Chevrolet will make fans “professional” footballers for a day through the 2017 Chevrolet Fan Cup (CFC 2017), a global competition where winners will play at Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium, the “Theatre of Dreams.”
The competition will bring together 64 passionate fans for a first-of-its-kind tournament at Old Trafford, putting fans in the boots of Manchester United players, including game-day preparations and the matches.
“Around the world, in communities and on the pitch, we connect fans to the people, places and experiences that matter most to them.
The Chevrolet Fan Cup is a perfect example of how we are enabling fans make their dreams come true in the form of the ultimate global fan competition at Manchester United’s Theatre of Dreams,” said Global Chevrolet chief marketing officer Tim Mahoney.
Over the next two months, Chevrolet will seek out fans around the world to become one of the lucky 64 who will travel to Manchester in May for CFC 2017.
To take part in the experience, fans need to follow and like Chevrolet Malaysia’s official Facebook page, submit a video or photo compilation to the page showcasing passion for the club, and submit the entry in the comments section of the weekly CFC 2017 post with the hashtag #ChevroletFanCup.
While in Manchester, the winners will attend Manchester United’s English Premier League match against Crystal Palace, meet team legends and be trained at the club’s famed soccer school.
The highlight of their experience will be the professional match-day experience, including dressing in the players’ locker room and walking through the home club’s tunnel before competing against each other in a tournament on the Old Trafford pitch.
“Walking onto the pitch at Old Trafford is something most fans have dreamt of at some point in their lives but only a small number actually get to experience it; the Chevrolet Fan Cup can make this dream a reality.
“It is a unique opportunity to connect to the club, giving our supporters the chance to tread on the same ground where some of the game’s best have played, in a stadium that has been the setting for some of football’s most memorable moments,“ said Manchester United group managing director Richard Arnold.