It’s nice to get the VIP treatment every once in a while. If you’re a football fan what could be better than getting the best seats, having your own private box and meeting the players? But how do you go about bagging those coveted VIP passes? Well, here are a few suggestions:
Look out for online/radio competitions
Radio stations frequently run competitions to win VIP tickets to football matches. You can either choose to listen to a local radio station, like XFM, or pick a national broadcast like Radio 5 Live and keep your ears peeled. Check the sports sections of the major newspapers both on- and offline. In July, for instance, The Guardian we’re giving a chance to win VIP executive-box tickets to see the 2013 Emirates Cup which was contested by Arsenal, Galatasary, Porto and Napoli at the Emirates Stadium. Certain websites, like Grosvenor Casinos, give away exclusive VIP tickets to events as a new player bonus; it’s a great incentive to becoming a member of their Casino VIP section. Previous events have included the FA Cup Final and The Champions League Final.
Visit your team’s website
If you head on over to Manchester United’s website, for example, you will be able to see their comprehensive range of packages. Obviously, you’ll pay a pretty penny for the true VIP experience at Old Trafford, with packages ranging from around £100 to several hundreds. You do however get to meet players, have a four course meal, and a complimentary bar. With standard tickets being pricey enough for Premier League games, a VIP package can actually turn out to be good value for money, especially if you snap up the cheaper packages (which tend to sell out quickly.) If your team is playing away at a smaller club look at the home team’s packages which will undoubtedly be more economical.
Look for hospitality packages
Websites such as 5 Star Football Tickets and In The Black Events are great resources if you’re searching for good deals online. The former have early bird offers at discount rates like £55 for VIP tickets to the Champions League game between Manchester United and Bayer Leverkusen in mid-September. The latter is geared towards all sorts of hospitality packages but also has offers for Chelsea, Manchester United, and Manchester City. At the Etihad stadium the options range from the cheaper Citizens Suite to the extravagant Executive Boxes. If you book early enough, these sites can present real savings.