Chelsea FC Victory Parade to Go Ahead on Sunday

After club win Champions League Final on Saturday

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Chelsea Football Club will hold a victory parade in Fulham on Sunday May 20 after beating Bayern Munich on Saturday night to win the club's maiden Champions League victory.

The procession will start at approximately 4pm on Sunday 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.

Parade route

The club say: " There will be no parking in Hortensia Road. The inevitable consequence of this plan is that any vehicles parked on Hortensia Road on Sunday morning would 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 would 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.

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

The parade is set to cause even more traffic disruption for the eastern end of Fulham, which is already suffering from traffic chaos due the eastern lane of King's Road directly south of Stamford Bridge being closed to allow for the installation of a new gas main by National Grid.

 

May 19, 2012