Last night (June 10) saw Manchester City became the Champions of Europe beating Inter Milan 1-0 meaning the club secured the treble (Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League) for the first time. To celebrate the achievement, an open-top bus parade with Pep Guardiola and the Manchester City squad will cruise through Manchester city centre on Monday (June 12).
Commenting on the parade, Councillor Bev Craig, Leader of Manchester City Council said: “Winning the treble, crowned with an historic first Champion’s League triumph, is an incredible achievement. We extend our congratulations on behalf of the city to the club and its fans.
“We’re sure the parade will be a joyous and unforgettable occasion as fans gather in the city centre to celebrate with the team a success which will resonate around the world and showcases once again Manchester’s huge sporting legacy.”
Where will the Manchester City bus parade take place?
The bus with Pep Guardiola and the squad will depart from Tonman Street, Deansgate, at approximately 6.30pm and travel to St Mary’s Gate. The parade will then travel through Cross Street and King Street, before finishing on the corner of Princess Street and Portland Street.
Manchester City players will then be presented on a stage on Oxford Street, which will also feature a viewing area for fans. The entrance to the parade stage viewing area is accessible via Oxford Street and Portland Street from 5pm and all fans will be searched before entering.
Where can you view the parade from?
The parade is a non-ticketed event, so it is suggested that fans arrive early to get the best possible viewing experience. There will also be screens on Oxford Street, Chepstow Street and Portland Street showing all the action on stage.
Fans across the globe can watch the Matchday Live parade special on mancity.com and the official app from approximately 6pm.
Which roads will be closed for the Manchester City bus parade?
Fans wishing to attend the parade are being encouraged to travel by Metrolink to one of the city centre stops (St Peter’s Square, Victoria) but to avoid alighting at Deansgate due to the staging of the event.
With thousands of supporters expected to line the route, which will require several road closures across the city centre, significant delays are expected to journey times by road – including bus routes – from 6.30pm until 8.30pm.
The following roads will also be closed during the parade:
- Oxford Street from Mount Street to Portland Street – from 7am Sunday 11th June until 4am on Tuesday 13th June
- Portland Street (Princess Street to Chepstow Street) from midday on Monday 11th June
- Bridge Street and Deansgate from 2pm on Monday 11th June
- Princess Street from 4pm on Monday 11th June
Will there be entertainment at the event?
A live stage show will then take place on Oxford Street, with onstage entertainment starting at 5.30pm with the players expected to arrive at approximately 7.30pm. The parade will be hosted by Manchester City’s City Square presenters Danny Jackson and Natalie Pike, who will be joined by former players and special guests. There will also be live music from bands and DJs.
New for this year – three DJ booths will be dotted throughout the parade route so fans and the city can come together to celebrate the Club’s success in the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup this season.
Find out more information about the Manchester City bus parade here.