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Further details have been confirmed ahead of the Jimmy Hill celebration at Coventry Cathedral

20 January 2016

BBC commentator John Matson and City legend Bobby Gould set to speak at the celebration next month...

Further details have been confirmed ahead of the Jimmy Hill Celebration at Coventry Cathedral next month.

The celebration of Jimmy’s life in football will take place on Friday, 12th February at 5:30pm at the iconic Coventry Cathedral. Speakers paying tribute to Jimmy Hill at the event will include the Hill family, PFA Chief Executive Gordon Taylor, BBC Football commentator John Motson, plus current and former members of Coventry City Football Club, including the legendary City striker Bobby Gould, Chris Anderson & Joe Elliott. In addition, musical contributions will be made by West End star and Sky Blues fan Dave Willetts, the Jaguar Land Rover Brass Band and, amongst others, Coventry City Supporters’ Consultative Group chairman and distinguished violinist Jonathan Strange. There will also be further video tributes through the evening.

An initial 900 tickets for the event, which is scheduled to begin at 5:30pm, will be made available to the general public. Tickets are free, with a maximum of 2 tickets per person.  700 tickets will be available from the CCFC Offices at the Butts Park Arena from 10am until 4pm on Friday 22nd January and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

For individuals unable to travel to the Butts Park Arena, 200 tickets will be made available.  These can be requested by e-mailing and will also be allocated on a first come, first served basis from 6pm on Friday 22nd January – any e-mails prior to 6pm will not be considered.

The initial batch of tickets will give fans the chance to watch the event from within the Cathedral, on either seats or standing – with seating allocated on a first come, first served basis on the night. We will be seeking to make a further batch of tickets available, and will be able to confirm details regarding this shortly.  

Further information regarding the celebration at the Cathedral and tributes at Coventry City's 'Legends Day' against Bury on 13th February will be announced in the coming weeks.

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