Each year we travel to Europe and the United Kingdom to visit friends and family. With this we try to pack as many exciting and entertaining things to do as possible. Most years we travel in the Summer but recently we have decided to go in Winter to enjoy the cold weather. The reason we are writing this article is to give readers the options we have discovered when it comes to visiting the number one sport in England, football.
With our family being crazy Liverpool and Manchester United fans (not both) we always try to go an visit a game, whether at Anfield stadium or Old Trafford. Whilst we expect ticket prices to be high, we have often scored great deals on prices.
Buying sports kits can be expensive however there are some shops in central Liverpool and Manchester which can be much cheaper than the official shops. Sports Direct in the Arndale center offers discount shirts and football kits which we definitely recommend for visitors. Prices can be seen online.
As a rule of thumb, we budget around $150 (£120GBP) per ticket for a game. Sometimes this is much lower and sometimes this is slightly higher. For the major matches in the League then the prices are so high we watch at home with the family.
Ticket prices for midweek games are much cheaper than those on a Saturday and often there are better seats available. For those fans that want the VIP seats then midweek is highly recommended.
Tickets for Liverpool FC tend to be higher than those for Manchester United with tickets in the world famous KOP hard to come by. If you live in the United Kingdom then advise from other websites is to get a membership for all family members. We intend to do this next year as the price is over $25 each person.
When comparing ticket prices on Safe Ticket Compare then look out for the hospitality options which offer good value in comparison to normal tickets. See the Liverpool fc tickets page and Manchester United fixture list to check the latest prices for the games.
Going to a football match is an expensive trip for the family, with this we would expect a family of 4 to pay no more less than $800 (£550) on match tickets alone for a game of medium importance. Add this with the cost of shirts and merchandise this will be way over $1000 (£700). Inside the stadium, the cost of drinks and food is reasonable compared to any other stadium in the US or UK.