TEN years after winning Ol’ Big Ears for a fifth time in Istanbul the class of 2005 are getting together in Liverpool to celebrate a night we’ll never forget.
On May 25 2015, ten years to the day (time zones excepted) since Liverpool won it for keeps the city’s Echo Arena will play host to a bit of a party. A lot of a party.
The Istanbul Reunion Night will be a one-off, for one night only, giving everyone who went through that roller coaster of a night the chance to relive the memories from what is arguably the greatest moment in Liverpool’s history.
Whether you were one of those lucky enough to be in the Ataturk or daft enough to leave at half time, whether you were forced to watch it on the box or to try and listen to it in work, we all know where we were in Istanbul. Except Michael Owen.
We might never get another night like Istanbul but this will be a good way to remember it.
The night will include comments and commentary from those “at the heart of the Miracle of Istanbul”. The build-up. The nerves. The torture. 3-0 to AC Milan at half time. Half-time. The first goal back. The second. The third. The comeback. Extra time. Penalties. We won it Five Times.
How big is that cup?
What kind of a night will it be in the Echo Arena? Jamie Carragher thinks it could be special: “If the fans who were in Istanbul on the night come and create that same atmosphere, the roof will come off the Arena.”
For a chance to be there on May 25 2015 register for the pre sale at www.5times.co/istanbul.
Pre sale begins 9am Thursday 30th October.
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 31 October at www.echoarena.com, by calling the Echo Arena Box Office on 0844 8000 400 or from the Ticket Quarter in Queens Square, Liverpool
Tickets are priced at £29.70 (including booking fee, excluding a £2.25 handling fee per order).