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Reading rename North Stand in honour of club legend

Reading Football Club have confirmed that they have changed the name of the North Stand at the Madejski Stadium to ‘The Eamonn Dolan Stand’. Following his long battle with cancer, Academy coach Dolan passed away on June 20th.

The club asked for suggestion on what to name the North Stand at the stadium over a month ago. Naming it in honour of club legend Eamonn Dolan was the overwhelming victor.

It will be officially opened on August 6th when they face Preston North End in their first Championship match of the new season. Dolan represented Reading for over 12 years, leaving a legacy that will forever live in their history.

The club wanted to pay further tribute to Dolan, who dedicated many years of service to the club that he loved. Plenty of nominations were put forward as to what to call the North Stand. Fans elected to focus on former players and managers of the past. Nevertheless, they have made the right call in honouring the man himself.

A book of condolences at the Madejski Stadium gave fans the opportunity to pay their own respects. The Irishman played for West Ham, Birmingham and Exeter in his playing days. He would go on to manage Exeter City in 2003.

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