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Summary

  1. Live updates from Huddersfield Town's promotion parade
  2. Parade starts from John Smith's Stadium and heads to town centre
  3. Celebrations after team clinched promotion with win over Reading at Wembley
  4. Promotion worth at least £170m according to experts

Live Reporting

By Nick Wilmshurst and Tom Airey

All times stated are UK

Welcome to the Premier League, Huddersfield Town

What a memorable couple of days it has been for Terriers fans, with West Yorkshire finally having a top flight team once again.

Defensively astute with a strong collective work ethic, it's going to be very interesting to see how they get on with the big boys.

Congratulations Huddersfield.

Players on stage
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Wagner
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Fans
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And the award for selfie of the day goes to...

At one point during the stage celebrations, the team turned their backs on the crowd.

It looked a bit weird from the audience's point of view, but this was the result, selfie of the day?

HTFC selfie
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Terriers fans say 'danke' to Wagner

It's time for a very basic German lesson for Huddersfield Town's supporters, as they all say danke schön to manager David Wagner.

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Hoyle hoisted aloft after thanking fans

Dean Hoyle, Town's chairman, plays up to the crowd and they're loving it!

After he spoke on stage, he was raised up into the air:

I thank David, these guys [players], backroom staff, people that have worked at the club for 30-odd years. It's such an incredible moment. But the people I feel most proud of is you guys."

Dean HoyleHuddersfield Town chairman
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Terriers fans gain high vantage point in square

Is this the new queuing system for people wanting to sit on the top deck of the bus?

Bus stop
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Players' view of Terriers square celebrations

Here's the view the players have across St. George's Square in Huddersfield right now.

If you're a passer-by legging it for a train on the other side of the square, you're probably going to miss it.

Players on stage
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Wagner 'best manager' Hudson has ever worked for

You know that bit at the end of the night when you've "had a few" and suddenly everyone's your best mate..

That:

It's been epic, he's been by far the best manager I've ever worked for."

Mark HudsonHuddersfield Town captain

Wagner lifts trophy in front of packed square

St. George's Square erupts in cheers as Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner lifts the Championship Play-Off trophy.

Wagner
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Injured Smith takes to the stage

Tommy Smith was injured during the win over Reading and stretchered from the Wembley pitch but he's back up on stage today in front of the crowds with his leg in a pot.

He gets a huge cheer:

You've been absolutely fantastic all season, we'll see you in the Premier League next season."

Tommy SmithHuddersfield Town defender

Huddersfield have 'no limits' in the Premier League

Defender Christopher Schindler has been on stage talking to the crowd, he says the victory is all for them:

I just wanted to make you guys happy, we've got no limits we can achieve anything."

Christopher SchindlerHuddersfield Town

Harold Wilson towers above fans in square

Despite the crowds in St. George's Square, the statue of Harold Wilson still has the best view of the action.

What a great image.

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Who needs a compere when you've got a head coach?

Amazing scenes in St. Georges Square as the compere for the event tries to address the crowd and the team as head coach David Wagner keeps grabbing the mic off him.

He then simply starts chanting and the crowd are loving it!

David Wagner
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'We have the entire town behind us'

Just imagine being a Town player or the manager today, Nahki Wells tries to sum it up:

It's been amazing, the support's been fantastic. We have the entire town behind us, and to see them is a great feeling."

Nahki WellsHuddersfield Town striker

Live from Huddersfield via helicopter

Here are the scenes in Huddersfield from above:

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Hoyle celebrates aboard the Terriers bus

Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle just carried out the classic 'hold a drink while celebrating with the fans' technique.

It's going to be quite an evening for everyone involved in the club.

Huddersfield bus
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Terriers bus arrives at St. George's Square

I know we've only just said the bus was leaving the stadium, but the driver clearly got a move on and it's already in St. George's Square.

Here's where the party really gets going.

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No sleep for HTAFC coach after win

You remember when you were a kid and couldn't sleep on Christmas Eve?

It turns out getting promoted to the Premier League has the same affect on grown men:

I've not slept, I just can't believe what's happened. I think we totally deserve it. We're just going to enjoy it."

