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Eibar veterans & other former club members set to open Ipurua's new East Stand on 19 November

The event, held to pay tribute to former players, coaches, presidents and board members, will involve a lunch at Astelena, before attendees take in the clash against Celta at Ipurua

Former SD Eibar players and members are set to open Ipurua's new East Stand on 19 November, which coincides with the fixture between the Armeros and RC Celta.

One of the activities included within the event, which is being held to pay tribute to former players, coaches, presidents and board members, will see participants attend the fixture on 19 November, whilst proceedings will kick off earlier on in the day with a lunch at Astelena.

Today saw the staging of the pre-event presentation ceremony in the VIP area at Ipurua, which was attended by a host of former players, including Óscar Artetxe, Bixente Oyarzabal and Mikel Gurrutxaga. The event has been organised by the SD Eibar Foundation along with Eibar City Council and its Municipal Sports Committee.

On hand to represent the club at the ceremony were vice-president, Mikel Larrañaga and secretary of the board and vice-president of the SD Eibar Foundation, Jon Ander Ulazia.

Members of the groups that the event seeks to honour who wish to attend are asked to pay a €15 reservation fee into the following account to secure their place: ES83 0138 0005 1400 1056 1744. The full amount of the monies raised will be donated to local NGO, Deparkel, which is dedicated to the fight against Parkinson's disease.

Any queries about the event should be directed to Roberto Marzana on 670 97 04 14. The club wishes to thank the SD Eibar Veterans' Association for its participation and hard work in ensuring that the initiative - which was initially proposed back in January 2013 and was on the agenda for the club's 75th anniversary, but has been put back until now on account of the renovation work being carried out on Ipurua - goes ahead.

During today's presentation ceremony, a partnership agreement was signed between SD Eibar, through the club's Foundation, and the Eibar Veterans' Association. This link-up will see the veterans officially enjoy the same status as the rest of the teams within the club's structure.

With this tribute, SD Eibar are seeking to express their gratitude to a large number of individuals who have worked with effort and dedication, in many instances on a voluntarily basis, to raise the club to the privileged position which it currently finds itself in, whilst above all promoting and fostering the values which best define us as a club.