Top places to buy Premier League tickets

The Premier League is one of the most diverse leagues in the world, bringing millions of people together with a shared passion for football. If you’ve been dreaming of a future trip to the home of football, here’s how you can get closer to the action and buy tickets for Premier League matches!

1. Buy directly from the club

Liverpool Football Club, Liverpool FC. The Anfield Football stadium. View over the pitch and the spectator seating. Credit to VisitBritain/ Rod Edwards

When you’re ready to plan a football-inspired trip, you should always buy tickets directly from Premier League clubs. Most clubs categorise matches, so look out for lower grade matches, where availability is usually higher for first-time fans.

Premier League matches are always popular — some higher profile fixtures, like derbies, may require a club membership. Becoming a member is affordable as a one-off purchase, and provides benefits like priority access to tickets.

You can purchase tickets as a member or buy remaining seats on general sale after priority sales. These can be bought securely from official club websites or ticket offices, in person or over the phone. Check the website for announcements of when tickets for a fixture will go on sale — once you know, be ready to order tickets as quickly as possible.

There is little that compares to the energy of match day. If you’re planning a future football pilgrimage you can look forward to fan-focused bars close to stadiums, trips to club shops and museums dedicated to local teams. Although different for every city and team, the much-loved Arsenal pre-match pub, The Gunners, the Liverpool Story and Trophy exhibition, and the goodies available at Manchester City’s shop, are just a taste of what’s on offer in and around the stadiums on game day.

2. Buy hospitality packages directly from the club

Hospitality packages offer an unforgettable day out and are usually available on general sale. They include match tickets as well as a number of great extras, ranging from food and drink to car parking, match programmes and souvenir gifts. A range of these packages are available from English Premier League clubs, not least of all at Old Trafford. Here, Manchester United fans can look forward to a VIP experience, which offers the chance to watch the match from some of the most coveted seats, alongside luxury dining in exclusive suites, gift bags and entertainment. To be in with a chance of snapping up a package, you’re encouraged to register your interest in advance.

3. Buy stadium tours through the VisitBritain Shop

A sea of red seats at Manchester United's ground, Old Trafford. Credit to VisitBritain/Andrew Pickett

If you can’t get your hands on Premier League tickets, but would like to visit the home of some of the world’s most popular clubs, you can get tickets for major stadium tours at the VisitBritain shop. Walk in the footsteps of your heroes and prepare for an unforgettable experience. You’ll get the opportunity to see restricted areas of the stadiums, including dressing room tours, the chance to pace the dugouts and even walk along the player’s tunnel… Wembley even allows you to lift the cup!

Check out Stadium Tours at the VisitBritain shop


Looking for more ways to enjoy the beautiful game on a future trip? We’ve got you covered. You can experience the excitement, meet the locals and cheer your team on in one of these brilliant British sports pubs.


Restrictions on travel to and around Britain are in place due to Covid-19. You are encouraged to always check individual websites for the latest information, as details are subject to change.

14 Jun 2021(last updated)

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