Established in 1886, Arsenal Football Club is one of England’s oldest and most successful sporting institutions, having won 13 league titles and a record 13 FA Cups. The club plays its matches at Emirates Stadium in north London, which can accommodate over 60,000 spectators. While Londoners still make up the majority of the crowd, Arsenal also enjoys a truly global appeal and a large number of tourists regularly come to attend matches and soak up the unique atmosphere of English football.
An exterior shot of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium in North London (Photo: DSanchez17 via Flickr)
The season traditionally runs from August to May, with matches taking place throughout these months, including the December festive period. Arsenal play 19 Premier League fixtures at the Emirates each season as well as a handful of cup matches too. Games are typically played on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays), but there are often midweek fixtures as well. To check dates for upcoming matches, fixture lists are readily available to view online.
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Matches at Emirates Stadium are always in high demand and it’s usually necessary to be a club member in order to apply for Premier League tickets. In fact, for the most high profile games, general sale tickets are simply never available. However, that doesn’t necessarily rule out the possibility of getting a ticket. We’ve done some research and outlined some of the best options available below.
As demand is so high for most games, Arsenal tickets do not often go on general sale and so the best way to get hold of them through the official channels is by becoming a club member – though this is probably only worth it if you plan to attend games regularly. Silver Membership is priced at £59 and allows you to purchase tickets (subject to availability) up to three months prior to a home game, while Red Membership costs £29 and allows you to buy tickets around a month before a game. Tickets can be bought via the official website once you’ve logged in with your membership details. Games are divided into Category A, B or C, depending on their importance, with the cheapest seats for a Category C game priced at £31 and £85.50 for a Category A game. Another benefit of membership is the chance to purchase tickets that are returned for sale by Season Ticket Holders through the club’s official Ticket Exchange. If you don’t want to pay for an annual membership, then one other option is a Hospitality package, which can also be purchased online, and offers a lavish match-day experience including champagne on arrival, a gourmet meal and premium seats.
While Arsenal themselves run a ticket resale system, Ticketbis perform the same service via their own online platform which allows users to buy and sell tickets for sports and other entertainment events – often at the very last minute. However, whereas the club always resells tickets at face value, those who put tickets up for sale on Ticketbis can set whatever price they wish. The downside of this is that tickets for high profile games are often expensive due to demand, but the upside is that for less prestigious games you can often get a pretty good deal. For example, tickets for the opening Premier League match at Emirates Stadium of the 2017/18 season are currently available from £82, which is only slightly above face value. However, be aware that Ticketbis do charge a commission from each party involved in a ticket exchange.
They may be better known for their no-frills European package holidays, but Thomas Cook also have a dedicated division that combines hotel accommodation with official hospitality tickets for premier sports events. For matches at Emirates Stadium, Thomas Cook Sport have partnered with a number of upscale London hotels that are just a quick bus or tube ride away from the ground, such as the 5-star Hilton on Park Lane and the 4-star Melia White House. Once at the stadium, guests get the full treatment including champagne on arrival, a pre-match three-court buffet, a premium ticket in an executive box and even a chance to meet an Arsenal legend. Prices start at £589 per person for 1 night’s accommodation and a match-day hospitality ticket.