DirectAsia Group has recently been announced as the Official Partner of the Leicester City Football Club for the 2016/17 season. As big fans of Leicester City, it is a huge honour for us to be one of their Official Partners. Once the underdog of the English Premier League (EPL), they were able to overcome all odds and take the much coveted championship. Leicester City’s remarkable story has certainly been an inspiration to all of us here in DirectAsia. So much so that we decided to list down the best travel destinations to catch your favourite EPL football clubs in action.
1. Old Trafford – Manchester United F.C. (Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Manchester, UK)
Home to the one of the biggest football clubs in the world, Old Trafford is an essential destination for fans of Manchester United. Not only will you have VIP access to the home of one of the most renowned clubs in the world, but fans will also learn about the stadium’s colourful history in the stadium museum. Aside from the official tour of the stadium, there is also a huge megastore for fans to buy official merchandise. Anything from shirts to keychains are available here so fans would definitely enjoy shopping here.
2. King Power Stadium – Leicester City F.C. (Filbert Way, Leicester, UK)
The King Power Stadium is home to the Foxes or the Leicester City Football Club. As the 2015/16 Champions of the English Premier League, this is a must visit for those who want to go behind the scenes on one of the most beloved clubs in the English League. The King Power Stadium offers fans stadium tours that give them VIP access to behind the scenes areas around the stadium. There is also an official shop where fans can buy kits and other memorabilia. Plus, it is also the location of the upcoming Premier League match of Leicester City and Manchester City in 10 December 2016.
3. Anfield – Liverpool F.C. (Anfield Road, Liverpool, UK)
Liverpool’s Anfield stadium is an excellent destination for fans of the Mighty Reds. Much like Old Trafford and King Power Stadium, there are tours available that super fans will definitely appreciate and enjoy. With the brand new redeveloped Main Stand, fans are in for a real treat when watching football games. The Liverpool FC Story interactive museum is also accessible to visitors of the stadium if fans want to learn more about the Club’s evolution.
4. Emirates Stadium – Arsenal F.C. (75 Drayton Park, London, UK)
The Emirates Stadium is one of the newest and most accessible stadiums on this list. Located in London, this stadium is a fitting detour if you ever find yourself in the UK capital. Not only does it host football matches but there are also concerts and other sporting events you can enjoy in the stadium. You can learn a lot about the Arsenal’s proud history in the group or private tours as well as the museum located in the stadium.
5. Stamford Bridge – Chelsea F.C. (Fulham Road, London, UK)
For Chelsea fans, a visit to the Stamford Bridge is not to be missed. The stadium offers fans a variety of guided tours based on budget and preference. Fans can choose between stadium tours, platinum tours, members-only tours, and ex-player tours. Ex-player tours are conducted by previous Chelsea players. Since these tours are limited, do check their official website to find out more about available schedules and players. Do check out the museum situated in the stadium as well as the megastore for fan merchandise.
To have a truly unforgettable football holiday, try to schedule your trip around important home games so you can catch a game or two. Don’t forget to purchase match day tickets to secure your seat.
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