Victory route revealed for City’s stars
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