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University buildings renamed after English Premier League Champions

For one day only our University will rename its buildings after the Leicester City Football squad in celebration of their remarkable Premier League success and to show its support on the day of the team’s victory parade.

On Monday 16 May an open-top bus parade and ‘Vardy party’ in Victoria Park - adjacent to the University of Leicester - will mark the Foxes’ momentous achievement in becoming the champions of English football for the first time in the club’s 132 year history.

To mark the occasion, which will conclude with celebrations on the outskirts of the campus in Victoria Park, among the buildings changing their names is the University’s tallest building – the Attenborough Tower, which will be renamed after the team’s leading goal scorer, Barclays Premier League Player of the Season and Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year Jamie Vardy.

Dave Hall, the University’s Chief Operating Officer and Registrar, said: “We hope that renaming our buildings conveys the sheer pride that the University and the city have in the players and staff behind Leicester City’s momentous season in winning the Premier League title for the first time. We share in their joy and that of Leicester City Women who won the Women's Premier League Midlands Division One title with a 100% record - winning 22 games, scoring 93 goals and conceding just 19.

“We are doing the renaming of buildings as a one-off, but we hope Leicester City’s achievement isn’t.”

The buildings will return to their original name-sakes on Tuesday 17 May.

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