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20 January 2015

Join the fastest selling Football Aid game in the country as bidding opens.

How would you like the chance to 'Bid to Play' at the DW Stadium in a 90 minute match on the hallowed turf in May?

Well now's your opportunity as Wigan Athletic have for the first time joined forces with Football Aid - - to provide fans with the opportunity to create their very own piece of club history by playing at the DW Stadium in 2015 while raising valuable funds for charity at the same time.

Football Aid offers the Latics fans the unique opportunity to experience a matchday in the same way the likes of James McClean, Chris McCann, Emmerson Boyce and co do every other week.

As a player you'll get the chance to pull on your very own exclusive personalised Wigan Athletic 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 full kit and represent your team in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football!

Positions are now available in our Auction Bidding period and securing a position couldn’t be easier, just visit and choose the Wigan Athletic game and then you’ll have two 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'.

Option 2: Buy Now – Close the auction early and secure your place with a one off payment online. Positions close at regular intervals until Thursday 5 March and opening Bids start from just £165.

So if you're keen to secure a place on your Field of Dreams this season, why not visit and Bid to Play today! Alternatively 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 15,300 football fans the chance to Live the Dream in 578 matches all over the UK, while raising over £2.1M for charity. The unique concept was the brainchild of businessman and Football Aid Chairman Craig Paterson and funds raised from this year's event will benefit the work of a charitable project nominated by Wigan Athletic Community Trust, as well as projects nominated by Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams.

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