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 for the 2019/20 season, fixture lists are readily available to view online.
When it comes to finding Arsenal tickets online, Seatsbay.com is our favourite online ticket exchange company, combining excellent availability with a sleek and simple user experience. Working with leading suppliers across Europe, the website has a direct connection with the continent’s top sports teams, as well as with leading travel agencies. Tickets are typically shipped 3 to 4 days before the event – and sometimes far in advance of that – to any address in the country of the event, and you can also arrange pick up from locations around London, such as the hotel where you’re staying, on the day of the game. Another plus point is that Seatsbay.com guarantee that pairs of tickets bought together will be allocated adjacent seats, ensuring you’ll always be sitting next to your companion. As for pricing, as a secondary marketing company, the price is determined by supply and demand, meaning that tickets for the more prestigious games can often be far above face value. However, when we searched for Arsenal tickets, we found plenty of affordable options, including tickets for Arsenal vs Bournemouth starting at just £70.
An online operator for over a decade, livefootballtickets.com is an interactive platform for ticket exchanges for major football clubs across the world. Those selling tickets via the website are both independent sellers and official vendors, with livefootballtickets.com taking a 10% commission from each transaction to cover their ticket delivery costs. During our searches for Arsenal games for the rest of the 2019/20 season, tickets were available for all remaining home fixtures, with tickets starting at £66 for less prestigious games such as Arsenal vs Bournemouth in early October. The website also has a dedicated 24/7 Live Chat & customer support service, and you can also track delivery. In terms of an insurance policy, they also offer a 150% money-back guarantee should you fail to receive your tickets or if there’s an issue at the gates.
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 £26 and £95.50 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.