and 22 postseason games. The group included Jordan Poole, who was also celebrating his 23rd birthday this weekend. Poole marked the occasion in part by “spraying champagne on the Zouk Nightclub DJ booth console,” the Review-Journal reported. The paper went on to point out that “any professional DJ (and even any novice champagne drinker) knows that’s a bad combination.” Even in Las Vegas, apparently, some things are taboo.

A note to the Warriors boss

The Warriors sent out a mass email Sunday to fans on their mailing list, peddling 2022 championship merchandise such as a $199 “Varsity Full-Snap Jacket.” The team also included a helpful pre-written form letter that fans wanting to attend the parade could use to get out of class or work. The “To Whom It May Concern” team memo is meant to be sent to any skeptical boss and asks that the bearer be allowed to go to Market Street for the midday festivities. “We would hate to miss a crucial part of Dub Nation as we celebrate,” the team says, as the Warriors “couldn’t have done it without our fans, and we need to celebrate with them.”

What’s next for the Warriors? Free agency is about to begin

With the Bay Area’s jubilation over the Golden State Warriors’ NBA championship far from waning, it’s already time for the Dubs to look to the future. Free agency is set to begin at the start of the league’s new year on July 1, and major decisions regarding the retention of key players are imminent. Golden State, which had the highest payroll in the NBA last season, expects to have a record luxury tax payout next season. That said, it might be difficult for the team to match high offers for their top free agents, but majority owner Joe Lacob and general manager Bob Myers aren’t afraid to spend if necessary and will be looking to bring back as much money. the composition of the championship as possible. Learn more about what the future of the Golden State Warriors could look like.

Klay Thompson has a sideline in the wine business

Klay Thompson has been busy with more than helping the Warriors clinch the NBA championship. He is now in the wine business. He and St. Louis Cardinals All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado, a childhood friend, just released Diamond & Key, a Napa Cabernet. Their company was born in partnership with Joe Harden, Winemaker at Nickel & Nickel, and Joe McLean, Wealth Manager for Thompson and Arenado. Harden himself played basketball before getting into the wine business, which he studied at UC Davis. Thompson has developed his palette in recent years and has become intrigued by the process and culture of winemaking. Learn more about how the 32-year-old Warriors guard got into winemaking.