Football Aid 2020 – Your chance to play at (The) Stadium of Light

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How would you like to ‘Live The Dream’ at (The) Stadium of Light 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 in the Tyne-Wear derby at (The) Stadium of Light on Sunday 17th May 2020, 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 Sunderland AFC 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 Black Cats” in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football!

To add to that, the matches at (The) Stadium of Light have also been supported by a host of fantastic legends in recent years, with the likes of Jimmy Montgomery, Micky Horswill, Gary Bennett, Niall Quinn, Thomas Butler, Darren Holloway (and many more) all lending their extra special support by playing alongside or managing the fans on their big day.

Positions are available for Bidding from just £155 and securing a position couldn’t be easier! Just visit and choose the Sunderland AFC vs Newcastle United 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 Tue 18th February and final positions closing on Wednesday 18th March 2020.

Sunderland AFC fan Gary Nixon took part in 2019 and told Football Aid about his experience after the game:

“Just want to say a massive thank you. My family and I had a fantastic day at the Stadium of Light on Sunday (19th May). To play at the Stadium, to captain the team, to score on the pitch! And to beat Newcastle (United) 11-0 was all just amazing! Dreams really do come true and it’s thanks to Football Aid. Will be looking to participate again next year. Thanks again”.

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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