Sheffield United: Blades supporters given chance to claim a piece of Lane history

A new playing surface is being laid at Bramall Lane � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
A new playing surface is being laid at Bramall Lane � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
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Sheffield United supporters are being invited to secure their own piece of Bramall Lane history by bidding for sections of its pitch.

The League One club announced they will auction areas surrounding both penalty spots and the centre circle after confirming work on installing a new state-of-the-art Desso surface will begin immediately after Thursday’s play-off semi-final first leg against Swindon Town.

“Next week we take our pitch up in readiness for our new one to be laid,” Dave McCarthy, United’s operations director, said. “To mark this occasion we are offering for auction two square meters from both penalty spots and turf from the whole of the centre circle area.

“It will be the chance to own a piece of history. Just think how many Lane legends have fired the Blades to victory from each penalty spot, how many captains have tossed the coin at the centre circle.”

Proceeds will be donated to the Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Prostate Cancer UK.

McCarthy added: “People will be bidding for a piece of our heritage and at the same time helping two very good causes.”

To take part in the e-bay auction go to http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/sufc_official. The turf will be delivered if the winning bidder lives in the Sheffield region or it can be collected from the stadium.

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