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Arsenal Match

I'm going to an Arsenal Match. Should I take the wife and kids? And what age is age appropriate? (I imagine it depends on which section you sit in, but all I know is I'm long-side, upper-deck.)

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1. Re: Arsenal Match

Don't worry. They need all the support they can get. Just so long as you don't suffer from agoraphobia.

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>> I'm going to an Arsenal Match. Should I take the wife and kids? <<

Are you sure? Do you have a ticket (they are hard to get)? If YOU have a ticket, what about the wife and kids? How are you going to get tickets for them, and would they be sat next to you?

You can't just show up outside the Emirates and expect to get in. Most Arsenal matches are sold out. You need to go to the Arsenal FC website and see if there are (any) tickets available for the match you have in mind.


And don't think about buying from touts/scalpers or on the "secondary"market. It's illegal to sell tickets for football matches that way.

Edited: 13 March 2013, 08:10
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If you already have the right number of tickets and are just wondering who to give them to, then by all means take the family. There are always plenty of kids at the matches. The language of the supporter's chants may be a bit fruity at times, but otherwise there's nothing to worry about. If you just have the one ticket and are planning on buying more for the family, don't assume that they will be sat next to you, as this can generally only be arranged if you buy the tickets in one go.

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Arsenal is not particularly rowdy unless it is against Tottenham or Manchester United. I wouldnt take kids who are very young as I think they will likely lose interest. The seats you have are the most expensive in the stadium.

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Arsenal and Chelsea offer stadium tours. Maybe those are better for kids

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Just be aware that not all football fans are Eton educated and can be prone to the occasional French. What I mean is, while the upper tiers are not as hardcore as the fans behind the goals, you should be prepared for some coarse language. Even at the Arsenal.

As indoshakespeare has suggested, a stadium tour would be better for young kids.

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