The 90th minute winner from Jarrod Bowen sent the 5,000 travelling Hammers supporters who had made the trip to Prague into delirium – with thousands more watching back home in the UK.
And those fans who were not present in the Czech capital will now be able to join in with the celebrations when David Moyes’s men hit the streets of east London in an open top bus parade later today (Thursday, June 8).
Let’s take a look at the confirmed plans the club have put in place – including that all-important open-top bus route.
What is West Ham’s parade route?
In a statement confirming the details of the parade, West Ham said: ‘West Ham United’s heroes will return from their triumphant night in Prague to a victory celebration in the streets of east London on Thursday evening.
‘The playing squad and coaching staff will parade the Club’s first major trophy since 1980 on a specially-commissioned open top bus, travelling from the Hammers’ old home at Upton Park to a reception at Stratford Town Hall.
‘Wednesday night’s historic victory over ACF Fiorentina in the UEFA Europa Conference League final has delivered the first European trophy to east London since the legendary West Ham team starring Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters and Alan Sealey won the Cup Winners’ Cup at Wembley in May 1965.
‘In the celebrations that followed that triumph, Moore and his team-mates greeted tens of thousands of supporters from the roof of their parade bus, before the captain held the trophy aloft from the balcony of East Ham Town Hall, standing alongside the Mayor of Newham.
‘Almost 60 years on, the new generation of trophy-winning Hammers heroes will pay tribute to their predecessors in our heartland, starting the parade at the junction of Green Street and Barking Road, adjacent to the Boleyn Pub and The Champions Statue.
‘The parade will then proceed west along Barking Road, turn right onto Greengate Street, and continue slowly along the A112 past Plaistow Park, Plaistow Station and Stratford Park, before ending its journey on West Ham Lane, outside the Old Town Hall in Stratford – at the heart of our home borough of Newham and where our current home resides.’
West Ham added: ‘It promises to be a party that no-one present will ever forget, after a victory that will be forever etched in the history of West Ham United, and in the record books of European football.
‘The parade bus sets off at 7pm BST, making its way to Stratford Town Hall around 8pm BST, but timings will inevitably change depending on the size of the crowd.’
Once at the Town Hall, the Mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz will welcome the party and captain Decan Rice will lift the trophy again in front of supporters.
Given the hot temperatures forecast for this evening, West Ham have advised fans to stay hydrated.
The club also ask that attendees spread out along the route to ensure as many people as possible can view the procession.
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