SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Preparations were under way Wednesday night for the Long Live the Kings Rally in downtown Sacramento, taking place Thursday.
Workers set up the main stage and sound system for the free event at Cesar Chavez Park, across from City Hall. The event features new team owners Sacramento Kings players, and other entertainers. The planned celebration will introduce the new owners to Sacramento fans, and spotlight the success of the efforts to keep the Kings from moving to Seattle.READ MORE: Fire Inside Highway 160 Overpass Points To Dangerous Places People Are Making Their Homes
Police are ordering several road closures around the rally site.
Ninth Street between I Street and J Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to midnight.READ MORE: As California's Eviction Ban Ends, Some Protections Remain
Parking will be restricted on 10th Street, I Street and J Street
Sacramento Police Officer Michele Gigante explained the planning.MORE NEWS: 2 Juveniles Detained After Mother, Son Found Critically Injured In Elverta
“We take into considerations on a safety plan and a traffic plan and we do have extra officers in that area, just like we would if there was any other type of event that was going on,” Gigante said.