Where To Buy Premier League Tickets
By Victoria Armstrong
Stewart Coggin was born just south of London and now lives in England's capital. He has been a professional writer on world soccer for over nine years and a regular in Premier League grounds since turning 16. Read more
There are soccer fans all around the world dreaming of experiencing a live Premier League match.
Unfortunately, the clubs sell their tickets out quickly, which has opened a huge market for scammers selling over-priced or even fake tickets to unaware fans. To avoid being tricked by ticket touts, here are the easiest and most secure ways to getting your pass to some live Premier League action.
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By visiting your club’s website you can book your tickets online, or by telephone. You can choose to either collect your tickets on the day of the match or have them sent to your home address.
In addition to tickets for individual matches you can get a season ticket to secure yourself entry to all of your team’s matches. All types of tickets are in high demand and hundreds of fans are on waiting lists every year, hoping to get their hands on tickets.
Most Premier League clubs also offer VIP packages for every match, giving the most dedicated fans a chance to come as close as possible to the pitch, as well as guided tours around the stadium, dinner and drinks and meet and greet time with the players.
All clubs offer tickets with reduced prices for seniors and juniors, and it is also possible to get group deals and family packs for larger groups of people buying tickets together.
All the Premier League stadiums are all-seater stadiums, and there are a few things to consider when deciding where
to buy your seat. You can choose to sit in the big supporter areas where some of the most dedicated fans will be located, chanting and cheering in your team’s jerseys. You can also get seats in more quiet areas, which might be ideal for families with children.
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Soccer enthusiasts traveling from abroad are often easy targets for touts trying to sell tickets for highly inflated prices. Premier League and Visit Britain are working together in order to make it safer for tourists to secure genuine match tickets.
If you make your purchase through Visit Britain’s website you are sure to get hold of official tickets for standard rates.
There are also several travel agencies and holiday specialists who sell packages including flights, hotel and tickets to Premier League matches .
Travel agent Thomas Cook offers deals starting at $200 for this season’s matches at thomascooksport.com .
Many websites have been black listed after several reports from customers claiming to have purchased forged tickets or having never received their tickets after making their payment. Fans who show up to Premier League matches with fake tickets risk being refused entry.
The usual signs of unauthorized ticket web sites are heavily inflated prices, no exact location for the tickets and tickets being on sale several months before the match day.
Ticket touts also tend to be located outside the stadiums before the matches and can easily trick desperate soccer fans to pay hundreds of dollars for tickets.
To be sure you are getting official and legitimate match tickets it is recommended to double check the ticket website or company with Premier League or your club before confirming your order.
All authorized ticket sellers are listed at premierleague.com .Source: worldsoccer.about.com