Accrington Stanley are calling for the local community to join them in a civic celebration for their promotion to League One and winning the League Two trophy on Sunday (6th May).
There will be:
- An open top bus which will arrive on Broadway at 5:15pm
- The club are calling for fans to meet the open top bus on Broadway
- There is a chance to celebrate this historic achievement again alongside the players
The bus will leave the Wham Stadium and head to Broadway via Livingstone Road and Whalley Road, arriving at 5:15pm.
On the bus will be manager John Coleman, his assistant Jimmy Bell, coach John Doolan as well as players and backroom staff plus owner Andy Holt.
Once the bus has reached Broadway, fans will have the opportunity to meet the players, have merchandise signed, take pictures and get involved in the commemoration of Accrington Stanley's success.
Players and staff will be on Broadway for around one hour before moving on to their private Champions Dinner in Accrington Town Hall. The event was sold out over one month ago in anticipation of the club's promotion.
Thousands of people took to Accrington in 2006 to mark Stanley's return to the Football League and it's hoped people will turn out in their numbers again.
David Burgess, Managing Director at Accrington Stanley, said: “We have been overwhelmed with the community support we have received throughout the last season.
"Being promoted and winning the league is really an achievement for the whole town – putting Accrington back on the map.
"We're incredibly proud to be a part of this wonderful town. I really hope people in and around Accrington can meet the open top bus on Broadway to celebrate with us all on Sunday.”
Miles Parkinson, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council, added: “This is just incredible for the town. There were just short of 5,000 people at the last game of the season. We anticipate that future games will be attended by thousands of away fans as well and the entire town will benefit.
"There is no doubt this will increase footfall in the town so we are calling for shopkeepers, hotels and B'n'Bs in Accrington to really step up and support the club.”
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