An open-top bus parade will mark an incredible week for York City after they secured promotion beating Luton 2-1 at Wembley to move out of the Conference and back into the Football League.
It marks an eight year absence from the Football League for Gary Mills’ side and comes on the back of last Sunday’s 2-0 FA Trophy win at Wembley against Newport.
Labour Leader of the council James Alexander took to Twitter immediately after the final whistle to congratulate the team and confirm he had requested the public celebration for today.
Have asked Council for an open top bus for York City! What a year for an incredible team!!! #ycfc— James Alexander (@jmalexander1982) May 20, 2012
The players’ bus is expected to travel from Bootham Crescent to the city centre from 6pm this evening, followed by a reception at the Guildhall.
The win comes days after council’s planning committee granted approval to the Monks Cross Community Stadium planning application.
Concluding that the significant benefits the scheme brings will outweigh any impact it would have on the city of York, the planning committee voted 11 in favour and four against, giving a majority vote for the application to be approved.
Archbishop of York John Sentamu joked about the need for a bigger trophy cabinet:
I hope York’s new Community Stadium will have a reinforced trophy cabinet to help hold all the silverware we are winning! Come on York!— John Sentamu (@JohnSentamu) May 20, 2012
Congratulations York City FC in what is a remarkable achievement!