Ipswich to name stand after Robson
Tuesday 18 August 2009
Ipswich are to rename a stand at their Portman Road ground in honour of former manager Sir Bobby Robson.
Ex-England boss Robson, who won the FA Cup and UEFA Cup in a 13-year spell in charge of the Tractor Boys, died last month aged 76.
Town chief executive Simon Clegg today revealed plans to rename the North Stand after him.
"We've considered all of the suggestions that we have received from many different sources for another permanent memorial at Portman Road to the greatest manager this club has had but above all, the thoughts of the fans," said Clegg.
"The overwhelming majority wanted the Sir Bobby Robson Stand and with the North Stand being seen as the heart of the club and of the fan base, the fans feel this is the right stand to be renamed."
It is hoped the official unveiling of the stand will take place before kick-off at Ipswich's game with Newcastle on September 26
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