Thousands set to welcome Swansea City heroes home as details of celebration parade announced
THE whole of Swansea will get the chance to welcome home their heroes with an open-top bus victory parade on Tuesday.
Thousands of fans, fresh from singing their hearts out for the Swans at Wembley, will be expected to line the streets on the day.
The open-top bus parade will kick-off from outside the Dragon Hotel at 4.30pm and finish with a civic reception in the city's Guildhall later.
Lord Mayor of Swansea, Councillor Dennis James, said that after such an amazing result against Bradford today, the people of Swansea would turn out in their thousands to welcome the victorious team home.
"This is a fantastic moment for the Swans and for Swansea as a whole," he said.
"After their promotion to the Premier League, today's events open a new chapter in a remarkable success story for our city's football team.
"I'm sure thousands of fans will want to line the route and be part of an event that will be remembered for years to come."
From its starting point in The Kingsway the bus will make its way towards West Way. It will then move along St Helen's Road to Guildhall.
Fans will be able to line the route to welcome Michael Laudrup and the team back to Swansea.
There will be road closures along the route on a rolling basis so roads can be re-opened as soon as the procession has passed, to minimise inconvenience to residents and traffic.
Stewards will be on hand to marshall fans and ensure their safety during the procession. St John's Ambulance first aiders will also be in attendance.