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Manchester City trophy parade

A parade will be held on Monday afternoon and evening to mark Manchester City FC's historic first Premier League title and first English title for 44 years.

There will be an open top bus tour with the team departing from Albert Square before taking a route of nearly two miles around the city centre.

Albert Square will be open to the public from 4pm on a non-ticketed, first come first served basis.

Manchester City Council said the parade bus is expected to leave from Albert Square at 6.30pm but all timings are estimates.

The team bus will travel along the following route:

  • Albert Square: Event start 6pm Q&A with players
  • Albert Square: Parade start 6.30pm
  • Princess Street: 6.30pm
  • Portland Street: 6.45pm
  • Deansgate: 7pm
  • St Mary's Gate: 7.30pm
  • Corporation Street: 7.45pm

Road closures

  • Albert Square: 9am onwards
  • Princess Street: 10am onwards
  • Portland Street: 5pm onwards
  • Chepstow Street: 6.30pm onwards
  • Great Bridgewater Street: 6.30pm onwards
  • Whitworth Street West: 6.30pm onwards
  • Deansgate: 3pm onwards (key junctions kept open)
  • St Mary's Gate: 5pm onwards

People travelling in and out of the city centre during the late afternoon and evening are being advised to expect some disruption to roads and public transport services and to consider this when planning their journeys. For information about changes to public transport visit

Following a special council planning meeting on Monday, licensed premises along the route have been contacted to request no outside furniture or drinking from 4pm, including at coffee shops and sandwich shops. Off licenses have been asked not to sell alcohol from 2pm to ensure no breaches in Designated Public Places Order. Licensed premises have also been asked to close as the parade approaches their premises and then re-open after it passes or have sufficient security staff in place to prevent any customers leaving their premises with alcohol.

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, said: "Having the city's two clubs contest the title has brought Manchester worldwide attention and helped boost tourism revenues.

"It's been a nail-biting finish to the season and the council stood ready to support a parade whichever club triumphed.

"This parade is an opportunity for Man City fans, who have experienced countless ups and downs over the years, to celebrate a resounding success.

"We expect tens of thousands to take to the streets and enjoy an historic moment."

Your Comments

Welcome to Manchester!

By Bobby

congrats to city from an arsenal fan, amazing goal on the last game of the season, good to see man united lose the title

By g

and good to see another trophy less season for you lot of whingers


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