For those who knew Sir Bobby Robson, this was a day laced with emotion and pride.
Outside the stadium where he enjoyed some of his greatest triumphs, his family gathered on the fifth anniversary of his death - to receive £25,000 from the Football Association.
His name lives forever in the hearts of Ipswich Town supporters.
When Sir Bobby Robson set up his cancer charity in the year before he died, the target was £500,000.
Today, the amount raised is almost £7.5million.
Sir Bobby Robson had undergone five battles with cancer in 17 years.
What's been raised in his memory will make a difference.
Ipswich Town's open day for supporters dovetailed neatly with the Sir Bobby Robson day.
The club have confirmed that 4,700 people turned up to the day.
It was a day to try and create what must surely have been one the biggest squad photographs in the world - players and fans who've bought the new club shirt.
But thoughts of Sir Bobby were never far away.
Footballers present and past owe a debt of gratitude for what Sir Bobby Robson achieved - both with Ipswich Town and then England.
Click below to hear from former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton
Wth the new football season just over a week away, this was a day Ipswich Town looked to the future, but also acknowledged a legendary figure from its illustrious past.
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