Football fans will pay up to £250 to meet World Cup legend Paul Gascoigne at an event in Lancaster.
‘Gazza’ is coming to the Grand Theatre on October 30 for ‘An Evening with Paul Gascoigne’ and tickets started flying out within hours of being put on sale on Monday morning.
Minimum ticket price for the evening, which will include Gascoigne talking about his career, a Q&A and live entertainment, will be £40.
There are also premium packages available for £100, which includes a photograph with the football star, and £250 for a photograph and a signed England World Cup 1990 shirt.
The Lancaster date is one of only a handful Gascoigne will be doing on a UK tour of venues. It will mark 25 years since ‘Gazza’ became a national treasure when his skilful displays from midfield drove England to the World Cup semi-finals in Italy, before they lost on penalties to West Germany in Turin - a game famed for Gazza bursting into tears when he received a yellow card and realised he would be suspended for the final had England got there.
The former Tottenham, Newcastle and Lazio player was also instrumental in England’s charge to the semi-finals of Euro 1996, a tournament held on home soil which saw him score one of England’s greatest goals of all-time in a 2-0 win over Scotland at Wembley.
He also inspired Tottenham to win the FA Cup in 1991, scoring an incredible 35-yard free kick in the semi-final against Arsenal, before suffering a serious knee injury in the final against Nottingham Forest.
Gazza, 48, has spent years battling alcoholism but looked fit and healthy at a recent London premiere of a film about his life. The event on October 30 starts at 7pm. £40 tickets available by calling 01524 64695 or from www.lancastergrand.co.uk . For higher priced packages contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01704 834493.