Plymouth hosts promotion celebration for Argyle and Green Army

Britain’s Ocean City is laying out the green carpet for Plymouth Argyle on Monday 8 May, following the club’s spectacular promotion-winning victory over Newport County on Easter Monday.

Following an open-top bus parade from Home Park to the city centre, Derek Adams and his players will attend a civic reception at the Council House, hosted by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Pauline Murphy.

Council Leader Ian Bowyer said: “What a fantastic season for the club and the thousands of fans who travel all over the country week in, week out and in all weathers to support their team. This parade will be a chance for them – and the rest of the city – to get together, cheer the players home and celebrate their much-deserved promotion.”

Fans will be able to greet the Greens along the route of the bus-ride and again when the players are presented on the Council House balcony.

The city’s day of celebration will continue after the civic reception when Argyle stages a Promotion Party for players, staff, guests and members of the Green Army at Plymouth Pavilions.

The bus tour will leave Home Park at 6pm and head into the city centre via Alma Road, North Cross Roundabout and Western Approach, before turning left into Union Street, around Derry’s Cross and up and down Royal Parade, where thousands of the Green Army are expected to welcome their heroes.

The balcony presentation will take place at around 6.30pm.

Argyle manager Derek Adams said: “We are extremely proud that the club’s achievements are being honored by Britain’s Ocean City, and delighted that Plymouth City Council have made sure that everyone can share in the celebrations.”

The three buses taking part in the parade will be parked up at Home Park from 3pm. Fans are invited to take flags and banners to dress the buses to the club’s reception from noon. The club will make every effort to reunite the flags with their owners following the event but this cannot be guaranteed.

Princess Street will be closed between the Council House and Plymouth Crown Court from 5pm to 8pm, as will the stretch of Armada Way in front of the court and Plymouth Guildhall. Royal Parade will remain open.