Wigan Parades FA Cup

20 May 2013, 09:57

Wigan looks set to throw a massive party as the town celebrates its football club winning the FA Cup for the first time in its history.

The team will board an open top bus which will travel along Standishgate between 5.15pm and 5.30pm.

Afterwards they'll take to a stage to lift the cup in front of fans.

The Latics beat Manchester City to win the FA Cup last week, but were relegated three days later following defeat to Arsenal.

Lord Peter Smith, leader of Wigan Council, said: "It’s going to be a wonderful occasion.

"It has been an extraordinary season for Wigan Athletic and this will be an opportunity for the club to say thank you to the fans for their support through the good times and the bad.

"Relegation from the Premier League can’t diminish the pride the whole town feels.

"To win the oldest cup competition in football, and in such style, was a remarkable achievement.

"The town will come together on Monday and put on a party we will remember for years to come."

Road closures:

Wallgate from the junction with King Street West to its junction with Library Street closed from 3:30 pm.  Diversions for bus services will be in place.

Library Street from its junction with Wallgate to its junction with Hewlett Street will be closed from 3:30 pm. Parking will be suspended on this section of Library Street from 7 am.

Standishgate from its junction with Northway/Powell Street to its junction with Crompton Street/Mesnes Street will be closed from 4:30 pm.  Disabled parking on Standishgate will be suspended from 7 am.

Crompton Street from its junction with Standishgate to the access to the Grand Arcade car park will be closed from 4:30 pm. Access to the Grand Arcade car park will be permitted. Diversions for bus services will be in place.

Mesnes Street will be closed in the inbound direction from its junction with New Market Street/Northway to its junction with Standishgate. Exit from the Galleries car park still permitted. Diversions for bus services will be in place.

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