Yeovil Town victory parade

Yeovil Town are taking part in an open-top bus tour of the town to celebrate being promoted to the Championship. The Glovers beat Brentford 2-1 at Wembley on Sunday.

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Full report : a day of sheer celebration in Yeovil

by Matthias Kurth

Thousands of people have lined the streets of Yeovil to celebrate the football club's promotion to the second tier of English football. An open top bus toured the town at lunchtime, with the players and management basking in the achievement of reaching the Championship for the first time.

A civic reception is taking place at the Westland Sport and Leisure Club. We've followed the fans and players all day.

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Yeovil Town to celebrate promotion with open-top bus tour

Yeovil Town's Joe Edwards celebrates with the npower Football League One Play Off trophy Credit: PA

Yeovil Town are celebrating their promotion to the Championship today [Tuesday] with an open-top bus tour.

The players will leave Huish Park at 12.30pm and make their way to The Borough in the centre of town, where they'll stop for an hour to allow fans to see the League One play-off trophy.

Yeovil promotion to boost town's economy

Promotion brings prospects of challenge, trophies and bigger teams. But while Huish Park regularly welcomes home supporters to the stands, it's rarely a sell-out at the 9,500 seater stadium.

But things could be about to change as hosting the likes of FA Cup winners Wigan, along with teams such as Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers, should give a boost to the town's economy.

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Yeovil Town celebration bus tour tomorrow

Yeovil's players will display their trophy from an open top bus Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

The victorious Yeovil Town team will take part in an open top bus tour of the town tomorrow [Tuesday] to celebrate their promotion to the Championship.

Manager Gary Johnson and his squad will display the Play Off Trophy from the top of the bus which will arrive at Huish Park at 12.15pm.

They will head into the Borough at approximately 1pm and will stay for around an hour. At 2pm the team will head for Agusta Westland in Lysander Road arriving at approximately 2.30pm. After another hour of celebrations the buss will head back to Huish Park.

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