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Tips For Watching Soccer In England 

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England is the home of soccer (or football as it’s known there). That’s why the English supporters proudly sing ‘Football’s Coming Home’ every time they play in a competition. So, if you’re thinking about a pilgrimage to watch soccer, here are 5 tips. 

When to See English Soccer

You can watch games nearly every day of the week. On Saturdays and Sundays, you have the Premier League, which is watched all over the world. In midweek, there are matches in lower divisions. In addition, there are semi-finals and finals from the FA Cup, a knockout competition where almost 800 teams participate at all levels.

There are stadiums for both spectators and TV viewers all over England. The most famous English soccer stadiums are Anfield in Liverpool, Old Trafford in Manchester, Stamford Bridge in London, Emirates Stadium, the home of Arsenal FC, White Hart Lane where Tottenham Hotspur plays, or the City of Manchester Stadium. There are also many smaller clubs with great history. However, some of them struggle to stay afloat. You can learn more here about the struggles of lower league clubs.

Which English Soccer Game to See

The best English soccer players ply their trade in the Premier League, so if you can, watch them play. This league has 20 clubs and is shown all over the world. Liverpool or Manchester United are two of the most famous teams and have a long history of success. This could be a good place to start.

Getting Tickets to English Soccer Games

This is the most difficult thing about going to an English soccer game. It’s easy to get a ticket for a football match, but it takes time and some luck. The best way to do it is through a travel agent or a package tour deal. They will have planned trips that include tickets for games like Liverpool vs Everton or Manchester United vs Manchester City – two hotly contested local rivalries. 

Best Seats at an English Soccer Game

You’ll find good seats at most stadiums, but the best place to watch an English soccer game is behind one of the goals. That way, you won’t miss any action. In some English stadiums, the stands are very close to the pitch, while in others, they’re further away. That can make a difference when it comes to seeing free kicks from the edge of the penalty area or a header.

Before and After the Game

Arriving at the stadium is a key moment. It’s usually easy to see the waiting buses and players entering the place where they will play or train before a game. Outside most stadiums, both teams’ supporters hang banners and scarves on fences and railings. It’s also possible to find souvenirs like hats or caps. If you can, don’t miss the chance to try some of the snacks that are sold outside, such as hot dogs and pies. You might also want to head down to the local pub and enjoy a few pints before and after the game.