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Image caption The Terriers won promotion in a penalty shoot-out at Wembley

Thousands of fans are expected to see Huddersfield Town’s victory parade to celebrate promotion to the Premier League.

Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties after a 0-0 draw at Wembley Stadium in Monday’s Championship play-off final.

It is the first time the Terriers have been in the top division since 1972.

The parade is due to leave the John Smith’s Stadium at 17:40 BST and arrive in St George’s Square by 18:20.

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Media captionThousands of Huddersfield Town fans are expected tonight, celebrating the club’s promotion

Some roads are to be closed in the town from 12:00.

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David Wagner and the first team squad are to travel from the stadium via Northumberland Street.

In St George’s Square the team are to be presented on a stage to the assembled crowd.

Image caption Fans at the play-off final remembered the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing

Success in the play-off game will be worth a minimum of £170m to the club and there will be other benefits to the town.

Steven Leigh, of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce said: “The cash injection into the football club and the economic benefit to the local economy to the tune of £50m to £60m per annum will be tremendous for local business.

“The global exposure is a unique opportunity for the town to attract inward investment on an extraordinary scale.”

Dean Hoyle, Huddersfield Town chairman, said: “When I took over in 2009, it has got harder and harder. Every year we are competing with some real big boys.

“But with an open mind it can be achieved, though I never thought it would be possible. It proves dreams can come true.”

The 2017-18 Premier League season – complete with Huddersfield Town – starts on 12 August.

There will be coverage of the victory parade on BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Look North.


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