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Auction: Wanderers' Dugout Seats

A unique opportunity to own a piece of Bolton Wanderers' history.

24 March 2022

Twenty two stylish seats from the home dugout of the iconic University of Bolton Stadium are now available for fans to bid on via the club’s new auction site.

Funded by the Bolton Wanderers Development Association and originally installed in 2014, all proceeds from the sale of the seats will go to supporting the development of the club’s fan zone project. 

There are 22 seats available in the auction which is now live. Bidding for seat #1 will end at 8pm on Sunday 27th March. There will then be a three minute gap between each remaining seat, with bidding finally closing at 9.03pm on seat #22.

Bidding starts at £99 per seat with no reserve price.

For information on how to place a bid, please read our auction guide.

Neil Hart, Chief Executive Officer at Bolton Wanderers said: “This is a rare and exciting opportunity for fans to get their hands on a piece of stadium history.

"It’s also a real positive that all the funds raised by the sale of these seats will go straight back into the club via the fan zone project. The fan zone, in partnership with the BWFC Supporters' Trust, is on track to be open to fans from the start of the 2022/23 season and it will aim to improve the pre-match experience by offering a vibrant, welcoming space for fans to gather prior to kick off.”

The quality blue leather seats sit on a metal base stand with drill holes for securing. Each seat is embroidered with the club crest, the Macron logo and the name of the seat manufacturer, Lino Sonego. 14 of the seats also come with protective covers.

Every seat has been thoroughly cleaned and all are in good condition. However, these seats were originally installed eight years ago so there are some signs of wear and tear. All photographs included on the auction site are of one example of the seat. If you are successful in your bid, the seat you receive may be slightly different.

The seats measure approximately 110cm high, 54cm wide and have a depth of 75cm.  

Please note that the seats are very heavy and are available for collection only from the club store at Bolton Central at the University of Bolton Stadium (for opening hours, please click here). 

Please do not bid unless you can collect as there will be no courier option available. For collection, we recommend two people to lift a seat and you will need to bring a copy of your payment confirmation email or be able to show this on your phone.

The auction is now live HERE.

Happy bidding!


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