Article first published 09/05/2013
The parade bus will embark on its journey into Manchester city centre from the East Stand forecourt, where fans are invited to assemble in advance of the 18:00 start. The event will be capacity-controlled so please arrive in plenty of time to secure a vantage point.
Sir Alex Ferguson and captain Nemanja Vidic are expected to address the crowd before the bus departs along Sir Matt Busby Way at 18:30. The bus will then head towards Deansgate for 19:15 and finally Albert Square at 19:40 where Sir Alex will again give a speech and The Courteeners will play live.
East Stand event access & Parking
Fans will be directed to access the parade area as pedestrians from each end of Sir Matt Busby Way. The crowd barriers will be in place from 15:00. Parking for parade visitors will be in car park N3 (facing North Stand). Any Museum visitors will need to park in N2.
Metrolink’s Bury/Rochdale/Piccadilly-bound platform at St Peters Square will be closed from 16:00 until after the completion of the parade. Passengers for St Peters Square are advised to alight at Deansgate/Castlefield or continue to Market Street/Piccadilly Gardens and alight there.
No other stops are affected but passengers are advised that Metrolink expects the network to be very busy from early afternoon onwards – so allow more time for your journey, whether