IN PICTURES: Blackpool's Premier League promotion parade eight years on

It was on this day eight years ago that Ian Holloway's promotion-winning Blackpool team were given a heroes' welcome back to the town.

Thursday, 24th May 2018, 7:00 am
Blackpool fans celebrate their promotion to the Premier League on the promenade back in 2010

An estimated 60,000 people crammed onto the seafront to see the team’s open-top bus travel along the prom to celebrate their promotion to the Premier League.

It came after the Seasiders twice came from behind to defeat Cardiff City 3-2 in the Championship play-off final.

Brett Ormerod scored the winning goal to clinch Blackpool’s return to the top flight for the first time in 39 years, after Charlie Adam and Gary Taylor-Fletcher had earlier found the back of the net.

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More than 35,000 Blackpool fans made the trip down to Wembley.

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