Thousands Turn Out For York City Victory Parade

21 May 2012, 22:11 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

York City players were met with thousands of people cheering them on as they travelled the city on an open top bus for their victory parade.

It was a sea of red, white and blue as crowds descend in the city to celebrate the Minstermen's double triumph.

The lads carried both the FA Trophy, their first major trophy in 90 years, and the play-off trophy on the bus as it made its way through the streets after setting off from Bootham Crescent.

Fans packed into St Helen’s Square to cheer them on.

It’s been eight years since City were in the league and after Sunday’s 2-1 win over Luton Town in the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off final, that exile ended, and just eight days earlier the team claimed the FA Trophy by defeating Newport County 2-0.

That came just three days after City of York Council gave the go ahead for a new 6,000-seater stadium at Monks Cross, which will hold both City and the York City Giants- their rugby league team.

Today's parade was City's first since they were promoted to the old Second Division back in 1993.