Leicester City’s Championship Victory Parade

Thousands Gather to Celebrate in Leicester’s City Centre

Leicester’s city centre was alive with excitement this Sunday as Leicester City marked their return to the Premier League with an unforgettable open-top bus parade. Crowds began gathering early near the iconic Clock Tower, eager to catch a glimpse of the players and the coveted Sky Bet Championship trophy.

Leicester City celebrated the club's promotion
Leicester City fans line streets for club’s promotion parade

The parade will start in Northampton Street, turning right on to Granby Street and continuing on to the Haymarket Clocktower, and along Humberstone Gate.

Leicester City bus map
The parade route

The Celebratory Bus

The centerpiece of the parade was the specially designed open-top bus, ensuring that players, their families, and club officials could enjoy and interact safely with the throngs of fans. The top deck, accommodating up to 60 passengers, featured safety handrails and non-slip flooring. Meanwhile, LED screens positioned at street level captivated the audience, complemented by a high-powered on-board generator that supported the entire event’s electrical needs, including the vivid display on two LED walls. These walls are uniquely removable, allowing for versatile displays and interactions.

Leicester paraded the Championship title across the city

The Highlight of the Celebration

The procession culminated with club chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, manager Enzo Maresca, and the Leicester players joining DJ MistaJam on the Haymarket balcony overlooking the Clock Tower. At approximately 1:15 PM, they lifted the trophy to a roaring crowd, a special moment that marked their triumphant return to the top flight of English football. Chairman Srivaddhanaprabha expressed his gratitude, thanking the fans for their unwavering support throughout the season. This event was not only a celebration of Leicester City’s achievement but also a heartfelt thank you to the fans who have been such a big part of the team’s success.

crowd surrounding the leicester celebratory bus
Thousands take over Leicester city centre for LCFC promotion party

Additionally, Jubilee Square hosted a more subdued, family-friendly event, complete with fairground rides for children, offering something for everyone in attendance.

With careful planning and detailed arrangements, including significant parking restrictions and road closures, the parade was a seamless celebration of Leicester City’s achievement. As the team and fans look ahead to the challenges of the Premier League, this day will remain a vivid memory of unity and victory in the heart of Leicester.

Sheffield’s Spirited Celebration

Sheffield United Celebratory Open Top LED Bus
Sheffield United Celebratory Open Top Bus

Before the remarkable Leicester City victory parade, we had the privilege of providing an LED-equipped open-top bus for another joyous celebration—Sheffield United’s promotion parade. Thousands of Sheffield United fans poured into the streets, reveling in the club’s successful return to the Premier League after a challenging two-year stint in the Championship.

The Parade Details

The festivities began at Bramall Lane, with the parade setting off at 17:30 BST. Fans lined the city centre streets, creating a sea of red and white, as they followed the open-top bus to the town hall for a celebratory reception. The bus, identical in specification to the one used later in Leicester, featured vibrant LED displays and was designed to ensure both safety and visibility, allowing fans at every point along the route to partake in the celebration.

 

Sheffield United victory parade

Reflecting on the celebrations in Leicester and Sheffield, it’s clear these events were about more than just football—they brought communities together in a show of support and pride. It was a privilege to provide the LED-equipped open-top buses that played a central role in these parades. These vibrant parades allowed fans to celebrate their teams’ achievements up close and in grand style, strengthening the bond between the teams and their supporters.