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Liam Brady was one of the star guests at the 2013 Hall of Fame show

Liam Brady was one of the star guests at the 2013 Hall of Fame show

There’s not a seat to be had for our Hall of Fame show for Raith Rovers - and it isn’t until November!.

The 2014 event has sold out fully 11 months in advance - making it one of the fastest selling shows at the theatre in recent years.

A pre-Christmas rush to the box-office saw the “sold out” signs put up this week.

The news has delighted - and stunned - the four members of the organising committee; Allan Crow, editor of the Press ; Willie MacGregor (MacGregor Solicitors), Alistair Cameron (ACA Sports) and Ally Gourlay (Former Players Association).

Alistair said: “It’s unbelievable! We’re all totally knocked out by the response.

“The last show got fantastic feedback so it looks like our reputation has gone before us.

“Lots of people bought tickets as Christmas presents, and then the last two went on Boxing Day. We’re just gobsmacked.”

At the inaugural show in 2012, which saw Raith Rovers legends inducted into the Hall of Fame, the main speaker was Gordon Strachan, just weeks before he was named Scotland boss.

November’s second show was graced by former Scotland star Graeme Souness and Arsenal legend Liam Brady.

But the 2014 show will take on a different look as it dispenses with the usual format to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rovers’ legendary Coca-Cola Cup triumph.

Alistair said: “When the tickets were on sale for the last two shows there was a spike in ticket sales when we announced the VIP speakers, but for them all to have gone before any details have been released is quite amazing.

“We haven’t got any details to give out as yet.

“We’ll be meeting later on this month to start planning it properly.”

Alistair said that one problem the committee now has is trying to fit everyone in, such has been the demand for tickets.

“Some have said that we should hold it somewhere bigger, but we can’t really,” he said. “It has to be held in Kirkcaldy and there’s nowhere else that we can go.

“Even as a committee we’re having to cut back on the number of seats being held for VIPs and sponsors. It’s just the way it is.”

The pressure is now on to create a show that will equal, if not better, the two successful evenings so far.

“It’s a nice pressure to have, said Alistair, “but yes, we need to get our thinking caps on.

“It is a unique show, and word is beginning to spread. We’ve had other clubs get in touch with us to ask about it, so it’s helping to raise the profile of Raith Rovers, which is fantastic.

“We’ve some ideas and because people have shown such faith in us by snapping up the tickets we’re determined to put on a great show.”

 

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