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Mavs Parade Route Revealed

By Frank heinz
|  Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011  |  Updated 5:53 PM CDT
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The Dallas Mavericks players are pumped up for the parade and Thursday was the only option for the championship celebration.

Kevin Cokely, NBCDFW.com

The Dallas Mavericks players are pumped up for the parade and Thursday was the only option for the championship celebration.

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Get your cameras ready. Dallas city officials said Thursday's parade celebrating the Mavericks being crowned NBA Champions will begin at 10 a.m. at City Hall.

The parade featuring players and coaches will leave City Hall and go west on Young Street to Houston Street.  They'll take a right on Houston, heading north, all the way through downtown and under Woodall Rodgers Freeway to Continental Avenue.  See a map here.

At Continental, the parade will go left, and then immediately right on Victory Avenue.  The parade will follow Victory all the way to the American Airlines Center.

Expected in the parade are Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, former owner Don Carter, president of operations Donnie Nelson, team president and CEO Terdema Ussery, head coach Rick Carlisle, all players, coaches, support staff and their families.  Also appearing are the Budweiser Clydesdales.

Streets around the affected area will close at 8 a.m. that morning, though fans may begin lining up behind barricades at 7 a.m.  Dallas police said they will only allow about 10,000 people to crowd into Victory Park, where the parade ends.

DART will have light rail and bus service for fans -- details of that are expected later Tuesday.

With temperatures expected to reach 100 that day, fans should prepare in advance by wearing light-colored clothing and sunscreen and by drinking plenty of water beforehand and during the parade.

If you aren't able to attend the parade in person, it will be broadcast on TV by FOX Sports Southwest and streaming live on NBCDFW.com.

NBCDFW's Ken Kalthoff contributed to this report.

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