Leicester City Celebrate Championship Title With Open Top Bus Tour
4 May 2014, 08:06
Leicester City are going be showing off their Championship trophy in an open top bus tour.
Thousands of people expected to line the route to join the celebrations.
Entertainment on the Town Hall Square stage will begin at around 12 noon, before the players, the manager and the Championship trophy arrive at around 2.30pm.
The City Council have warned "no alcohol is allowed in Town Hall Square".
After the celebrations, the buses will leave the city centre via Granby Street and Northampton Street at around 3pm.
City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: "This is a wonderful opportunity for the city to show how proud it is of its team. The football club was very keen to celebrate with their fans in Town Hall Square, so we have put in place these measures to allow them to do so.
“We’re expecting a huge turnout, and while only so many people can get into Town Hall Square, people can also line the streets along the parade route to welcome the bus tour. I’m sure people will want to congratulate the team on its well-earned success.”
A Sunday bus service will be in operation on Bank Holiday Monday.
Leicestershire Police put a warning about the road closures the parade will cause on tehir website. They said: "On Monday May 5, Leicester City Football Club will be celebrating their recent Championship title. Players and other representatives from the club will be taking part in a procession of the cup on an open top bus through the city centre.
Leicestershire Police is advising members of the public that if they are planning to visit the city centre on Monday, they should be mindful of the procession route. Police are asking motorists to be mindful of the procession and ask them to be patient if caught up in traffic and diversions while the procession passes.
The procession is due to take place between 2pm and 4pm, during this period of time a number of road closures will be in place. Due to the significance of this event further localised disruption is expected."
The following roads will be closed:
• High Street
• East Gates
• Gallowtree Gate
• Granby Street
• Northampton Street
• Bishop Street
• Every Street
• Horsefair Street
• Bowling Green Street