Date: 15th February 2017 at 11:20am
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How would you like to ‘Live The Dream’ at the Etihad Stadium and take part in a truly memorable 90 minute match on the hallowed turf?

Well now’s your chance as Manchester City FC have teamed up with Football Aid – – to provide fans with the unique opportunity to create their very own piece of club history by playing at the Etihad Stadium in 2017, while raising valuable funds for charity at the same time.

Football Aid have been organising charity games for over 15 years now and are regarded as the original and best in delivering the ultimate pitch day experience. The game offers City fans the unrivalled opportunity to experience a matchday in the same way the likes of David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and the rest of the squad do every other week.

As a player you’ll get the chance to pull on your very own exclusive personalised Manchester City 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 City in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football!

To add to that, the matches at the Etihad Stadium have also been supported by a host of fantastic Manchester City legends in recent years, with the likes of Colin Hendry, Richard Edgehill, David White, Ian Brightwell (and many more) all lending their extra special support by playing alongside or managing the fans on their big day.

Positions are now available for Bidding from just £195 and securing a position couldn’t be easier, just visit and choose the Man City game. You’ll then have three options: Option 1: Bid to Play – Enter your Maximum Bid and if you’re the highest bidder when the position closes you’ll win your place on your Field of Dreams, or Option 2: Buy Now – Close the auction early and secure your place with a one off payment online and Option 3: Sponsored to Play – Pay a non-refundable £100 deposit for your place, then pay off the remaining balance anytime before Fri 31st March. Positions close for Bidding Tue 28th – Thu 30th March.

Manchester City fan Andy Lakin took part in 2016 and told Football Aid about his experience after the game:

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you again for the game at Man City. It was a great experience to walk out on to the pitch and lead the team out alongside my step daughter. You have an excellent company to provide these experiences for us supporters and I hope to play in a few more games”.

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 17,000 football fans the chance to Live the Dream in 645 matches all over the UK, 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 City in the Community, as well as projects nominated by Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams.

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