Leicester’s victory parade to be held on May 16

Leicester, May 5 (IANS) A victory parade will be organised to celebrate Leicester City’s stunning English Premier League football success on May 16.

It is believed the route will go from the King Power Stadium to the city centre before ending at a park. The city council has refused to officially confirm any plans but previously said Town Hall Square was not big enough, the BBC reported on Thursday.

Leicester City was confirmed the Premier League champions on Monday night after nearest rivals Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 with Chelsea.

In 2014, Leicester held an open top bus parade to celebrate promotion to the top flight from the second division after a 10-year absence.

Thousands of people lined the route from High Street, past the Clock Tower before about 6,000 fans greeted the buses in Town Hall Square.

City mayor Peter Soulsby has previously said that too many people would want to celebrate to be able to hold anything in Town Hall Square again.

Leicester City will lift the Premier League trophy on Saturday at their last home match against Everton.

The parade is expected on May 16, the day after Leicester’s final game of the season at last season’s champions Chelsea.

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