Nottingham Forest’s European Cup winning squads are to be officially inducted into Manchester’s National Football Museum Hall of Fame this November.Supporters have the chance to join their footballing heroes on November 3rd at the Motorpoint Arena as the European Cup winners from the 1978-79 and 1979-80 seasons take their rightful place amongst football’s elite.
Over 3,000 football fans and enthusiasts are expected to attend the historic occasion, which will be hosted by Nottingham City Council, and celebrates Nottingham’s status as the City of Football.
General admissions for the event are priced at £10 for Adults and £5 for Children. For the pre-event dinner, Tier 1 tickets are available for £75 + VAT, while Tier 2 tickets can be purchased for £62.50 + VAT.
Fans will get the chance to meet the stars from past and present as they share their favourite goals and moments from a rich footballing history as well as looking forward to the future of football in the City and the achievements of the Nottingham City of Football project.
John McGovern, Nottingham Forest double European Cup winning captain, commented; “It is an incredible honour for us to be inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame and we are grateful to Nottingham City Council for helping us to share this fantastic event with the people of Nottingham.”
Forest will be inducted alongside neighbours Notts County, with the world’s oldest football league club also part of the grand celebration of football in Nottingham.
Councillor Jon Collins, Leader of Nottingham City Council and Portfolio Holder for Strategic Regeneration added; “We are delighted to be hosting such a prestigious event to celebrate football in the City of Nottingham.
“We have a proud history of sport, and in particular football, in the City and for both clubs to be recognised in the Hall of Fame is testament to Nottingham as a whole.
“As well as celebrating the rich history of football in Nottingham it is also a time to be excited about the future of football as our status as the City of Football suggests.
Participation in football across Nottingham is at an all time high and the City of Football project continues to break down barriers and get more and more people involved in the beautiful game.”
Amanda Chambers, Managing Director of Nottingham City of Football, added; “This will be a fantastic event to celebrate everything that is great about football in Nottingham, both on and off the field, across all generations, genders and backgrounds and abilities.”
Tickets for the event go on sale on September 5th and can be purchased via the Motorpoint Arena website at www.motorpointarenanottingham.com.