Wales Homecoming Parade – Friday 8th July
Written by Gavin on 7th July 2016
There will be an open top bus tour and a public celebration tomorrow (Friday 8th July) to welcome home the Welsh team from France.
Chris Coleman and the team will stay there today, before flying back tomorrow arriving in Cardiff International Airport at 2.30pm.
Once pictures have been taken, they will have a police escort into Cardiff City Centre (From Rhoose towards the A4232 [Culverhouse Cross]) /M4 (Junction 33 east towards Junction 32) /A470 (Northern Avenue/Manor Way/ North Road), arriving at the back of Cardiff Castle (Blackweir Fields).
There will be a private walk for the players through the grounds of the Castle, before emerging through the front entrance at 4pm to begin the tour towards the Cardiff City Stadium.
The bus tour will head along;
- St Mary Street
- Wood Street
- Westgate Street
- Cowbridge Road East
- Wellington Street
- Leckwith Road
Arriving at the Cardiff City Stadium at around 5.30pm, where a homecoming party will take place.
6.30pm – the event will be televised and be headlined by the Manic Street Preachers (Who will sing 3 songs, including the official anthem “Together Stronger”)
7.30pm – The event will end, to allow players to relax, spend time with their families (and some of them to re-organise their weddings!)
FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford has said:
“We feel this event is a great way of everyone celebrating what has been a historic period for Welsh football.
“The scenes we have seen at home and over in France have been fantastic and we hope that our passionate supporters can enjoy another moment with the players to end a memorable few weeks.”