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81 TRIBUTE DELAYED PLUS EUROS FANZONE ON HOLD

19 May 2021

Club wait on Covid restrictions to ease

The Club are hoping to mark the 40th anniversary of Blues lifting the UEFA Cup with a celebration function later this year.

Tomorrow [20 May] will be 40 years to the day in 1981 that Town beat AZ Alkmaar 5-4 on aggregate to win the prestigious European trophy and a tribute evening was planned for this week to mark the occasion.

That has obviously been put on hold with the restrictions in place because of the Covid-19 pandemic but Blues are exploring ways to mark one of the great achievements in the Club’s history if those restrictions ease.

Also on hold for now is the Club’s ability to open the FanZone so that supporters can watch England play in this summer’s European Championship.

Supporters were welcomed into the FanZone for England's 2018 World Cup games and close to 8000 were on the Fieldturf to see Gareth Southgate’s team take on Croatia in the semi-finals.

England face Croatia again, Scotland and the Czech Republic in the group stages of the Euros with Town initially planning to show the games on giant screens in the FanZone.

The restrictions in place for Covid mean it’s very unlikely the FanZone will be open but it’s a situation the Club are monitoring and more information will follow nearer the time. 

#81Remembered will bring back some magical memories for Town fans tomorrow.


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