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Leicester City FC Victory Parade 2016 To Cap Two Weeks Of Premier League Title Celebrations

Jamie Vardy is going to have another party.

03/05/2016 16:01 | Updated 04 May 2016

Leicester City fans have taken to the streets to celebrate their team being confirmed as Premier League champions.

Supporters climbed the city's clock tower and partied near the club's King Power Stadium on Monday night and Tuesday and a video of the players erupting in cheers as they learned the news was posted online.

 But the party is just getting started, with celebrations expected to last for at least the next two weeks as Leicester play their final matches against Everton at home (Saturday 7th May, 5:30pm) and Chelsea away (Sunday 15th May, 3pm).

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    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri is cheered by crowds of waiting fans as he arrives for lunch at an Italian restaurant in the centre of Leicester on Tuesday
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    Claudio Ranieri arrives for lunch.
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    Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha (3,R) his son Aiyawatt (2,L) Leicester City manager, Claudio Ranieri (3,L) and Wes Morgan (2,R) celebrate winning the Premier League Title during a training session at the Leicester City Training Ground on May 3.
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    Claudio Ranieri celebrate his team's Premier League title as he arrives at the Leicester City Training Ground.
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    Claudio Ranieri celebrates.
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    Robert Huth, Leonardo Ulloa and Marc Allbrighton celebrate.
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    Leicester City players celebrate on Tuesday.
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    Leicester City players celebrate.
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    Leicester City players celebrate.
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    Leicester City players celebrate.
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    Leicester City players celebrate.
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    Leicester City players celebrate.
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    Leicester City players celebrate.
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    Leicester City's manager Claudio Ranieri (centre) watches a training session at Belvoir Drive Training Ground, Leicester.
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    Leicester City's manager Claudio Ranieri (centre) watches a training session at Belvoir Drive Training Ground, Leicester.
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    Leicester City's manager Claudio Ranieri (right) watches a training session at Belvoir Drive Training Ground, Leicester.
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    Leicester City's manager Claudio Ranieri (right) watches a training session at Belvoir Drive Training Ground, Leicester.
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    Leicester City's Andy King and Danny Drinkwater (right) arrive at Belvoir Drive Training Ground, Leicester.
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    Leicester city fans celebrate outside the King Power Stadium in Leicester.
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    Leicester city fans celebrate outside the King Power Stadium in Leicester.
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    Chief monk at the Wat Traimitr Withayaram temple Phra Prommangkalachan smiles as he addresses the media in a room with Leicester City memorabilia and a portrait of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, left, in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The Buddhist temple has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City's fans, at least in Thailand. 
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    Chief monk at the Wat Traimitr Withayaram temple Phra Prommangkalachan addressses the media in a room with Leicester City memorabilia in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. 
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    Chief monk at the Wat Traimitr Withayaram temple Phra Prommangkalachan prays in a room with Leicester City memorabilia in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The Buddhist temple has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City's fans, at least in Thailand. After all, it was Prommangkalachan, who some months ago had predicted that the team, which was a 5,000-1 outsider at the start of the season, will win the English Premier League title.
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    Leciester City clinch the league title, is the headline for today's Leicester Mercury, pictured in Leicester town centre.
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    Leicester City fan Elliot North walks past Claudio Ranieri Street Art, created by Artist Richard Wilson on Kate Street, Leicester.

More than 32,000 fans will pack Leicester's King Power Stadium on Saturday to see the Foxes being presented with the Premier League trophy.

As the party atmosphere on the streets of Leicester gathered pace today. a Jamie Vardy lookalike even made it onto the official team bus.

The team were on their way back past the King Power after today’s training session when they spotted postman Lee Chapman.

Manager Claudio Ranieri was mobbed by fans as he arrived at an Italian restaurant for lunch today in Leicester after arriving back in the UK from Italy, while the players celebrated with the team's Thai owners at the Foxes' training ground.

Leicester Mayor Peter Soulsby claimed Tuesday that the public celebration was "far from over," indicating the party would continue: "We’ve got two weeks till the end of the season."

Leicester City Council are expected to announce a date and route for the Foxes' second open-top bus parade in two years, after the team celebrated its Premier League promotion and Championship title in 2014. 

Leicester City Victory Parade 2014

Soulsby said: "We know that people from all over Leicester, if not the world will want to celebrate the club’s success with them, and there will be an announcement on how they can do this in due course.

"They can rest assured that Leicester knows how to throw a party, and that everyone will be invited," he said.

Although details have yet to be confirmed, the 2014 version of the open top bus parade took place on a Bank Holiday Monday between 2 and 4pm. It had five minute stops on Leicester's High Street near Shires Lane, Clock Tower, Gallowtree Gate, outside Visit Leicester Information Centre, with a final 30-minute stop at Town Hall Square.

Soulsby already announced in April that he wanted to rename streets in Leicester if the team won the title, saying: "Leicester has honoured its sporting stars in the past. There is an area named after golfers and there is also a Lineker Road. It has been a real team effort, so as well as Vardy Vale we would need to have Schmeichel Street, Drinkwater Drive and Ranieri Road."

The Foxes needed Chelsea to do them a favour by preventing Tottenham Hotspur from winning at Stamford Bridge last night - and they did so with the game ending 2-2.

Leicester could have clinched the title themselves on Sunday with a win against Manchester United.

But the game ended 1-1 at Old Trafford after captain Wes Morgan equalised following an early Anthony Martial volley.

 

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