Route for Cobblers' victory parade announced

Details of the victory parade to celebrate Northampton Town's victorious season have been revealed.

Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 11:44 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 12:49 pm

The League Two champions will set off on two open-top buses - one for players and another for staff - from Sixfields at 4pm on Sunday, May 8.

The bus will then head down Weedon Road, past the rail station, into Marefair, then up Gold Street and Mercer’s Row, before performing a lap of All Saints before moving up the Drapery.

The bus will then perform two laps of the Market Square, before pausing outside Starbucks for speeches.

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Afterwards, it will move on past All Saints again and into George Row and then St Giles Square before heading into the Guildhall for a civic reception in honour of the club’s achievements this season.

Thousands of supporters are expected to line the route, and road closures will be in place that afternoon to allow the parade to take place.

These closures will include no parking all day in Mercer’s Row, George Row and Wood Hill; there will be no vehicular access to St Giles Square between 3.30pm and 6.30pm.

Bridge Street will be closed to all vehicles except buses from 3.30pm to 6.30pm.

Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas said: “This should be a fantastic finale to a wonderful season and we are very grateful to Northampton Borough Council for organising this event for us.

“The supporters have been with the club every step of the way this season and we know they will turn out in big numbers to share in the success and glory that everyone can enjoy after being crowned Champions.

“The town has really rallied behind the club and this parade is a chance for the town to come together and enjoy what this club has achieved.

“We have agreed with the borough council that there will be two buses, one for the players, and also one for the staff who have played a huge part in what has been a real united effort this season.

“This should be a fantastic afternoon, and we are looking forward to seeing Northampton come together for one big party.”

Councillor Mary Markham, leader of Northampton Borough Council, said: “This gives all the fans and well-wishers a chance to congratulate and celebrate with the team and we expect a terrific turn out.

“We wish the Cobblers continued success on the pitch and look forward to watching them progress in League One.”