Barnsley to mark Championship promotion with bus tour – BBC News

Barnsley to mark Championship promotion with bus tour - BBC News
Image caption Barnsley supporters will have the chance to see the team at the town hall

Barnsley Football Club will mark its promotion to the Championship with an open-top bus tour of the town later.

The Tykes tour will start from Oakwell Stadium at 16:15 BST, arriving at Barnsley Town Hall at about 17:00, said Barnsley Council.

The club won 3-1 in the play-off against Millwall at Wembley on Sunday.

Fans are encouraged to paint the town red by bringing flags and wearing team colours.

Paul Heckingbottom, caretaker Barnsley coach, said: “We look forward to seeing you at the town hall on Monday for what promises to be a big promotion party!”

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Image caption The team claimed victory against Milwall at Wembley
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Image caption Barnsley’s first goal came after 90 seconds

Councillor Linda Burgess, the mayor of Barnsley said: “We’re really proud to be able to welcome our home team onto the town hall balcony for the second time this season.”

The bus route will take in Grove Street, Pontefract Road, Kendray Street, Eldon Street, Church Street and Sadler Gate.

source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk