Details of Manchester Olympic and Paralympic Parade Confirmed
Friday 30th September 2016 @ 14:13 by Tom Greggan
Sports

Details of Manchester’s parade to honour the nation’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes have been confirmed.

On Monday 17th October, Team GB will be paraded on open top buses through the city so the adoring crowds can thank the sporting superstars for their efforts and achievements in Rio over the summer.

The hour-long parade will set off from the Museum of Science and Industry at 4:30pm before completing a route through the city centre, taking in the length of Deansgate, Huntsbank, Todd Street, Corporation Street, Exchange Square and Cross Street.

The parade will end in Albert Square with an event for the athletes from 5.30pm.

The parade and finale from Albert Square will also be broadcast live via Big Screen relay sites within the city centre so that people can see as much of the athletes as possible.

The family-friendly event has been timed to allow as many people as possible to enjoy the celebration.

Cllr Sue Murphy, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “First and foremost this is will be a family-friendly event and we want to make sure as many people as possible can get into the city centre, be part of the celebration and help cheer on our Olympic and Paralympic heroes.

“Manchester is home to some of the biggest names of the Games and it is an honour to host the national parade for Team GB and Paralympic GB. Make a note in your diary – we want to line the streets and fill Albert Square to give our athletes the celebration they deserve.”