Box office date confirmed for 2016 Hall of Fame tickets ... and they will sell out very, very quickly!

Raith Rovers 2015 Hall of Fame
Raith Rovers 2015 Hall of Fame

Get set for a ticket scramble for our 2016 Raith Rovers Hall of Fame night - and on a date that will strike a chord with fans of the club!

After last week’s show sold out within 24 hours last December, organisers are warning fans to get ready when the box office opens for NEXT year’s show, appropriately, on Friday, November 27 at 10.00a.m.

And the 27/11 date is perfect - it’s the 21st anniversary of Rovers’ famous Coca-Cola Cup win over Celtic!

And the 27/11 date is perfect - it’s the 21st anniversary of Rovers’ famous Coca-Cola Cup win over Celtic!

The organising team will begin work on the show after a short break, but already there are a number of ideas taking shape.

The Hall of Fame night has become one of the biggest sports shows in Fife since its launch four years ago, honouring club legends and bringing star names to Kirkcaldy such as Gordon Strachan, Graeme Souness, Jeff Stelling and, last week, Harry Redknapp and Jop Jordan.

Ally Gourlay, a member of the organising committee, said everyone had been delighted with the response to the 2015 show which inducted Joe Baker, Turnbull Hutton, David McGurn, Colin Harris, Jock McStay, Andy Leigh and Frank Connor.

‘‘The feedback we’ve had has been extremely positive which is fantastic,” he said. “We set out to improve on the previous year. That’s four years we’ve been doing it for now and it’s gone from strength to strength.’’

The event even threw up a little known link with Rovers – Harry Redknapp and former Raith boss Gordon Wallace remembering their time as team mates at Seattle Sounders.

Ally said: “We got Joe through his time at Hearts with Frank Connor and when he asked Harry it was the link with Gordon Wallace that clinched it.”

The fifth Hall of Fame in 2016 will take place on Monday November 7, and Ally revealed that the committee are already working on ideas.

He said: “We’ve got a few names in mind. My view is that you should always go for the top. Why not?”

The event is likely to be another sell-out, though Ally said that they are taking nothing for granted.

“Some people went along the morning after the event trying to get tickets for next year, so hopefully they’ll sell well,’’ he said.

“You can never tell but I think people know enough about it now so we’re hopeful that they’ll all come along again next year.’’