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Map showing Mansfield Town FC's celebration route

This map shows the route the open top bus will take around Mansfield Credit: Google Maps

Mansfield Town FC will this afternoon celebrate its promotion back into the football league with an open top bus procession through all parts of the town.

Players and management are due to pack onto the bus which sets off from the One Call Stadium at 2:45pm.

It will then travel around Mansfield for 45 minutes before ending back at the ground.

To see a detailed interactive map of the route - see our Google Map here.

Open top bus parade for Mansfield Town

Credit: EMPICS Sport

Players from Mansfield Town Football Club will take part in an open top bus parade today in celebration of the team's return to the Football League.

Mansfield Town were crowned Blue Square Bet Premier champions last weekend following a 1-0 win at home to Wrexham.

The bus will leave One Call Stadium at 3:45pm.

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Port Vale fans invade the pitch following the npower Football League Two match at Vale Park, Stoke On Trent. Credit: PA

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County Council praises Mansfield Town on return to Football League

The Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council, Carol Pepper, has congratulated Mansfield Town Football Club on its triumphant return to the Football League.

The club was crowned champions of the Blue Square Bet Football Conference on Saturday evening after securing a 1-0 victory over Wrexham.

Five years after being relegated, the club now takes its place alongside Nottinghamshire's two other league clubs – Nottingham Forest and Notts County.

I wish Mansfield Town huge congratulations on winning the Conference championship and securing a deserved return to the Football League. They have done Nottinghamshire proud.

The Stags success adds another achievement to an incredible 12 months for Nottinghamshire sport: Carl Froch winning the World Super-Middleweight title, a big medal haul for Team Notts at London 2012 and the Nottingham Panthers winning an amazing treble have been just some of the highlights.

– Councillor Carol Pepper, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council

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Tweets of celebration for Mansfield Town

Mansfield Town Blue Square Premier League champions

Mansfield Town captain Adam Murray (centre) lifts the Blue Square Premier League trophy. Credit: PA

Mansfield Town have been crowned champions of the Blue Square Premier League.

Their 1-0 win against Wrexham this afternoon secured their place back in the Football League after a five year absence.

The Blue Square Premier League trophy Credit: PA
Mansfield Town captain Adam Murray lifts the Blue Square Premier League trophy. Credit: PA
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