Today, Saturday 22 October 2016, marks 20 years since the death of Matthew Harding and Chelsea will remember him with a series of tributes before the game against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.
Harding was travelling back from Chelsea away game at Bolton in the League Cup when his helicopter crashed, killing him as well as fellow passengers Ray Deane, Tony Burridge and John Bauldie, and pilot Mick Goss.
A lifelong Blues fan, Harding joined the board in 1994 investing £ 26.5 in the club, playing in this way significant role to finance the reconstruction of the North Stand at Stamford Bridge, which was renamed the Matthew Harding Stand after his death at the age of just 42.
His family, as the ones of the other people that died with him, still hold season tickets at Chelsea stadium and tomorrow they will be honoured along with other families’ members invited over by the club before the kick off.
Chelsea, anyway, will remember Matthew Harding also dedicating the match program to him, but this is not the only thing to pay him tribute in this special weekend: general admission tickets also mark the anniversary, while a new banner will be displayed in the MHL stand for him before the match.