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Details released of Wolves Promotion Party

Wolves and City of Wolverhampton Council are delighted to announce details of a promotion party on Bank Holiday Monday 7 May, to give fans the chance to celebrate the club's sensational return to the Premier League.

Wolves promotion party
Wolves promotion party
 The event will give Wolves players and staff the chance to parade The Sky Bet Championship trophy in front of supporters during an open top bus tour through the city centre. There will also be a family friendly 'party in the park' at West Park.

The council will begin the day by honouring the club's outstanding achievement with a private civic reception hosted by the Deputy Mayor.

pdf icon Wolves parade route - Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018 [2Mb]

After the civic reception, two open top buses carrying the players and staff will set off from outside Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Lichfield Street at noon.

Supporters will be able to line the route as the buses travel down Lichfield Street, through Queen Square, down Darlington Street, turning into Waterloo Road, across the Ring Road, turning into Newhampton Road East, Lansdowne Road and along Park Road East.

Nuno will then lead his team into West Park where 30,000 Wolves fans will greet their heroes at a free, family friendly, ticketed party. Nuno and players will address the crowd and show off the trophy. There will be musical performances from special guests, a giant screen, fun fair and refreshments.

Due to the very large numbers of people expected in the city, it is necessary for safety reasons to strictly control the number of fans entering the park. Only people with tickets will be able to go into the park and will need to arrive by 11.30am before the bus parade sets off. There will be no admission to the park after this time.

Fans therefore have the choice to either line the parade route or attend the family party in the park. Fans who choose to line the parade route will be able to watch the park event on a large screen in Queen Square.

Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple said, "We are really looking forward to what will be a fantastic day of celebration for the city of Wolverhampton, and everybody who has played a part in this magnificent season.

"Nuno and the squad have a real desire to thank you for the support they have received throughout the season, so thanks goes to everyone involved who has made this event possible.

"Promotion to the Premier League has been a real team effort, and there seems no more fitting way to celebrate it than together, as one city."

Keith Ireland, managing director of City of Wolverhampton Council, said: "The council recognises that Wolves outstanding season and return to the top flight is an enormous achievement not only for the amazing Wolves fans, but for the entire city.

"We have been working closely with the club, with the support of West Midlands Police, to organise a promotion party the whole city can enjoy and hope as many people as possible come out to show how proud they are of Wolves with a sea of gold and black."

Tickets for the party in the park event will be completely free, but limited to four per person. Details of how to apply for tickets will be released via the council and football club's websites and social media channels on Monday.

Wolves and the City of Wolverhampton Council are grateful to Eastgate Commercial Ltd and Star Works for sponsoring the event.

  • released: Friday 27 April, 2018