Thousands expected to attend Ipswich Town’s annual Open Day

Thousands of fans queue at Portman Road for the Ipswich Town open day.

Thousands of fans queue at Portman Road for the Ipswich Town open day.

Thousands are expected to attend Ipswich Town Football Club’s annual Open Day at Portman Road today – with queues already snaking around the stadium ahead of gates opening at 10am.

More than 4,500 supporters attended last year’s event – which is free to entre – and managing director Ian Milne is hopeful that number will be topped this time around.

As in previous years, fans will be able to watch manager Mick McCarthy and his assistant Terry Connor hold a training session on the main pitch before they join the squad to sign autographs and have photos taken pitchside.

On the FieldTurf behind the East of England Co-op Stand there will be coaching sessions put on by Ipswich Town and the Suffolk FA, giant inflatables, bouncy castles, sand arts, Dream Team and Co’s Frozen Princesses, face painting from the East of England Co-op, Go Ape’s Segway Experience, the Yum Yum Cookery School, Seckford Golf, Just Jay Dance, 10-pin bowling with Namco Funscape and three horses from the Suffolk Punch Trust.

The event runs until 2pm.


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