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Legends Card members all set to vote

13 November 2013

Time to vote on design and first Legend

Legends Card members will shortly have the chance to decide which leading Shrewsbury Town figure should be the first recognised at the Greenhous Meadow in a celebration of the club's history.
 
The Legends Card was recently introduced to help us change the outside of our stadium into a living memory of notable players and managers, badges, historic moments, plus a special 1886 Fans' Wall where the first 1,886 founding members to sign up for the card will have their names listed.
 
Legends Card holders will receive a letter in the next few days from Richard Hill, the Shrewsbury Town commercial manager, inviting them to vote on which leading club figure they would like to see as the first recognised.
 
Holders will be asked for their top three choices, beginning with their most popular, and they will also be asked to choose which of the four banner design options they prefer.
 
Whoever tops the vote will have a banner in their honour which will take pride of place at the exterior of the Roland Wycherley Stand at the stadium.
 
"Legends Card holders will have the chance to cast their votes until December 1," said Richard. "The first banner will then be commissioned and unveiled before the home game against Walsall on December 14.
 
"It's an exciting project and one which will pay tribute to some of the legends to have served Shrewsbury Town with such distinction over the years.
 
"More legends will be unveiled as time goes on, but there is a lot of interest to see who will be chosen by Legends Card holders as the first recipient."
 
Richard added: "The banners will have a picture of the legend, details of their time at Shrewsbury, how many games they played and goals scored, and will also feature the club badge from the era they represented the club. 
 
"The Legends Card was unveiled as there was clearly a further desire by supporters keen to see something at the Greenhous Meadow which celebrated the club's history and some of the leading individuals to have represented Shrewsbury Town over the years. 
  
"Many ideas were discussed, including busts, memorials and a statue, but it was decided that instead of celebrating one individual when there are so many worthy recipients, it was better to do something original. 
 
"This idea blossomed into what will make the Greenhous Meadow truly stand out from the rest - a lasting memory of all that has been and continues to be special about Shrewsbury Town Football Club.
  
"Membership of the Legends Card will help us over a period of time to put tributes to all our club legends up around the ground along with famous moments from the club's history, memories and badges.
 
"For as little as £20 for the year or £50 for three years, there are a string of benefits with the first 1,886 members also having the exclusive right of their names being immortalised on the fans' wall of honour which will be on show outside the stadium."
 
Richard said the Legends Card had been well received by supporters since being introduced but there's plenty of time for other members to come forward and join.  
 
Among the benefits available for Legends Card members is 50 per cent off at Merlin Resorts such as Alton Towers and Lego Land, 25 per cent off Kurt Geiger, 25 per cent off Fragrance.com, 30 per cent off at Chill Factor (Ski and Snowboard Centres), and 50p off every Shrewsbury Town home matchday programme.
 
Other perks include a 10 per cent discount on Greenhous Meadow club shop purchases and 10 per cent off Sunday lunches at the club's Venue 1886.
  
“It is not too late to become a member so sure you join to have your say on how the banner should look and who the first legend should be,” added Richard. 
 
To become a Legends Card member, contact Richard Hill on (01743) 289177 extension 210 or via email at richard.hill@shrewsburytown.co.uk 
 

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