Arsenal matchday experience and what hospitality is on offer?
The atmosphere at Arsenal home matches has long been a bit of a joke amongst football supporters, hasn’t it? They don’t seem to have been able to shake off ‘Library’ as a nickname for their old ground, Highbury. But things are starting to change again at the club – Arsenal FC are no longer the laughingstock of the ‘Big 6’, on and off the pitch.
At the time of writing, Arsenal are sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League, with the most exciting young manager (Mikel Arteta) in charge of a team of exciting young players. While this might not last (who knows when you might be reading this!) you can start to feel the buzz on matchdays at Emirates Stadium – the excitement, belief and anticipation is back amongst Arsenal fans, and the atmosphere is getting better and better every week.
We thought we would hop on the Arsenal bandwagon and dedicate this piece to what different matchday experiences are on offer, with a particular focus on Arsenal hospitality packages and ticket options for premium match seats located around the ground at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal Hospitality Tickets
There are so many options when it comes to Arsenal hospitality tickets, and most will be available for all matches from League Cup fixtures to Premier League and Europa league matches. Let’s take a look:
Academy Hospitality Package
This is the most casual of the Arsenal hospitality packages at the Emirates Stadium. You can buy tickets individually, so no need for a huge group to join you, and you’ll mix with a lot of fellow fans as you dine before kick off. They give you food vouchers which you can cash in at the many ‘Club Level’ concession stands, as well as three complimentary drinks pre-match, and another at half time. The beer is great too, with Camden Town Brewery supplying the bars.
Club Arsenal Hospitality
The Club Arsenal package is one of our favourite hospitality packages in English football. It is a true VIP experience. You’ll get premium seats in a shared executive box to watch the game, having been greeted with Champagne on arrival and seated at a private table for a three-course meal. Refreshments will be available both at half time and after the match, with complimentary beers, wine and soft drinks available. It is perfect for groups of four or above, but you can buy individual tickets.
The next step up – you’ll get some of the best seats in the stadium directly outside The Avenell Club on Box Level, with a spectacular view of the pitch. But the key to this hospitality package is the food and drinks that are available for your entire day. A complimentary bar, which includes Champagne, and a grazing menu with locally sourced, seasonal food – not to mention a possible appearance from an Arsenal legend! This will be a day to remember.
Club Level VIP
We’re into serious VIP packages now… Club Level VIP tickets entitle you to a Champagne reception in the Directors’ Box with an Arsenal legend, a private booth in The Foundry restaurant for a three-course meal before the match and complimentary drinks throughout – plus a gift signed by an Arsenal legend. These packages are available in groups of four or eight.
The Heritage Hospitality package
Another one of our favourites. This isn’t just a football game with some food, this is one of the best hospitality experiences money can buy. The exclusive Club Level restaurant is the venue for your five-course meal (signature cocktail on arrival), and you are welcome to complimentary drinks (including Champagne) throughout the entire matchday. You and your guests will enjoy some fantastic food and drink, with premium Club Level seats for the match. An unforgettable experience.
Executive Box Hospitality packages
Available to fit 10, 12 or 15 people, these executive boxes are among the best in the Premier League. You get your own private balcony, from which you can watch the game, a luxury three-course meal before the match, a complimentary bar, and exclusive Arsenal gift for each of your guests, a dedicated host and an appearance from an Arsenal legend. If you are entertaining important clients or customers, this is a package that will WOW them.
These Arsenal hospitality packages are wonderful, but we appreciate that sometimes you just want to guarantee yourself match seats for a particular game, so there is another ticket-only package for you to consider.
Not to be confused with Club Arsenal hospitality tickets, the Club Level package grants you access to the Emirates Stadium, with excellent seats behind the goal, as well as full access to the exclusive Club Level bars, restaurants and lounges. Plus a free drink at half time! This is perfect for that authentic fan experience, but with a little bit extra.
What price categories are the matches split into?
As with most clubs, Arsenal hospitality tickets are split into different categories depending on who they are playing. The different matches are split like this:
Highest priced games
Mid-range priced games
Lowest priced games
How to enhance your Arsenal matchday experience
One of the great things about going to the Emirates Stadium is the location. With so many tube stations a short walk from the ground (Arsenal, Finsbury Park, Highbury and Islington), it’s a trip that you can really make a day out of.
Our advice is to get to the area nice and early, and soak up some atmosphere in the pubs in Islington or Finsbury Park – you’ll get a nice mix of football fans and ‘normal’ people, which makes for a warm atmosphere, full of excitement and anticipation. There are some really nice bars and restaurants around there (try a pie and mash shop – you won’t regret it), so you can work your way to the ground sampling some great food and drink.
Don’t leave it too late to get there, though. Arsenal fans in particular will want to take a walk around the stadium to see the statues of Arsenal greats (Herbert Chapman, Tony ‘Twinkletoes’ Adams, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Ken Friar), and just generally mill about with thousands of other fans. When you head into the stadium, get to your seat early and take in the views of one of the great modern stadiums in world football.
From there it’s down to the players – watching players like Gabriel Jesus, Bukayo Saka, Martin Ødegaard and Emile Smith Rowe hoping to bring the good times back to Arsenal Football Club.
Try and get tickets to the North London Derby – the matches against Tottenham Hotspur have produced some of the best the Premier League has ever seen, and the atmosphere is always electric.
Get in Touch…Emirates Stadium
Arsenal are quickly reestablishing themselves as one of the elite clubs in the Premier League with one of the most exciting young teams to watch this season.
The best way to secure yourself tickets at the Emirates Stadium is through one of the many hospitality packages available. If you would like any more information, we would be more than happy to help you select the best package for you and your guests – get in touch with us today.