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Massive party planned for Southampton fans going to Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final
IT’S going to be the biggest party for Saints fans ever held.
A team of diehard Southampton fans have hired a huge 2,000 people capacity nightclub for a big party just metres from Wembley Stadium.
Organised by Saints Trust chairman Nick Illingsworth, the day’s entertainment at Silver Spoons will be compered by Damon Heritage, pictured in tears ahead of Saints FA Cup final trip in 2003.
Starting at 9am on Cup Final day there will be food available and children accompanied by an adult with a ticket can enter for free to add to the family atmosphere.
DJ and compere Damon, 49, from Eastleigh, said: “The guys wanted somebody well known to Saints fans so they got in contact with me after I was pictured crying through Abide with Me in 2003.
“We’ll have loads of Southampton and Saints songs on the day to build up the atmosphere before the game and hopefully the celebrations after.”
Organiser Nick Illingsworth came up with the idea after joining friends at Silver Spoons for the Everton vs Chelsea FA Cup final last year.
Nick said: “We just thought that to mark the day we wanted to do something special for the supporters, so that after making their way to Wembley they have somewhere to go before the game in the shadow of Wembley.
“It’s going to be fantastic, there’s been plenty of sleepless nights in the organising it but it’s getting to a stage now where we’re close to selling out and we’re really excited.”
Entry will not be available on the door, tickets cost £10 and can be purchased from coyr.co.uk.
WIN PARTY TICKETS
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