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Bamber Bridge FC to rename their stadium after Sir Tom Finney

Posted on - 9th April, 2014 - 2:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston North End, Sport
The former Irongate stadium will now be named after Sir Tom

The former Irongate stadium will now be named after Sir Tom

Sir Tom Finney is to be remembered in the name of a Preston football team.

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Bamber Bridge have announced their Irongate ground is to be renamed the Sir Tom Finney Stadium following the PNE legend’s death in February.

The club are planning a special ceremony to mark the occasion during July when they traditionally play Preston North End in a friendly.

Club secretary George Halliwell said: “We have changed our stadium name as a tribute to Sir Tom.

“I can’t believe nobody else has done this, but he was a real favourite down at the club and attended a great number of functions.

“Everyone is pleased to see the stadium named after Sir Tom and it’s a real privilege,

“Who knows? It could lead to bigger things after this.”

The club will also be contributing to a number of Sir Tom’s charities, include the Sir Tom Finney Soccer Development Centre.

Image credit to Matthew Wilkinson

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