Burnley Football Club Championship winning trophy parade to take place in Burnley today
and live on Freeview channel 276
The civic celebration on Tuesday May 9th will kick-off with a private reception at the Mechanics Theatre and Burnley Town Hall, followed by interviews with manager Vincent Kompany and players, before an open-top bus parade through the town centre to Turf Moor.
The route will take the bus down Manchester Road and right onto pedestrianised St James’ Street, straight across the roundabout into Yorkshire Street, and finally into Harry Potts Way and Turf Moor.
Ahead of the parade, there will be activities for all ages in Burnley town centre, arranged in conjunction with Burnley FC in the Community, Burnley.co.uk and Discover Burnley Town Centre.
With around 35,000 fans expected to come to the town centre, the main area outside Burnley Town Hall might be overwhelming for some.
As such, the Burnley FC in the Community activities area outside of McDonald's will have a double-sided family-friendly viewing screen for those of you who want a more relaxed viewing experience, with fewer crowds and lower noise levels.
Burnley College, Charter Walk, Burnley, Rotherwood Recruitment Lancashire, The University of Central Lancashire - UCLan, Spencers Haulage Ltd and VEKA UK have sponsored the screen.
The new Sensory Walkway at Charter Walk is also the perfect quiet time away for those who need a calming space on the day.
The screen will play football highlights, Burnley FC content and sponsor adverts all afternoon, before switching to a live feed for the balcony player interviews around 6pm.
12 noon Town centre activities commence
6-15pm Burnley FC players arrive at Burnley Town Hall
6-15-7pm Players interviewed on the balcony
7-8pm Open-top bus with players departs town hall and follows the map route
8pm Bus arrives at Turf Moor, no further activities
The large number of people expected to enjoy this event means that there will be some temporary road closures to ensure public safety but any disruption with be kept to a minimum. Some bus services may also be effected – check with Transdev or staff at Burnley Bus Station.