Bradford City Promotion parade

Bradford City's victorious team will tour the city in an open top bus to celebrate their Wembley victory in the League Two play-off final

Crowds gather for Bradford City parade

Fans gather for the parade

Jubilant fans lined the streets and congregated in City Park to cheer their heroes as they paraded the cup.

The parade arrived into City Park at 7pm, before players and management took to the stage to show off the cup and celebrate with the fans.

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Phil Parkinson signs deal with Bantams

Bradford manager Phil Parkinson and his staff have signed new three-year deals with Bradford City.

The former Charlton boss, who led his side to an npower League Two play-off victory on Saturday, joins assistant manager Steve Parkin and fitness coach Nick Allamby in signing the deal.

Parkinson joined the club in 2011 and the Bantams finished 18th in his first season. There had been speculation the 45-year-old would move away from Valley Parade.

"I had verbally agreed my contract with Julian (Rhodes, joint-chairman) a long time ago really, but didn't want anything to detract from our main focus throughout the play-offs, which was obviously to get promoted.

"Now that aim has been achieved, I was able to sit down with the two chairmen this morning and get the contract all finalised.

"We've had a terrific season, but we know we have an important summer ahead of us now. We can't sit back on what we have achieved - we have to keep working and striving forward.

"We have to keep improving the club in all departments.

"Our aim now is to get a team on the pitch next year that our supporters will enjoy watching."

– Phil Parkinson, speaking to www.bradfordcityfc.co.uk

Preparing for Bradford City's promotion parade

Open-top buses oustide Valley Parade
Three open-top buses waiting outside Bradford City's Valley Parade stadium Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Bradford City players will parade through the city this evening to celebrate their victory in Saturday's league Two play-off-final at Wembley.

Three open-top buses will take Phil Parkinson's men and club officials on the celebration tour.

Bradford City celebrations plan

Schedule

18:30 - The three open-top buses will leave Valley Parade 1911 Club on Burlington Street. The route will take them down Manningham Lane, on to Manor Row, Cheapside, right onto Market Street and then across Bridge Street and into Centenary Square and City Park.

Temporary Road Closures 18:00 – 20:00

BRIDGE STREET (junction of Sunbridge Road to Norfolk Gardens)

BRIDGE STREET (north-westerly lane only) (from Hall Ings to Broadway)

MARKET STREET (junction of Bridge Street to Bank Street)

NORFOLK GARDENS (full length)

CHANNING WAY (full length)

SUNBRIDGE ROAD (junction of Bridge Street to Godwin Street)

ALDERMANBURY (full length)

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