A major exhibition celebrating the rich history of Southampton Football Club will open at the SeaCity Museum later this month.
The football club has been an integral part of the city’s life since its foundation more than 130 years ago, and that history of community and loyal support will now be exhibited in the heart of Southampton.
The seven-month showcase, which opens to the public on March 29th, will mark both the on and off-field history of the club, including never-seen-before memorabilia from the 1976 FA Cup and 2010 Johnstone’s Paint Trophy wins.
As well as charting the historical highs and lows, the exhibition will also show how the football club runs now; with an exclusive look behind the gates of Staplewood Campus.
Current members of the backroom staff – from sports scientists to academy coaches – give an insight into how the place ticks and what makes it one of the most respected training facilities in the country.
“We are extremely excited to open this showcase in the heart of the city,” commented Head of Community Partnerships Greg Baker, who has supported the City Council’s Arts and Heritage team to bring the exhibition to life.
“As an avid Saints fan and secret shirt collector myself this has been a real labour of love and I hope it can bring insight and entertainment to many, as well as celebrating the great club that we all support.
“From interactive segments to the more traditional trophies and memorabilia, the exhibition has everything to cater for Saints fans both old and new – I hope people can enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed helping put it together.”
Tickets for the exhibition cost just £3.50 per person or £2.50 for concessions and are available in-person at the SeaCity Museum.