Nottingham Forest have joined forces with the British Army Football Association to host The Greatest Games of Remembrance on Thursday, November 8th.
The Games of Remembrance have been taking place since 2014 and see troops from the British Army Football Association take on the German Bundeswehr (Armed Forces) to commemorate all the soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War.
This year marks the centenary of Armistice Day and will see both Nottinghamshire clubs host football games on Thursday 8th November. The men’s match will take place at 7pm at The City Ground with Notts County hosting the women’s match at Meadow Lane, kick-off at midday.
Forest duo John McGovern and Michael Dawson helped raise awareness of the event by visiting the Victorian Embankment War Memorial alongside County pair Les Bradd and Richard Duffy.
Sir John Peace, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, said: "It's an honour to welcome The Games of Remembrance football matches to Nottinghamshire marking the centenary of the Armistice, and remembering the many brave men and women from all countries who sadly lost their lives 100 years ago.
"Nottingham is intrinsically linked with the beautiful game and we're looking forward to fans playing their part to mark the Centenary. The Greatest Games of Remembrance are an opportunity for communities across Nottinghamshire to come together to pay their respects, learn more about the First World War and watch two highly competitive matches."
Tickets will go on sale to members and season ticket holders on Thursday 30th August at 9am and then to the general public on Friday 7th September. Tickets for both matches will be available through the club websites and box office.
For the evening match at the City Ground, entry for two adults and two children will be £10. Kick-off will be 7pm.
There is a £2.50 concession price to both matches for any uniformed services, U16s, students and senior citizens.
Some free group tickets are available for schools, youth groups and football clubs at firstname.lastname@example.org.