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Promotion party to fill Norwich city centre

NCFC  parade route
Norwich City Football Club parade route
Published on Wednesday, 1st May 2019

A civic reception to celebrate Norwich City Football Club’s promotion to the Premier League will take place at City Hall on Monday 6 May.

The event will include player interviews on the City Hall balcony, followed by an open-top bus parade through the city centre.

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Thousands of fans are expected to gather outside City Hall from 9am, ready to hear from the team and coaching staff.

Jake Humphrey will lead proceedings on the balcony from 9:30am, before the parade begins at 11am.

The route will start on Theatre Street, before turning down Red Lion Street, Upper King Street and Tombland, ending at Palace Street at around 12.15pm.

Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Martin Schmierer, said: “As a lifelong Norwich City fan I am delighted to be part of this occasion, marking the club’s fantastic achievements this season.

“The manner in which the team has played this year means they are absolutely worthy of all the plaudits coming their way.”

“This event will be a wonderful opportunity for the whole city to come together and congratulate the team on their success.”

An accessible viewing area for fans with disabilities will be situated opposite City Hall and any fans who would like to arrange access are asked to contact the Club’s supporter liaison officer, Stephen Graham, in advance by emailing or by calling 01603 721902 option 1.

In order for the parade to take place, the following road closures will be in place:

6am – 1pm Bethel Street

  • St Peters Street

8am – 1pm Agricultural Hall Plain

  • Guildhall Hill
  • Gaol Hill
  • Malthouse Road  
  • Market Avenue
  • Palace Street 
  • Rampant Horse Street
  • Red Lion Street
  • Theatre Street
  • Upper King Street

The Gaol Hill taxi rank will be moved temporarily to St Giles Street between 8am and 1pm.

Additional Norwich Park and Ride services will run from Thickthorn and the Airport.

All First Network Norwich buses will run to and from Norwich Bus Station until 1pm.

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