Chance to play on Rovers pitch for footie fans

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IT’S the chance of a dream come true for a Doncaster Rovers fan.

Bosses at the Keepmoat Stadium have announced they are opening up to anyone - as long as they have the cash - the pitch where Rovers have been playing their Championship matches.

And so far the pitch has been snapped up by a number of groups, including a Ridgewood School reunion, a plumbing and heating firm, a cancer charity fundraising match, and a match for a group of pals from Harworth, say organisers.

Under the Play on the Pitch offer, announced by the firm which runs the loss making council-owned stadium, groups of players will be able to chip in to hire the stadium before the pitch is relaid. That means the chance to play games between Monday and Sunday, May 6 - although it costs £1,200.

Participants are promised the full matchday experience, with use of the Doncaster Rovers home and away dressing rooms, customised entrance and goal music, and the chance to see their team name lit up on the scoreboard.

Event sales co-ordinator Paul Sheehan said: “It’s a great chance for Rovers, Belles or football fans in general to live the dream and walk out onto the turf with friends and family.”

Those hiring the pitch will be able to bring up to 500 spectators. Call 01302 762 560 to play at the venue.