Football Aid 2018 – Bid To Play At The Emirates

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How would you like to ‘Live The Dream’ at the Emirates 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 play at the Emirates Stadium, while raising valuable funds for The Arsenal Foundation.

Football Aid have been organising charity games for over 16 years now and are regarded as the original and best in delivering the ultimate pitch day experience. The game offers fans the unrivalled opportunity to experience a matchday in the same way the likes of Petr Cech, Laurent Koscielny, Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil and the rest of the squad do every other week.

As a player you’ll get the chance to pull on your exclusive personalised Arsenal replica shirt in the 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 Gunners in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football!

To add to that, the matches have also been supported by a host of fantastic club legends in recent years, with the likes of Liam Brady, Pat Rice, Perry Groves, Terry Neill and Chris Whyte all lending their extra special support by playing alongside or managing the fans on their big day.

Positions are available for Bidding from just £295 and securing a position couldn’t be easier! Just visit and choose the Arsenal game, you`ll then have two options: Opt 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 Opt 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, the first of the positions closed on Tuesday 13th February and final positions closing Wednesday 14th March.

Arsenal fan Noel Brady took part in a previous year and told Football Aid about his experience after the game:

“This is a very big thank you to all of the Football Aid staff for giving me the opportunity of having an unforgettable experience. I am a lifelong Arsenal fan and therefore playing the Emirates was a dream come true! We were made to feel like real superstars on the day by your professional attention to detail and all the care taken to ensure our day was better than we could ever have imagined. Everyone should do it at least once in a lifetime as it is a day to talk about and relive forever.

This also goes for my son Mark who was lucky enough to be chosen as a mascot. You have no idea how happy this made my little boy feel, he will cherish the memory till he can go join you and play in one himself. Many thanks to all at Football Aid”

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 17,800 football fans the chance to Live the Dream in 674 matches all over the UK and Europe, while raising over £2.3M 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 The Arsenal Foundation, as well as projects nominated by Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams.

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