ALBION can today confirm arrangements for next week’s service to celebrate the life of Cyrille Regis.
The service is being held in the East Stand at The Hawthorns on Tuesday, January 30.
In a key change to an earlier announcement, the service is now scheduled to start at the earlier time of 10:45am and all attendees are asked to be seated by 10.30am.
However, the Regis family want supporters and members of the general public to have the chance to join them at the celebration service and below are details of how you can obtain tickets to attend.
Cyrille’s funeral cortege will arrive at The Hawthorns at approximately 8.15am and stay for up to half an hour to offer fans the chance to pay their tribute before he leaves the stadium he called home for the last time for a private funeral service.
Entrance to the celebration service will be by ticket only, with turnstiles opening at 9am.
Albion are also planning a major celebration of Cyrille’s career in the build-up to the Club’s next home fixture against Southampton on Saturday, February 3. Further details will follow next week.
Attending the celebration service
Tickets for the celebration service are available online, in person at the East Stand Ticket Office, or by calling 0121 227 2227. Supporters are advised to utilise the print-at-home option when ordering online.
An allocation of 1,800 tickets is available to Cyrille’s fans and the general public.
Each order is restricted to two tickets. All ticket collections must be completed by 5pm on Monday, January 29. There can be no collections on the day of the service.
Entry to the stadium will be via East Stand turnstiles. Access to the stand is off the A41 (Birmingham) Road.
Admission is free and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and all attending are asked to wear bright colours.
The Celebration Service
Cyrille was very clear about how he wanted this day to be and the songs, lively atmosphere and personal tributes are a reflection of his wishes, along with those of his wife Julia and his children Robert and Michelle.
There will be tributes from across the many facets of Cyrille’s life delivered by Brendon Batson, Graham Daniels from Christians in Sport, football agent and Chairman of Stellar Group Jonathan Barnett, John Sillett, manager of the Coventry City team with whom Cyrille won the FA Cup, and John Homer, Chairman of WBA’s Official Supporter Club.
Family tributes will be provided by Cyrille’s two children Robert and Michelle, his nephew and former Albion striker Jason Roberts, and his brother and ex-professional footballer Dave Regis.
The eulogy will be read by Cyrille’s widow, Julia.
An expectation of inclement January weather means we shall be erecting a special stage under the roof of the lower central tier of the East Stand.
Those attending the service will be in the upper tier looking out across The Hawthorns where Cyrille wrote his formidable footballing legend. The big screens will be providing video support to the service.
Concourse kiosks will be open for hot drinks and selected food items.
Parking will be limited and the Club will announce further details closer to the date of the service. But we do encourage all people who are planning to attend to use public transport, if possible.