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National Football Museum

6 July 2012

The new 'Nation Football Museum' has recently opened in Manchester.

The new 'Nation Football Museum' has recently opened in Manchester.

Due to Fleetwood Town now being a Football League club they have been asked to contribute to the: 'set to become one of the biggest visitor attractions in the UK.' The club donated the following: The Programme from the last game of the season, vs Luton Town, the last before promotion to Football League. A book called 'Through Stormy Waters' written by club vice-chairman, Phil Brown, some years ago. A picture of Nathan Pond, starting his 10th season with Town. The longest serving player who has seen several promotions managing to raise his game through the leagues. Attatched to the picture will be a web story from the local paper about Nathan Pond. The 27 year old is also featured on the front cover of the Luton Programme. The National Football Museum in Manchester is to open to Thursday.  The museum will be arranged over three floors within the building, with the atrium space dedicated to the museum’s Hall of Fame. It will become the new home for the UEFA European Cup Winner’s Cup, and will feature prized exhibits from the museum’s collection of more than 140,000 objects, works of art and photographs as well as some incredible ‘interactive’ exhibits.  Exhibit highlights from this unique collection include a shirt from the world's first international match played in 1872, the 1966 World Cup Final ball and the shirt worn by Maradona during the infamous 1986 ‘Hand of God’ quarter final match between England and Argentina Museum Director Kevin Moore said: “We are delighted to be looking forward to the opening of the new National Football Museum. We’re proud to be opening an international visitor attraction in the heart of this footballing city. “Our new museum will provide visitors with a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the most impressive collection of football exhibits ever assembled.”

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