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PARADE OF THE EUROPEAN AND FA CUP CHAMPIONS


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PARADE DETAILS

Posted on: Sat 19 May 2012

Chelsea Football Club will hold a parade in the Fulham area on Sunday to celebrate our maiden Champions League victory and the first time a London club has lifted the European Cup.

The procession will start at approximately 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.

The route would be fully barriered and stewarded with pedestrian crossing points in operation to allow movement of people around the route.

The Metropolitan Police Service has asked Chelsea FC to inform all people who might attend that the whole area of the proposed parade falls within a Controlled Drinking Area which means it is an offence to drink alcohol in a public place and gives police powers to seize alcohol and containers containing alcohol. Anyone found drinking can be asked to hand over their alcohol, refusal to comply or persistent offending can lead to arrest.

There will be no parking in Hortensia Road. Any vehicles parked on Hortensia Road on Sunday morning will be removed. We recognise this is an inconvenience but, on advice from the police this is a necessary imposition given the limited options for a viable parade route. The removal of barriers and clean-up operation on all routes affected by the parade will start as soon as crowd conditions allow.

It is anticipated that many thousands of people may want to view the parade and for public safety reasons, the roads listed will be restricted and some totally closed to through-vehicle traffic from early Sunday morning until the crowds disperse. Detailed information including a map of the diversion route is available via links below.

Transport For London will be undertaking urgent bridge repair works on the A40 Westway Sunday 20 May. They will be located on the Wood Lane Flyover in the westbound carriageway. Two running lanes of traffic will be maintained through the works, the westbound on slip from the Northern Roundabout onto the A40 will be closed and diverted via the Wood Lane slip road.

The three councils involved have written to all residents and businesses about the areas affected by the parade to alert people to the arrangements on the day, including the road closures that will be needed.

http://www.chelseafc.com/page/LatestNews/0,,10268~2777709,00.html

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It's going to take me around 3/4 hours to get there... if I leave now I should make it in time, damn... so tempting

For anyone from here who's been to a parade before, reckon it's worth the trip?

45 mins travel to see your team lifting ole big ears,................priceless, take your camera, post back here, I'm about 2 1/2 hours away.

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Wow. The most crazy 48 hours of my life. Like many have some amazing stories to share and I will do that when I'm settled which could be some time. Arrived back to Manchester at 10 this morning, now in Cfc for the parade, had no sleep am shattered.

Anyway thought I'd share this - amazing. Speak later!! Mood here is awesome.

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It's going to take me around 3/4 hours to get there... if I leave now I should make it in time, damn... so tempting

For anyone from here who's been to a parade before, reckon it's worth the trip?

omg yes been to a few wish I could have gone today

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Just back from the parade and let me tell you, London was blue today. Massive, absolutely massive number of men, women and children, wearing scarfs, jerseys, hats, waving flags, wiggles and all sorts of paraphernalia, going to and from Fulham for hours after the parade had ended.

I was at the Bridge at 4pm sharp, but the place was already packed so I couldn't get a good view of the start of the parade (serves me right for reading the forum until the last minute, I suppose :rolleyes: ), BUT I did catch a glimpse of the big ears.

The bus leaving on its way, everybody headed for Eel Brook Common, a park near the ground in front of which the bus stopped in a while. Throngs of people there as well, the air laden with the smell of bear and, you guessed it, celery, which was brandished and thrown around a lot. The players were in full party mode by that time, passing the microphone around, saying thank you o the fans, singing a "Happy Birthday" for Peter, chanting "Didier, stay" and Luiz at one point giving lead to "Blue is the Colour". The atmosphere was OK, although I would have liked more singing and more rude language, but with all the families and children I can't really complain.

I honestly didn't expect that there would be so many people. It genuinely warmed my heart to see so many fans.

I've been wearing my smile all day long. Last night was one of the best in my life and from what I saw, the lives of so many.

I will post some pictures as soon as I figure out how.

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We got down to Parsons Green and had quote a long wait. I was disappointed to not see either trophy being waved about but the kids were happy enough to think that some of the players heard them and waved back. Great turn out though, walking back to the car over Putney Bridge took ages there were so many.

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I'm happy we had a massive turn out but sorry to be negative the majority of them aren't proper fans some weren't even Chelsea. I saw one guy and on his phone he had the Arsenal crest as his screen saver. Well its the closest any trophy hes been for a while.

But where were most of these fans this season when we were at our worst?

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