Sunderland AFC will open its very own Hall of Fame in June 2019 during an exclusive event at the Stadium of Light.
Six-time champions of England and two-time winners of the FA Cup, Sunderland has always been one of the biggest clubs in the English game.
The Hall of Fame will honour the greatest names in the club’s rich history, showcasing the legends that lit up the Stadium of Light to giants of the game that made Roker roar.
Charlie Buchan and Bobby Gurney recently joined Niall Quinn, Charlie Hurley, James Allan, Jim Montgomery, Len Ashurst, Raich Carter and Bobby Kerr as nine of the inductees, with the final duo for the inaugural dinner to be announced shortly.
Sponsored by Stagecoach North East, the prestigious gala dinner will take place on Friday 14 June from 6.30pm, as the first 11 Wearside legends are honoured for their outstanding achievements.
Attendees will be treated to a drink’s reception upon arrival, before heading into the club’s famous Montgomery Suite where they will enjoy a three-course meal as part of an historic evening.
The event, which represents the perfect opportunity for supporters and legends alike to come together and celebrate our incredible heritage, will see inductees interviewed on stage, with fans also offered a chance to share their memories of the all-time greats ahead of the event.
Descendants of icons no longer with us will also be invited to receive awards on behalf of the heroes from the club’s distant past, some of which were creating red and white magic even before Roker Park opened its doors in 1898.
Speaking about the event the club’s managing director, Tony Davison, said: “Throughout the year we have been thinking of the best way to celebrate our rich history as we approach the club’s 140th anniversary.
“As youngsters, we were raised on tales of how Sunderland ruled the game, and now we are fortunate enough to be able to pass on our own memories to future generations, from that special day in ’73 to the unforgettable time we enjoyed under Peter Reid.
“The Hall of Fame will see us pay tribute to the men and women that have given so much to the club in years gone by, as we relive past glories and celebrate those who engineered some of the greatest moments in Wearside folklore.”
To take your place alongside the Red & White royalty at this most prestigious first Hall of Fame dinner contact the commercial team on 0371 911 1555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets cost £75 +VAT