Who is top of the Premier League when it comes to football hospitality experiences?
With Arsenal playing so well this season, it might not be until April that Manchester City have the Premier League title sewn up – but this is all just a distraction away from the real competition this season: which stadium has the best hospitality packages in the Premier League?
In all seriousness, times have changed and these days hospitality packages are absolutely vital to the income of Premier League clubs. It’s not just a case of a free beer and a packet of (prawn) sandwiches in your seat – it’s serious business. In this article, we are going to be taking a look at some of the best Premier League hospitality tickets available to illustrate what extensive and diverse options there are at some of the biggest clubs in the country.
Manchester United Hospitality Packages – Old Trafford
Unsurprisingly, Manchester United were slightly ahead of the game when it came to Premier League hospitality. They saw the opportunity for extra revenue in the 90s, when they were the most famous team in the world.
They have a wide range of packages, but our favourite is the Red Cafe, which includes seating in the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand, as well as drinks and food in a large suite with plenty of other fans. There is a complimentary bar, and you can go for some post match snacks as well. It’s a fun, relaxed package which you can enjoy before you watch some of the best teams in the world compete in the UEFA Champions League…or UEFA Europa League.
The one drawback Manchester United have at Old Trafford is that, as they were one of the first to start providing hospitality packages, some of their facilities can seem a little dated now compared to some of the newer stadiums. That’s not to say they don’t have some quality options though.
Manchester City Hospitality Packages – Etihad Stadium
Down the road at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City have a slight advantage over their neighbours off the pitch as well as on it. Built in 2003, the stadium was able to incorporate plenty of space for hospitality packages, and since now they actually have fans that want to watch them, this space has really come into its own.
Our advice: if you’re going to do it, do it properly with the Tunnel Club. Its one of the most unique and exhilarating experiences in football, as the lounge has a direct view on to the entrance tunnel to the pitch. You can watch the players warm up, chat to each other and eventually walk out for the game, getting up close and personal to Premier League stars in a way very few people can.. You also get the full VIP service – Champagne and Canape reception, five course fine-dining meal, complimentary bar and executive padded heated seats for the game. These packages are available for all matches, from the Carabao Cup to the Champions League, and they are the ultimate way to watch football. It comes at a high price, mind (just like Manchester City’s success)
Chelsea FC Hospitality Packages – Stamford Bridge
Chelsea had a similar rise to relevance in the early part of this century, as they dominated the Premier League under Jose Mourinho. They haven’t quite hit those heights for a little while now, but season upon season, Stamford Bridge remains one of the biggest draws in the country – and they have hospitality to match.
We love their Under The Bridge package – it strikes the perfect balance between an ‘authentic’ matchday experience, and that little extra that hospitality offers. In the sports lounge, you can watch a Q&A with a former Chelsea legend pre-match, while enjoying the complimentary bar and the casual dining options. It’s almost like an evening out in itself, but then you get great seats to watch the football. It’s quite reasonably priced as well.
Liverpool Hospitality Tickets – Anfield
While Liverpool’s recent struggles on the pitch are in no way utterly hilarious for fans of other teams, one area that they can take a lot of pride in is their hospitality options. With their new stand nearing completion, this is only going to get better and better as well.
Our pick of the current bunch is the Premier Club. You get access to two suites, an extensive buffet, half-time tea and coffee and padded seats for the match in the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand. The club has pitched this just right – you experience a great atmosphere, while also eating and drinking in luxury. Games against Manchester City, Man United or Everton usually get the best atmosphere at Liverpool.
Arsenal Hospitality Tickets – The Emirates Stadium
This is right up there when it comes to Premier League hospitality – and now they seem to finally have a team to match the quality around the stadium! Arsenal spent an awful lot of money building their new stadium, and we can reap the benefits of that by sampling these fantastic hospitality packages.
One of their cheapest options is the Club Level hospitality Arsenal package – but it is one of our favourites. On top of the premium seating in the ground, you get VIP entrance access, a complimentary drink at half time and full access to the huge range of bars, restaurants and lounges within the stadium. There is so much choice – we loved it even before Arsenal pulled themselves together this season.
Tottenham Hotspur Hospitality – The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Spurs are a funny club – they have somehow wangled their way into the ‘elite’ clubs in the Premier League without actually winning so much as a League Cup for over a decade. Be that as it may, they now have a stadium that, quite frankly, is one of the best in the world.
As you probably expect, they have hospitality packages to match. Try the Premium Experience – a luxury padded seat in the Premium Experience tier, so you can literally look down on everyone else. An unlimited light food buffet pre-match with sweet treats at half time and full time, and a complimentary half time drink, with lovely modern facilities that don’t detract from the pre-match atmosphere. These tickets are incredibly popular, so be sure to book early.
Okay, so we’re cheating a bit here as you can’t actually watch Premier League football at Wembley, but we thought we’d include it to provide you with more options – perhaps for the Carabao Cup or FA Cup finals? Often the best way of ensuring your seat for a final is by purchasing Wembley hospitality tickets.
We love the Bobby Moore Club package: you get a premium seat behind the dugouts, a superb three course meal and a complimentary bar. Plus a complimentary program and gift. It’s one of our favourite official football hospitality packages in the country.
Get in Touch…
If you are thinking about buying some football hospitality tickets to watch some of the action, whether it’s the UEFA Europa League, the Carabao Cup, FA Cup, Premier League or Champions League, hospitality is a great way to maximise your experience. All the stadiums listed above have some great facilities and packages to give you a day to remember, but we have to say that the north London stadiums – Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Wembley – are the standouts when it comes to Premier League hospitality packages.
As we said, though, you can’t go wrong with any of these. If you would like to book your football hospitality tickets today, contact us now.