If Chelsea Football Club wins the Champions League Final this Saturday a parade will take place on Sunday May 20, 2012 it was announced today.
Roberto Di Matteo’s men could be just 90 minutes away from claiming the top prize in European club football and sparking a series of celebrations on the streets of Fulham and Chelsea.
If Chelsea Football Club (CFC) wins an historic Champions League and FA Cup double an open topped bus victory parade will roll through the streets of west London on Sunday May 20. Preliminary meetings have taken place between CFC and the emergency services to prepare for a possible parade should the Blues clinch the Champions League title. No parade will take place if CFC lose the Champions League Final (despite the club’s FA Cup Final success), according to Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) Council.
An H&F Council spokesman said: “We have been working closely with Chelsea Football Club, the Police and neighbouring local authorities to prepare for a possible victory parade on May 20 – should the Blues win the Champions League Final. Our preparations are aimed at ensuring that, if the parade is required, it is expertly organised and safe for fans to enjoy while minimising disruption to local residents and businesses. There will be no parade if CFC does not win the Champions League Final."
If the parade does go ahead it will be a rolling procession with the team remaining on the bus at all times. The Blues would start at Stamford Bridge and follow the same route as 2010 when at least 70,000 excited fans lined the streets.
If it goes ahead, the parade is due to start from 4pm on Sunday 20 May
from Stamford Bridge’s west entrance before travelling east along Fulham Road and turning right onto Hortensia Road, and then right again onto King's Road and on to New King's Road. It is expected that it will take 35 minutes for the team to arrive at Eel Brook Common where the bus will make a short stop. The parade will end at Parsons Green. Continue reading
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