Sea of fans celebrate Cavaliers at downtown parade and rally

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The biggest party Cleveland has ever seen is here!

The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission estimated about 1.3 million people are at the parade and rally to honor the Cleveland Cavaliers. That number was later increased to 2 million.

They took the NBA Championship title in Oakland Sunday, defeating the Warriors 93-89.

The parade began shortly after 11 a.m. and featured 60 units including floats, specialty vehicles, the Ohio State University Marching Band and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

At one point, Cleveland police asked anyone along the parade route to please move out of the way so that the parade could continue.

Here’s all the info:

Parade Route

The parade started near Quicken Loans Arena and is traveling through the streets of downtown Cleveland to a rally on Mall B. There will be a special program with entertainment, special presentations and celebrations.

Fans are lined along the parade route from Quicken Loans Arena, moving to Huron Road to Ontario Street, to Carnegie Avenue to East 9th Street and to Lakeside Avenue, ending at East 6th Street.

City officials suggest arriving to the area early to find a spot to watch the parade. The event is family friendly, and consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.

It’s also recommended that fans travel light and bring water and sunscreen.

Anyone carrying a backpack or large bags must undergo additional screening, police said. Coolers will not be allowed into the rally, and no tailgating is allowed, according to Cleveland Police.

Cleveland Cavaliers Parade Route

Fox 8 News Coverage

Remember, Fox 8 News had unprecedented, all-day live coverage of Wednesday’s parade and rally to honor our Cleveland Cavaliers: The 2016 NBA Champions!

Fox 8 News was live on the air beginning at 4 a.m. and our coverage continues until 7:30 p.m. for 15.5 straight hours of coverage that will include the parade, the rally and our Fox 8 newscasts.

**Read more here on the Cavs’ amazing win**

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