More details on Sheffield United’s promotion celebrations as countdown continues

Sheffield United fans are counting down the minutes to their team’s celebrations in Sheffield city centre after securing promotion to the Premier League.

Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 4:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 4:55 pm
Blades fans celebrate in the Clubhouse, London Road after watching Leeds draw with Villa on TV at Sunday lunchtime confirming Sheffield United's promotion to the Premier League. Picture: Steve Ellis

The Blades and Sheffield Council announced there will be an open-top bus parade and civic reception in the city centre on Tuesday, May 7.

It is understood United’s open-top bus parade will leave Bramall Lane between 5pm and 6pm and the event will run until 8pm.

Blades fans celebrate in the Clubhouse, London Road after watching Leeds draw with Villa on TV at Sunday lunchtime confirming Sheffield United's promotion to the Premier League. Picture: Steve Ellis

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Exact timings and full details for the event are yet to be confirmed by Sheffield Council.

The Blades secured promotion to the Premier League over the weekend, courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Ipswich Town on Saturday and rival Leeds United’s 1-1 only managaing a draw against Aston Villa on Sunday.

Sheffield United's Billy Sharp with his son after the final whistle against Ipswich Town on Saturday. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Celebrations could yet turn out to be a championship party, with Chris Wilder’s team still in the running to finish top of the league.

Current leaders Norwich City travel to Aston Villa on the final day on Sunday, with United travelling to face Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium.

The club has also announced that Sunday’s game will be beambacked to Bramall Lane.

United said it was in the process of getting ‘final approval’ but tickets will go on sale on Thursday morning.