NCFC Premiership Bus Celebration
5 May 2011, 05:51
It has been confirmed Norwich City will have an open top bus parade through the city to celebrate getting promoted to the Premier League.
The team will be back in the top division again after getting back to back promotions after beating Portsmouth 1-0 on Monday night.
They will be taken through the city on an open top bus on Tuesday May 10th like they did last season after winning League One before a reception hosted by Norwich City Council and NCFC at City Hall.
In keeping with tradition, they will appear on the famous City Hall balcony to salute the crowds that have gathered to celebrate the club's second consecutive promotion-winning season.
Laura McGillivray, chief executive of Norwich City Council, said the council was delighted to host the celebration and the club's return to the Premier League was a massive boost for the entire city.
"This is an unbelievable achievement for the football club just one year after its supporters celebrated promotion from League One to the Championship and this will be a fantastic opportunity for everyone to congratulate the players and join in the celebrations," she said.
"Being back in the Premier League will put Norwich on the national and international stage and will be worth millions of pounds to the local economy in terms of increased visitor numbers and attracting business investment. This is our way of congratulating the Canaries and their fans and celebrating what is amazing news for everyone in Norwich."
Norwich City Football Club chief executive David McNally said: "We are thrilled that the city council has invited the club to a civic reception and delighted supporters will be given the opportunity to show their appreciation for Paul Lambert, his backroom team and their marvelous players.
"It really is astonishing that they have achieved back-to-back promotions, so please come and show your support for our victorious team.
"A big thank you also to our main club sponsors Aviva for once again sponsoring the celebrations."
The reception will take place in the early evening and full details about timings and the parade route will be confirmed shortly.