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- Wed 20 Jan 2010, 4:06PM
- Posted by Chris Nield
We are the Heart of the City and our fans and our players are at the heart of the club.
To celebrate the fans of MCFC that are based around the world we want to discover those places at the heart of different world cities where supporters congregate to connect with the club. These are special places where on matchdays, the team are cheered on by fans as they would if they were at the stadium. They act as community outposts, where City supporters abroad or on holiday can still connect with their beloved Blues.
To recognise this we, in partnership with Umbro, will be producing 20 limited edition ‘Heart of the City’ fan plaques which we will send out to different bars/social clubs who we feel are the heart of their city. We’ll be presenting a plaque each month so keep watching mcfc.co.uk to see if we need nominations in your part of the world.
Following last Friday’s call for nominations in America’s East Coast, we’re delighted to announce that The Mad Hatter Saloon in New York has been selected to receive its very own Heart of the City plaque.
The Hatter has long been an outpost for NYC-based Blues and we’re delighted to recognise our friends across the Pond for their dedication to all things MCFC.
Kevin Jones, leader of the band of City fans known as the ‘Bluemoon Over The Saloon’ explains:
It’s our hope in years to come, that whenever a City fan thinks of New York, they think of the Mad Hatter Saloon & Beer Garden and the warm welcome that awaits them.
Manchester City’s executive chairman Garry Cook will be presenting The Hatter with their plaque on Thursday night at approximately 9pm Eastern Time. Any supporters in the area are welcome along to enjoy the evening’s festivities.