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another football ticket question

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another football ticket question

I will try to be specific. Going to be in London 21 Oct - 23 Oct and 26 Oct - 29 Oct. The games I am looking at are QPR vs Everton and Arsenal vs QPR or possibly Millwall vs Birmingham. I have checked the QPR club site but the tickets aren't listed yet. When is it likely that ticket for these games will go on general sale?

Is it likely that I would be able to get these tickets or do these matchups tend to sell out quickly or to club members only?

Thanks in advance for your input

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1. Re: another football ticket question

most tickets go on sale 30 days prior to the game for general purchase. most clubs hold some seats for general purchase - for example Arsenal generally holds 5000 gen'l purchase tickets for sale. that said, once they go on sale, they go quickly. some clubs require a generic membership (arsenal does - their Red level) to be able to buy these tickets. My gut says Arsenal QPR would be the hardest to get tix for, while Millwall B'ham would be the easiest. Loftus road is only 18,000 seats - so still relatively limited.

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I would say that Millwall v Birmingham would be a bit rich for a casual fan's blood, to be honest. Not the friendliest environment.

Arsenal v QPR might be your best bet. (corporate tickets?) Probably pricey, but the Emirates is a lovely stadium. You will need to check the club website for tickets.

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I've been through this a couple of times, with varied results. I was in Row One near midfield on Saturday for Fulham v Norwich and will attend a Chelsea game on Wednesday night. I signed up online for a generic free "membership" with each club, as well as one or two others.

I was able to order tickets about a week before my Aug 16 departure and receive them by mail. I was unable to get Arsenal tickets in this same time period.

If you want a little more certainty, you can pay to be an "international" member of a club instead. That greatly increases your chance of getting a seat. I seem to remember the cost is about $30 to $40. If you will visit London more than once in a season, it might be worth the extra investment to up your odds of seeing a match.

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Agree with the comment above that Millwall wouldn't be a club I'd go and watch due to their hardcore fans and atmosphere. Try the others although Arsenal are always difficult to see.

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thanks for all of the feedback. Ideally I would like to go to the QPR v Everton game as that fits best into our schedule. I was thinking the Millwall game would be a fallback in case I couldn't get an EPL game, but probably not now. I will continue to monitor the QPR and Arsenal websites and hope for the best.

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Have a look at www.arsenalamerica.com They specialise in getting tickets for Arsenal games for American visitors. I understand they have been useful for visitors in the past.

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7. Re: another football ticket question

Arsenal and Chelsea will play in the European Champions' League on 23 or 24 October. After the draw on 30 August we'll know if they are playing in London or abroad.

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If you can't make it to QPR v. Everton I would definitely go to Millwall v. Birmingham. I went to the New Den two seasons ago to see Millwall and it was a great experience. I purchased the tickets on line, then picked them up at the ground on the day of the game. Even though its not an EPL game its certainly not lacking in atmosphere.

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