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Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 May 2006, 11:10 GMT 12:10 UK
Boro victory parade plan unveiled
Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium
The parade will travel from Ayresome Street to the stadium
Final plans have been made for a victory parade through Middlesbrough town centre on Thursday should Boro win the Uefa Cup Final.

The club faces Spanish side Sevilla in the Dutch city of Eindhoven on Wednesday evening.

If the team are victorious, an open-top bus will carry the cup and players from Ayresome Road to the Riverside Stadium.

Fans are urged to pick a vantage point on a footpath along the route, as space at the stadium will be limited.

The parade will set off from Ayresome Street at 1800 BST and travel along to the junction with Linthorpe Road.

'Maximum viewing'

It will then follow Linthorpe Road to the town centre, turning right at the junction with Borough Road and along to the North Ormesby intersection with the A66.

The parade will end at the Riverside Stadium.

Det Ch Supt Mark Braithwaite, Head of Crime and Operations for Cleveland Police, said:

"We have chosen this route to give people maximum viewing opportunity. The cavalcade will travel at walking pace to give everyone the chance to see the cup and players.

"However, it must be stressed that this parade will only take place should Boro win the cup."

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