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21 May 2019

Club in discussions with The Beat Goes On campaign as suite named after number one Blue

The Club will be renaming Legends at Portman Road after Kevin Beattie.

The hospitality suite, which hosts up to 350 fans on matchday, will be known as Beattie’s from the start of the season.

Beat, who was voted the Club’s greatest player by supporters, passed away in September 2018 at the age of just 64.  

He arrived at Portman Road as a 15-year-old and went on to make 296 appearances for Town, scoring 32 goals before injury brought his career at the Club to an end in 1981.

He was in Blues’ side that won the FA Cup in 1978 and was later awarded a UEFA Cup winners medal although he missed the final through injury.

Capped nine times by England, he was hailed as one of the world’s best defenders by his Town boss, Sir Bobby Robson.  

There will be a formal unveiling of Beattie’s before the start of the season, with former and current Town players and staff in attendance, along with supporters.

The Club are also currently in discussion with The Beat Goes On campaign about a fundraising event with proceeds going towards the cost of a statue of the Town legend to be sited around Portman Road.      

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