Luton Council have released the following statement with details of a celebration on Monday...
Drop everything this Monday and make your way to St George’s Square to give our victorious football team the reception of their lives, following their amazing victory at Wembley.
Thousands of people are expected to converge on the square to congratulate the team for their incredible achievement in securing Premier League status next season.
An open bus will arrive in St George’s Square at 12.15pm following a short ride from Kenilworth Road.
The Square will be open from 10.30am onwards and crowds will be able to enjoy some cracking entertainment, including from local DJs and the Luton Youth Funk Orchestra. Highlights of the season will also be shown on the big screen, so everyone will be able to relive some of the amazing moments that have brought us to this point.
Once the team has arrived there will be introductions of players, staff and key figures at the club. There will, of course, be interviews from the central stage – assuming the players can make themselves heard among the cheers and clamour of spectators!
Following brief speeches, Luton’s Mayor, Councillor Mohammad (Yaqub) Hanif will present the team with the hard-won Play-off trophy.
The event in the square is expected to finish at about 1.15pm.
The Mayor said: “Today is a truly memorable day for those of us who are proud to call ourselves Lutonians. The team and everyone at the club have done us all proud and given memories that will last for a long time.
“It is only right that we show our gratitude for their achievements by honouring them with this homecoming celebration.
“We look forward to seeing you all on Monday.
“Come on you Hatters!”
With huge numbers in the town centre this is likely to affect traffic. We would encourage those attending to use public transport where possible. Car parks will be open as normal, but they we anticipate these will be congested.
A number of roads will be closed from 6am onwards.
Please follow this link for traffic and road closure information.