Andy HughesHuddersfield Town coach

'We are Premier League'

That's the chant from Huddersfield Town fans as they await their heroes at the promotion party:

Great scenes as Town bus gets going

There's some fantastic images coming through now, the numbers in St. George's Square are definitely swelling.

Fans
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Bus
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Fans
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Behind every great man...

The party bus itself is not just populated by footballers, but the families of the players too.

David Wagner paid tribute to the role that they have played:

It's down to the wives, children and the players too because all together they have made this fairytale have a happy end."

David WagnerHuddersfield Town Head Coach
David Wagner
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Terriers Premier League parade gets started

The players are on the top deck and we're now moving away from the John Smith's Stadium.

Awkwardly, they've all turned up wearing the same t-shirt - what are the chances?

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Aerial shot of St. George's Square

Here's a great shot taken a short while ago of the crowd waiting patiently for Town to pull in on their open top bus.

I'm sure it's going to get even busier!

Huddersfield
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Fans soak in playoff final victory celebrations

It's fair to say the Terriers supporters are loving this so far.

Definitely not your average Tuesday evening!

Fans
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Fan
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Time for players and fans to 'milk it'

The crowds are in place and the players are on the bus so how does it feel?

Former Huddersfield Town goalkeeper and current Radio Leeds summariser Matt Glennon is in no doubt over how the players should treat it:

This is what it's all about, there's too many lows in football so when the highs come you have to milk it for everything it's worth."

Matt GlennonFormer Huddersfield Town player
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Crowds pack into St. George's Square

One or two have turned out to celebrate the parade at St George's Square:

St George's Square
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Terriers players jump on the party bus

Huddersfield Town's stars have boarded the party bus, next stop St George's Square.

One-way ticket to the Premier League, please driver.

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This is what it means

Some of the fans in the crowd in St George's Square are all willing to share the emotion of yesterday's match, like this 14-year-old:

When Schindler scored the winning goal, I started crying."

JoshHuddersfield Town fan

Huddersfield parade: Fans ready for players

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The bus, proudly carrying the slogan #nolimits, is getting ready for the players to arrive at the John Smith's Stadium.

Emblazoned on the bus is 'Huddersfield Town in the Premier League'.

Bus parade
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Huddersfield weather: Don't rain on my parade

BBC Look North weather presenter Paul Hudson reckons there could be a bit of rain during the celebrations.

Make sure your brolly is blue and white!

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Huddersfield Town fans already in place

Thousands of Huddersfield Town fans will be packed into St George's Square in the town tonight.

The team bus, replete with the club's Wembley heroes, is due to arrive around 18:20.

In preparation, a huge stage has been built in the square, just in front of the town's train station.

Stage in Huddersfield town centre
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Since then the square has been filling up - here's how it looked around half an hour ago - that's two hours before the team was due to arrive!

Huddersfield Town fans
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Huddersfield Town fans
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Road closures in place for victory parade

Understandably, there's several road closures in place until 21:00 to allow room for the bus parade and party.

  • John William Street from Viaduct Street to Westgate/Kirkgate
  • Fitzwilliam Street from the ring road to John William Street
  • Brook Street
  • Wood Street
  • Lord Street from Brook Street to Northumberland Street
  • Friendly Street and Knight Street from Lord Street to Northumberland Street
  • Northumberland Street from John William Street to Southgate
  • Station Street
  • St Peter’s Street from Byram Street to Station Street
  • Byram Street from Brook Street to Northumberland Street
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Huddersfield Town parade route

It's not the most complicated of routes this one, but we want you to be in the best possible position to cheer on the Terriers as they pass on their open top bus.

Leaving the John Smith's Stadium at 17:40, the bus will pass Northumberland St and stop in St George's Square for a huge party 40 minutes later.

Good evening

Good evening from Huddersfield!

The town centre is packed tonight for Huddersfield Town's promotion party.

The club won their place in the Premier League with a penalty shootout victory over Reading at Wembley yesterday.

Now, the glamour of ties against giants such as Manchester United and Liverpool awaits.

There's also the small matter of the £170m revenue boost that clubs derive from promotion to the top tier of English football.

We'll be following all the action from Huddersfield as the party gets started!