Notts County’s unrivalled history has earned the club the honour of hosting the EFL’s 2018-19 season launch event.
On Tuesday, representatives of all 72 EFL clubs and members of the national press will descend on Meadow Lane, a venue selected by the EFL to coincide with their 130th anniversary.
And EFL CEO Shaun Harvey is thrilled Notts will be throwing open their doors.
“We’re absolutely delighted to be launching the new EFL season at Notts County – our oldest club in the competition and in our 130th anniversary year,” he said.
“I’d like to thank them, and all of our clubs who will be in attendance, for their support.
“Bringing representatives of all clubs together in one place will really demonstrate the breadth and depth of the EFL on and off the pitch across our competitions, community, inclusion, youth development and fan engagement.
“While the focus will quite rightly be on the memories made on the pitch, there were numerous reasons to celebrate off it last season and some of those people will be present at Meadow Lane to be part of the EFL’s 2018-19 team photograph.”
Notts chairman and owner, Alan Hardy, added: “It really is an honour for us to be selected to host the season launch in the build up to Saturday’s curtain-raiser.
“We’re very proud of our status as the world’s oldest Football League club and we’re delighted the EFL have recognised our rich heritage and quality facilities by bringing their landmark event to our stadium.
“I’m sure it will be a brilliant day for all involved.”