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31 July 2014

Biggest crowd to attend event witness fun in the sun on and off the pitch

The Club’s most successful Open Day ever saw 4700 Blues of all ages enjoy the activities both on and off the pitch at Portman Road.

Around 600 fans joined Mick McCarthy and his team for Town’s biggest ever team group in the new adidas home shirt before the first-team trained in front of the supporters on the main pitch. 

On the Fieldturf, thousands more Blues enjoyed the fun in the sun, with inflatable assault courses, trampolines, football skills demonstrations, face painting and loads more keeping the young and the not so young entertained for hours. 

Town legends Terry Butcher and John Wark signed autographs for all, while Mick and the first-team players did the same pitchside. 

“It was fantastic to see so many people come out and support the Club at the Open Day,” the Town boss told the Club website. 

“Days like these are opportunities for the supporters and the players to mix at the Club, for the supporters to get autographs and pictures and our lads are great as well. They do that side of things willingly. 

“It was a good day and I hope everyone who attended, enjoyed it. It certainly looked like they did.”

The family of Sir Bobby Robson were also at Portman Road to mark Sir Bobby Robson Day, with a cheque presentation made by the Football Association to the charity that carries the name of the former Town boss. Ex England international Peter Shilton and former Town chairman David Sheepshanks were among the FA's party. 

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