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MCFC Victory Parade Tonight

Tens of thousands expected for city centre celebration

Written by . Published on May 12th 2014.


MCFC Victory Parade Tonight
 

MANCHESTER CITY will stage a city centre celebration tonight (Monday 12 May) after claiming their second Premier League title in three years this weekend.

The club will also be celebrating their Capital One Cup victory in March.

“Putting local rivalries aside, the fact is that the Premier League title has now resided in Manchester for the last four seasons and that can only be good for the city."

Fans will be able to enter Albert Square from 4pm on a non-ticketed basis. First come first served.

From 5pm there'll be music, special guests and season highlights in the square.

From 6pm the City squad and management will gather in Albert Square to showcase the trophies before snaking their way out of the Square on the parade bus, along Peter Street, up Deansgate and on to the Exchange Square, where the parade will end.

City parade routeCity parade route

Event details (All times listed below are estimates):

Pre-parade player presentation and trophies in Albert Square: 18:00 – 18:30

Albert Square: Parade start 18:30

Peter Street: 18:50

Deansgate: 19:10

Exchange Square: 19.40

(Estimated end 8pm)

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “This year’s title race has been enthralling and City and their fans have shown true resolve to finish top of the table.   

“Putting local rivalries aside, the fact is that the Premier League title has now resided in Manchester for the last four seasons and that can only be good for the city. 

“We expect tens of thousands to throng the streets to savour this latest success.”

City's final game vs West HamNasri scores in City's final game vs West Ham

Police have urged City fans to behave themselves.

Chief Superintendent John O'Hare said: “It is great to see the Premiership trophy remain in Manchester and we want to ensure people can celebrate this success in a safe and enjoyable manner.

“Fans are quite rightly over the moon with yesterday’s result and are planning to celebrate their success today. I would encourage people to arrive in the city centre in good time, drink responsibly and respect the fact that there will be a large number of families present.”

Police have also advised that city centre road closures will be in place.

Road closures:

Albert Square, Mount Street, Princess Street: 11.00 – 21.30

John Dalton Street, Cross Street: 11:00 – 20.00

Peter Street: 14:00 – 20.00

Deansgate - Whitworth St West to Peter St: 15.00 – 20.00

Deansgate - Peter Street to St Mary's Gate: 15:00 – 21.30

Deansgate - St Mary’s Gate to Cateaton St: 17.30 – 21.30

MCFC parade information here.

For information about changes to public transport visit tfgm.com

 

City fan Noel Gallagher celebrates with teamCity fan Noel Gallagher celebrates with team

 

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