I recently got a bonus from my company and want to fly to England for a weekend to watch some soccer. It would be great to go to a big game, however I know getting my hands on tickets can be really tricky. What would be a way to achieve this?

Specifically I'm a Liverpool fan, but I'd appreciate general advice...

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    This may be off topic, but I'm not sure where else to ask it. I believe it's not unusual to travel to a place just for a sporting event. Dec 7, 2011 at 23:35
  • Unfortunatelly, I also think this is off-topic. Your question is not related to travelling to the event, but to purchasing tickets for it. If you were to ask, for example, how to secure transportation to a place that is known to be hosting a big event, that might make a good question. Dec 7, 2011 at 23:39
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    I think this could be allowed, because travelling for sporting events is something travellers do, and finding EPL tickets is going to be hard for a foreign resident. Perhaps it could be rephrased though to ask 'How can a foreign visitor watch an EPL game...' instead of 'Where can I buy...' Dec 7, 2011 at 23:56
  • Agree. As it stands it's off topic (as per faq), but could be reworded. Otherwise we'll have to allow 'where can I buy a ski pass / ticket to the Opera. Currently it's basically a shopping question, which we try to avoid. I'm going to take the liberty to reword it as per Ankur's suggestion, and then Kevin, if you can let us know if you're ok with the resulting question. Cheers.
    – Mark Mayo
    Dec 8, 2011 at 5:31
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    There are, in fact, travel agents who specialise in this market, so I'd say it's definitely on topic.
    – TRiG
    Mar 3, 2012 at 23:02

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Go for eticketing.co.uk.

Tried to buy ticket from ManUtd website and it redirects to eticketing.co.uk This website allows you to view the seat location and if there is no available seats, it can notify you if there is more seat available.enter image description here

Note that you should arrive early in the stadium since usually they separate the tribune for the home and visiting team.


I'd suggest someone like The Fanatics, who a group of us expats used to buy tickets. They tend to follow the Fulham games, but if you time it right for when Fulham is playing Liverpool, you could be in ;)

Otherwise Ticketmaster is another option for events of all types, including the football, although possibly you'll need a UK address to have them posted to. The Fanatics were great as we booked through the website, and just met their group at the gate, and all sat together - with really great seats too!

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