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Celebrate with the lads!

22 May 2013

City supporters will have the opportunity to continue the promotion party tonight (Wednesday) with the club's victorious squad during the planned open-top bus parade and City Park celebrations.

To mark City's truly amazing 2012/2013 campaign, Phil Parkinson's squad, who achieved a place in the Capital One Cup Final as well as Saturday's promotion into League 1, will be paraded on an open-top bus along a chosen route between the Coral Windows Stadium and City Hall.

City's triumphant players and staff will set off from Valley Parade outside the club's 1911 Club main reception entrance on the corner of Cliffe Terrace and Burlington Street at approximately 6:30pm on Wednesday evening.

The three buses containing the club's players, staff and other officials will then make their way up towards Manningham Lane before eventually heading onto Manor Row.

The route will continue through Cheapside and onto Market Street before finishing up by City Hall at Centenary Square.

Once at Centenary Square, City's players will then be introduced to the waiting crowds. The expected arrival time for the parade buses is around 7:00pm.

A stage area will be erected in City Park next to Centenary Square to give fans a better view of Parkinson's squad as they celebrate their achievements with supporters and show off the League 2 Play-Off Final winners trophy.

The Bantams boss and some of his squad members are also expected to address the crowd.

A map of the route for Wednesday's parade can be found by clicking the link here - Parademap

Council Leader David Green said: “Bradford City have achieved amazing things this season and this parade and civic reception is our way of recognising this tremendous success and the benefits that this has brought to the city and district.

Lord Mayor Coun Khadim Hussain said: “This caps off a terrific season for Bradford City and I am sure that this parade will be a fantastic event for the people of Bradford to celebrate with their team."

To accommodate the parade there will be several road closures in place from 18:00hrs to 20:00hrs. The roads closed will be:


Temporary Road Closures 18:00 – 20:00


BRIDGE STREET                  (junction of Sunbridge Road to Norfolk Gardens)

BRIDGE STREET                  (north-westerly lane only) (from Hall Ings to Broadway)

MARKET STREET                 (junction of Bridge Street to Bank Street)

NORFOLK GARDENS          (full length)

CHANNING WAY                  (full length)

SUNBRIDGE ROAD              (junction of Bridge Street to Godwin Street)

ALDERMANBURY                 (full length)


Managed road closures from Valley Parade to City Park from 18:30 – 19:00


VALLEY PARADE                  (full length)

MANNINGHAM LANE           (junction of Valley Parade to Manor Row)

MANOR ROW                                    (full length)

CHEAPSIDE                          (full length)

MARKET STREET                 (junction of Cheapside to Bank Street)

BANK STREET                      (junction of Market Street to Broadway)

BROADWAY                          (full length)


Once the public parade has finished, the club's players and management will head into City Hall where they will be welcomed by the new Lord Mayor Coun Khadim Hussain for a private civic reception for invited guests only.



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