Vic­tory route re­vealed for City’s stars

Glossop Advertiser - - News - Rich Fay

THE pa­rade route has been an­nounced for Manch­ester City’s cel­e­bra­tion of their Premier League ti­tle tri­umph.

Sup­port­ers are in­vited to paint the town blue on Mon­day, May 14 when the club will cel­e­brate its fifth top-flight ti­tle with a huge event. The party will be­gin with a stage show, fol­lowed by an open top bus pa­rade through the city cen­tre, be­fore cul­mi­nat­ing with first-team play­ers cel­e­brat­ing on a stage at the junc­tion of Deans­gate, Peter Street and Quay Street.

Gates for the event will open at 4pm, al­low­ing plenty of time for fans to get into po­si­tion.

The Deans­gate stage show will be­gin at ap­prox­i­mately 5pm in an­tic­i­pa­tion of the main event, which will start roughly an hour after.

City’s vic­tory bus pa­rade is sched­uled to be­gin at 6pm and will last roughly 45 min­utes as the Premier League cham­pi­ons travel from Manch­ester Cathe­dral down Deans­gate.

The pa­rade will then turn left down John Dal­ton Street through Al­bert Square and pass­ing the Town Hall.

It will then ven­ture down Peter Street and ar­rive at the Deans­gate stage area.

The fi­nal hour of the event will see Blues boss Pep Guardi­ola, his play­ers and staff ad­dress sup­port­ers from the stage be­fore the event fin­ishes at roughly 8pm.

City cap­tain Vin­cent Kom­pany said: “The sup­port from our fans through­out the sea­son has been fan­tas­tic, so I’m de­lighted that we’ll have the op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate with them in the city cen­tre after what has been an un­be­liev­able Premier League cam­paign”.

Manch­ester coun­cil’s deputy chief ex­ec­u­tive Sara Todd said: “City have won this year’s ti­tle with real style, play­ing some in­cred­i­ble foot­ball along the way, and mak­ing the 2017/18 sea­son one that their fans will never for­get.

“The coun­cil is pleased to sup­port this event and we ex­pect tens of thou­sands of fans to take to the city cen­tre streets to see their he­roes and the al­limpor­tant sil­ver­ware.

“Hav­ing suc­cess­ful teams is good for Manch­ester as a whole – at­tract­ing vis­i­tors, sup­port­ing jobs, pro­ject­ing pres­tige and above all spread­ing joy.”

●● City’s pa­rade in 2014. Right, the pa­rade route map

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