Managing football victory parades
Patrick McDonnell talks to the council and police teams behind the 2011-12 football season’s three major victory parades in Manchester, London and Edinburgh
Here come the boys in sky blue
The triumphant return of Manchester City FC’s historic first Premier League title initiated a major logistics operation to keep the parade moving, ensuring safety, easing congestion and allowing jubilant crowds to see the team on their open top bus as they travelled through the city centre.
The parade involved Manchester City Council and its parking contractor NSL working closely with Greater Manchester Police and the club. The fact that the Premiership...