THE OBSERVER has teamed up with Coventry City’s Former Players’ Association to bring you all the latest news, events and signings.
In this week’s fortnightly column we provide details of this year’s eagerly anticipated Legends Day event which takes place this Saturday.
AFTER a year in the wilderness Legends Day is back and this year’s event could prove to be bigger and better than ever before.
Last season’s controversial groundshare with Northampton Town meant there was no such event but on Saturday the former players return and fans will have a chance to meet and mingle with many popular Coventry City legends.
Saturday’s match against Doncaster Rovers is another huge game for Tony Mowbray’s Sky Blues as they continue their fight for League One survival.
But as part of Legends Day 2015, the club’s historic promotion team from the 1963/64 season will be remembered and those in attendance from Jimmy Hill’s side will include Mick Kearns, Ronnie Farmer, Dietmar Bruck, Willie Humphries and goal-scoring artist George Hudson.
They will be joined by a whole host of former legends such as 1987 stars Dave Bennett and Micky Gynn, Ernie Hunt, who will be remembered for that famous volley against Everton in October 1970, as well as others such as John Williams, David Thompson and John Tudo, who is flying over especially from America to attend.
There will also be a strong contingent from north of the border with Roy Barry, Ian Wallace and Quintin Young all attending.
The players players from the 1963/64 squad will be introduced before the game and they will be joined on the pitch by all the other legends at half-time, while Billy Bell will lead the celebrations in the casino after the final whistle.
The fixture is the club’s first ever retro day with fans being encouraged to dig out old shirts and scarves as they cheer on their side.
Supporters can purchase tickets in hospitality for £59 (+ VAT per person) but there are also discounts for Season Ticket holders (who can pay just £44 +VAT) and concessions.
As well as enjoying the afternoon with their favourite players from yesteryear, they also get three-course dining, corporate seating, complimentary matchday programmes and team sheets, as well as a the man-of-the-match interview and presentation and VIP car parking (one space per four places booked).
For further details or to book for your place alongside the legends against Doncaster call 02476 992 329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And for more information about the Former Players’ Association and Legends Day 2015 visit ccfpa.co.uk.