As a season ticket holder, the Kings made arrangements for us to go to the Home Depot Center (home of the LA Galaxy) in order to have our moment with the Cup. While at the stadium, there were a bunch of new banners featuring the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings celebrating.
Then, my season seat friend and I took our turn in front of the camera. I slowly walked over, put my arms around that giant silver chalice, and gave it a big hug. I starred at it lovingly like a man who just found his long lost love. Then, I positioned myself to its side, and gave the camera the biggest smile I could. Heck, I didn't even have to try.
As you can see above, my friend decided to point at the LA Kings inscription on the bottom of the Cup. Just a week or so before, the NHL officially engraved it with the names of the Kings players and staff. Seeing it was a sight to behold.
As I was walking out I saw another championship trophy glimmering in the sun. Below is the MLS Cup (actually named the Philip F. Anschutz Cup- owner of the Kings) that was won by the LA Galaxy in 2011. It not as grand as the Stanley Cup, but is still impressive looking.
BTW, as I suggested in the title to this post there are a few more public opportunities for fans to take their photo with the Cup. Go here for information.
The Kings are making the Cup available for public viewing and photos at four stops from Oct. 10-12. Below is a brief rundown of the events.
OCT. 10 — KNOTT’S BERRY FARM
Those who pay for admission for the park have a chance to visit with the Cup between 2:30-4 p.m..
Space/Time is limited – not all patrons will have access.
OCT. 10 — ESPN ZONE AT L.A. LIVE
Those who buy a ticket to the Kings’ Ice Crew calendar launch party will get to attend the party and get a photo opportunity with the Cup from 7-10 p.m. Cost: $50/person – includes: entry, the new calendar, access to take a photo with the Cup, free games and more.
Space is limited – learn more and purchase now by visiting: LAKINGS.COM/calendar
OCT. 11 — THE GROVE, LOS ANGELES
The Cup will be available for photos between 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where to line-up: Starting at the Circle Valet, running down The Grove Drive and down to 3rd Street
OCT. 12 — THE AMERICANA AT BRAND, GLENDALE
The Cup will be available for photos between 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where to line-up: Line will form near “The Green”
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