Date: 26th February 2018 at 12:18pm
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How would you like to ‘Live The Dream’ at St Mary’s Stadium and take part in a truly memorable 90 minute match on the hallowed turf?

Well now’s your chance as Southampton have teamed up with Football Aid – – are offering fans the unique opportunity to play at St Mary`s Stadium on Friday 18th May 2018, (KO 10.30am), while raising valuable funds for charity at the same time.

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 Fraser Forster, James Ward-Prowse, Dusan Tadic and the rest of the squad do every other week.

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

To add to that, the matches at St Marys’ Stadium have also been supported by a host of fantastic Southampton legends in recent years, with the likes of Francis Benali, Jason Dodd, Gordon Watson, John Sydenham, Reuben Agboola, Dave Puckett, and Ian Juryeff 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 Southampton 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.

Saints fan Ben Tritta took part in 2017 and told Football Aid about his experience after the game:

“I just want to say a big thanks to the Football Aid team. My first Football Aid event and I already cannot wait to get booking for 2018. The experience from start to finish was exceptional and being a Saints fan myself it was extra special to play at St Mary’s for my first one. I can definitely see why everyone continues to enjoy the Football Aid experience so you can add me to that list now. Thanks again and see you next year!”

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, 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 Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams.