Put the date in your diary now. Ipswich Town Open Day. Friday, August 10 at Portman Road. You won't want to miss it!
The Club will be opening the doors to the home of the Blues between 10am and 3pm, with Paul Jewell putting his first-team squad through a training session in front of the Blue Army as part of the day.
More than 2000 fans attended last season's Open Day and this year promises to be even better with a day packed with activities.
After the first-team have taken part in a training session on the pitch they will be signing autographs and having pictures taken with supporters on the Fieldturf.
Two Town coaches will be putting on a training session with 20 Junior Blues winners, while from 1.30pm onwards Club staff will be taking fans behind the scenes at Portman Road, with access to the dressing-rooms, media room, boardroom and beyond in Club tours.
As well as hosting the signing session with the first-team and the Junior Blues coaching demonstration, the Fieldturf will be home to an array of events and sideshows.
Fans will get their chance to experience the thrill of driving a Formula 1 car. There will be a freestyle football show, complete with amazing tricks and skills, while Escape Reality will provide a performing arts demonstration.
Fire engines, police tractors, top of the range cars, inflatable assault courses, pets corner, bowling alley. You're likely to see them all. There could be an Olympic atmosphere at Portman Road as well with badminton, cycling and hockey all set to be represented.
Bluey and Crazee will be joining in the fun, with ice cream and fudge suppliers ready to satisfy those hungry Blue Army members.
It's all FREE, with gates opening at 10am.
The itinerary for the day currently is as follows but is subject to change:
10.00am - Gates open and activities commence with Escape Reality on the Fieldturf
10.15am -12.00pm - Training session on the main pitch
12.00pm - Football freestyle performance from Armani Schaar
12.10pm - Junior Blues prize-winners coaching session with two Town coaches
12.10pm - Uptown Girls perform
12.30pm - Players to sign autographs
12.30pm - Escape Reality perform
12.45pm - Football freestyle demonstration
1.00pm - Soccer skills with ITCT
1.00pm & 1.15pm - Stadium tours - pre -booking is necesssary for these, so please call the ticket office on 0844 80 11 555
1.20pm - Cameras at the ready for the mascot race
1.40pm - Escape Reality perform
1.50pm - Football freestyle demonstration
2.00pm - Soccer skills with ITCT
2.00pm & 2.15pm - Stadium tours - pre -booking is necesssary for these, so please call the ticket office on 0844 80 11 555
3.00pm - Event ends
Town have received a fantastic response from Club partners with the following organisations and companies set to be in action at Portman Road next Friday:
Roly's Fudge Pantry
Community Awareness Roadshow
IPSUM YP CIC
Hammonds Motor Group
Age UK Suffolk
Lighthouse Women's Aid
Paddy & Scotts
Showlite Sound and Light
Michelin & Hadleigh Tyres and the F1 simulator
More Than Memorable Cheeses
SCC - Fire & Rescue
BBC Radio Suffolk
East of England Co-op
East Anglian Daily Times
Bluey, Crazee and Friends
Ipswich Borough Council Sports Services