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Open-top bus celebration for Lincoln City FC

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Fans of Lincoln City Football Club are being given the opportunity to show their appreciation for the club’s success in the 2016/17 season, with players and staff taking part in an open-top bus celebration.


City of Lincoln Council is hosting the special event to celebrate a magnificent season for The Imps which saw them promoted from the National League as champions, as well as making history by becoming the first non-league club in more than a century to reach the final eight of the F.A Cup.


The open-top bus event will start at 6.15pm on Tuesday 2 May, with the bus making its way along High Street from South Park roundabout in the city.


When the bus joins the pedestrianised area at Tentercroft Street the bus will be stopping regularly for photo opportunities.


It will then proceed up to the Guildhall where players and management will be greeted and congratulated by the Mayor of Lincoln, Cllr Yvonne Bodger and Leader of the city council, Cllr Ric Metcalfe.


Fans are invited to line the route along the length of High Street and show their appreciation for the success the club has had this season.


Angela Andrews, Chief Executive of City of Lincoln Council, said:

“This event is a great way of everyone celebrating what has been a magnificent season for the club and city.
“The scenes seen at Sincil Bank over recent months have been absolutely incredible and we are proud to put on this event to give the club’s passionate supporters one more memorable moment they truly deserve. We hope it will be the icing on the cake for fans, the club and Lincoln as a whole.”


To ensure the safe running of this event please read, and act on where appropriate, the following important messages:


• If you are attending the event, please allow as much time as possible to get into the city on the day
• Once the bus reaches the pedestrianised area of High Street it will be stopping regularly for photo opportunities, so please bear this in mind when choosing where to stand - use the entire length of the street from Tentercroft Street to the Stonebow
• Safety barriers will be in place along High St to allow the bus to move safely and for fans to show their appreciation. It is essential that visitors to the event keep on the correct side of this fencing, and follow the instructions of both the police and the stewards to ensure this is a safe event
• For the leg of the journey between from South Park roundabout to Tentercroft Street the bus will be on normal roads  driving at normal conditions so fans are encouraged to line that route but must stay on pavement.
• If you are not attending the event, be aware there is likely to be severe traffic congestion in the city this evening. Please avoid the city centre if at all possible during this event.
• If you work in the city but are not intending to stay for the event, please leave at you earliest convenience to avoid getting caught in traffic

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