Football Aid 2020 – Your chance to play at DW Stadium

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How would you like to ‘Live The Dream’ at the DW Stadium and take part in a truly memorable 90 minute match on the hallowed turf?

Well now’s your chance as Football Aid – – are offering fans the unique opportunity to create their own piece of club history by playing at the DW Stadium on Wednesday 6th May 2020 (KO 7:30pm), while raising valuable funds for charity at the same time.

Football Aid have been organising charity games for over 18 years now and are regarded as the original and best in delivering the ultimate pitch day experience.

As a player you’ll get the chance to pull on your exclusive personalised Wigan Athletic FC replica shirt in the official changing rooms, experience the thrill of walking down the tunnel to the sound of a cheering crowd and step out onto the hallowed turf proudly sporting your official playing kit and represent “The Latics” in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football!

To add to that, our previous event at the DW Stadium was also supported by former Wigan Athletic players Neill Rimmer, and Joe Parkinson who kindly gave up their time by playing alongside the fans on their big day.

Positions are available for Bidding from just £135 and securing a position couldn’t be easier! Just visit and choose the Wigan game, you’ll then have two options: 1) Bid to Play – Enter your Maximum Bid and if you’re the highest bidder when the position closes you’ll win a place on your Field of Dreams, or 2) Buy Now – Close the auction early and secure your place with a one off payment. Positions close at regular intervals throughout the bidding period, with the first positions closing on Tuesday 24th March and final positions closing on Thursday 26th March.

Christian Pineider took part in a previous year and told Football Aid about his experience after the game:

“Thanks to everybody, it was an amazing experience and we all had a great time in Wigan”!!!

So if you’re keen to secure a place on your Field of Dreams this season, why not visit and sign up today! If you’d like any additional information, you can call Football Aid on tel: 0131 220 5999, e-mail:, post on their Facebook page: or send a tweet to @FootballAid.

Since forming in 2001 Football Aid have allowed over 19,500 football fans the chance to Live the Dream in 738 matches all over the UK, Europe and USA, while pledging over £2.4M for charity. The unique concept was the brainchild of businessman and Football Aid Founder Craig Paterson and funds raised from this year’s event will benefit the work of a charitable project nominated by Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams.

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