From Neil Harvey, Club Historian
It was 60 years ago today that the members of Cambridge City Football Club met at The Guildhall in Cambridge to vote on changing the club's status from Amateur to Professional. According to the report in the Cambridge Daily News, of the 282 members, 219 turned up to vote. The Management Committee's recommendation to switch to professional football was overwhelmingly carried by 189 votes to 30, with one abstention. Members cheered the change of status.
At the time of the meeting it was anticipated that City would be joining the Eastern Counties League, the league where Cambridge United played their football in 1958. United had established themselves as the top team in Cambridge, with their average gate twice what City were able to attract to Milton Road to see a team struggling in the Athenian League. In the event both City and United joined the expanded Southern League for the 1958-1959 season.
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