Get behind the scenes of the top Premier League football clubs in 2019 for an unforgettable footballing experience. Discover what it’s like for the top players on a match day as they prepare for games and obtain exclusive access to otherwise restricted areas. If you want to get behind the scenes of the biggest clubs, these are the tours and experiences for you.
Manchester United – Old Trafford Stadium Tour
Nicknamed the ‘Theatre of Dreams’, Manchester United’s OId Trafford Stadium is one of Britain’s most famous clubs. Take a tour of the stadium and walk down the tunnel towards the hallowed turf, take your seat in the players’ dugout or sit in your favourite stars’ seat in the dressing room before enjoying exclusive access to the VIP rooms and press room. From May 2019, a new Treble exhibition will celebrate the exploits of the historic 1999 season, while visitors can commemorate their visit to the stadium with a personalised certificate. You can also tour Old Trafford in the company of iconic players on selected dates throughout the year.
Manchester City – Etihad Stadium Tour
See the state-of-the-art Etihad Stadium in all its glory as part of a comprehensive tour of Manchester City’s home stadium. Follow in the footsteps of stars such as Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany, explore the rooms where they make their pre-match preparations, and sit in the press room where Pep Guardiola delivers his post-match verdicts to the media. Expert guides will lead you around the stadium, providing unique insights and stories that help to bring every part of it to life. There’s also the option for an extended stadium and city football academy tour, which takes in not only the stadium, but the First Team, Women’s and Development Squad facilities too – giving you an exclusive look at the elite level training pitches where your favourite players hone their skills.
In Manchester – The National Football Museum
No visit to Manchester would be complete without a visit to the National Football Museum. Discover the history of football through impressive displays, interactive games, photography and a wealth of different exhibitions running throughout 2019 which detail every aspect of the beautiful game. Find out how the role of fans has changed over the years, look into the footballing archives and discover what makes certain tournaments and competitions so special.
Liverpool – Anfield Stadium Tour
Venture behind the scenes at Liverpool’s iconic Anfield Stadium, where you can walk down the players’ tunnel, reach out and touch the infamous ‘This is Anfield sign’, and enjoy sensational views of the pitch and the city from the top of the Main Stand. The Liverpool Stadium Tour includes multimedia handsets, enabling fans to explore at their own pace, and an interactive press conference with a tour guide, which means you can immerse yourself in the excitement of match day. Sit back and relax in the manager’s seat in the home dugout and finish the tour in the stadium’s famous Kop end.
Chelsea – Stamford Bridge Stadium Tour
Enjoy a behind the scenes look at Stamford Bridge with a Chelsea Stadium Tour and gain access to areas that are usually reserved for players and officials. Take in the home and away changing rooms, step out of the players’ tunnel and feel at home in one of the comfortable dug-out seats before exploring the museum, which details the history of Chelsea since the club’s formation in 1905. Alternatively, look out for the Legends Tour in 2019, where you can be guided round the stadium by players from past years, giving you an inimitable opportunity to ask questions, pose for photographs and find out more about their playing days.
Arsenal – Emirates Stadium Tour
Watch never-before-seen footage and listen in as your favourite players describe their match day experiences as part of a tour of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium. As well as access to the media facilities and Directors’ Box, the Head Coach’s Office and the player’s tunnel, fans can also get pitch side to experience what it’s like to step out on to the green turf. A state-of-the-art handset accompanies the tour, providing insight that you won’t find anywhere else. Like other clubs, there’s also an opportunity to join a Legends Tour on selected days throughout the year, when famous players from bygone times lead you around and discuss their past glories.