Witness Albion history being made
THE countdown to Tony ‘Bomber’ Brown’s big day is now underway – and today we can tell fans how they can witness a landmark moment in Albion’s history.
‘Bomber’ will become the first Baggies player to be honoured with a statue at The Hawthorns, which will be unveiled on a prestige day for the club next week.
Yesterday saw stonemasons begin work on building the plinth upon which the statue, fashioned by world-renowned sculptor Jonathan Wylder from one of Tony’s most iconic moments in an outstanding Baggies career, will stand.
After that will come the delivery of the actual statue in time for its unveiling by the man himself on Thursday, November 6.
The big moment is planned to go ahead at approximately 2pm following a celebration of a career which saw ‘Bomber’ earn his celebrated nickname while scoring 279 goals in a staggering 720 appearances – both club records unlikely to ever be beaten.
The statue will be sited outside the main East Stand and the club appreciates that there will be many Albion fans who will want to see the unveiling.
We are asking fans to e-mail the club at firstname.lastname@example.org stating their request for a ticket. We will then send back an 'e-ticket' by return of e-mail for fans to print out.
There is no charge and fans can request more than one ticket. If you cannot print your own e-mails please make that clear when you apply and we will take care of it for you.
We hope to be able to accommodate all who wish to see the unveiling but space may restrict us. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.