Lincoln roars with pride as Imps parade the city

Tens of thousands of people lined the streets this evening to show their support for Lincoln City Football Club and the team’s success in the 2016/17 season.

Supporters of all ages formed a sea of red and white to join in with the momentous occasion, which celebrated not only a promotion, but also the club’s run in the FA Cup.

“This was for the city, not just the club”, said the champions as a fleet of open top buses slowly greeted the swarming crowds.

Police are estimating that up to 30,000 people turned out to show there support on the evening of Tuesday, May 2

This season saw the Imps promoted from the National League as champions, as well as making history by becoming the first non-league club in more than a century to reach the final eight of the FA Cup.

The three-mile tour saw the bus of team members and staff set off from Sincil Bank before travelling down lower High Street, onto Wigford Way, along Newland, over the University Bridge, onto Tritton Road and down Dixon Street before heading back onto High Street and towards the football ground.

Catch up with the videos from the parade:

Lincolnshire Police were aiding with the convey, thanking crowds for making the event a success.

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The team also tweeted from the bus, sharing messages to their supporters.