Sheffield United’s victory parade announced
The Blades will celebrate with the city on Thursday 11 May.
After their 2 – 0 win against West Brom gained them automatic promotion, Sheffield United will be celebrating with the city with a victory parade on Thursday 11 May between 5:30pm-8pm.
The open top bus, which will take the team’s players and coaching staff through the streets of Sheffield, will leave Bramall Lane stadium at 5.30pm, to arrive at the Sheffield Town Hall for around 6.30pm.
With the route closed to traffic, the open top bus will travel at walking pace to allow Sheffield United to greet people along the route.
Blades supporters can join in the celebrations outside the Town Hall in a traffic free fanzone, where the team will be presented to share their success and mark the occasion with loyal fans. After the parade, the team will attend a civic reception at the Town Hall.
Lord Mayor, Sioned-Mair Richards said: “Congratulations to Sheffield United on their promotion. The victory parade is a fantastic opportunity for the team and fans to come together to celebrate the team’s success and we will be honoured to host the Blades at the Town Hall.
“I’d like to remind fans to respect the city, each other and security staff if they’re coming into the city centre to watch the victory parade.”
United’s chief executive officer, Stephen Bettis, said: “Our thanks to Sheffield City Council for affording us the opportunity to celebrate our achievement with the people of the city.
“No doubt it will be a special event, we hope thousands of Unitedites will turn out to enjoy the moment with the players and management staff who have worked tremendously hard to secure this promotion.”
The bus will travel at walking pace accompanied by stewards to ensure people’s safety. People along the route are asked to adhere to the following:
- Do not follow the bus too closely. This is not only potentially very dangerous, but will also delay proceedings for the whole evening’s celebration.
- Are respectful of and listen to instructions from stewards
- Do not throw anything up in to the open top bus
During the parade some roads will be closed to allow the bus and fans to pass through. More details of the closures will be released soon.