It was one of the biggest days in Blackpool’s footballing history - and no one who was there will ever forget it.
Exactly three years ago today - on May 22 - the Seasiders capped a glorious season with a stunning victory in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.
The 3-2 victory over Cardiff City catapulted the club up to the top flight for the first time in 39 years - and sent the Tangerine hordes inside the famous stadium into raptures.
The match was dubbed “the richest game in football”, because the victorious club would receive a £90 million windfall.
The promotion campaign, which came at the end of the 2009/10 season, also saw Blackpool make a little bit of history after becoming the first club in English football to have won promotion from every division of the Football League via the play-off system.
Two days after the final, a promotion parade was held along Blackpool’s Promenade for the club’s personnel, who travelled on an open-top double decker bus from Gynn Square down the Golden Mile.
The police estimated that around 100,000 people lined the route.