How to buy Arsenal tickets at face value.

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Don't give the touts and scalpers your money. Get face value Arsenal tickets.

The current rising success of the English Premier League seems to be unstoppable. It is widely renowned as the most attractive league in the world, and it is without doubt the most profitable. Earnings from tv deals (the latest lasts for another 4 years), Champions League success and sponsorship deals have seen revenues increase as never before. Couple this with the new influx of ownership from mega wealthy overseas businessmen with their unlimited cash resources, and this gives an indication that any form of downturn is distinctly unlikely.

Latest attendance figures show that the fans are pouring through the turnstiles as never before and the leading clubs are selling out week after week. In fact, since Arsenal moved from their old Highbury home to the brand new Emirates Stadium, which has a capacity of 60,432, there has not been a single premiership league game for which the club have failed to sell every single ticket. Not only have they sold out for every such game, but they have achieved this without having to resort to putting tickets on sale to the general public.

All very well for the club and it’s season ticket holders and members, but not so good for the average working class Arsenal fan or foreign visitor hoping to catch a game. This may well be music to the ears of the ticket touts or scalpers (as they are known in the United States), for they are making vast sums of money. You only have to visit a couple of the ticketing agency sites to comprehend the cash these guys are pulling in. For an example, I’ve just visited an agency website and they are asking £170 for a ticket for the forthcoming Arsenal v Tottenham game. The face value for this is actually £55 which leaves them with a nice little profit of over £100 for just one ticket, and believe me that is nothing compared to when Manchester United or Chelsea are the visitors. Have a look for yourselves, you’ll be surprised.

The thing that bothers me is the fact that the young kids, who are the game’s lifeblood are not going to get a chance to see their team unless they settle for watching the game on the TV, for which they will have to pay (which is another story all together). Arsenal’s traditional grass roots support is typically tough working class north London, and these fans are being driven away to make way for what are now commonly known as Johnny come lately types

Anyway, enough of the facts and figures drivel, let’s get down to business. If you want to watch the Arsenal, then you have two or three options. Go to Arsenal.com and sign up to become a Red Member. This will set you back £36 for a season, and you will receive a membership card and a very attractive gift pack from the club as a bonus. This card will allow you the chance to buy a ticket for every single league game at the Emirates. It works like this. Platinum and Gold card members get first chance to attend the game. Then two months before the game, Sliver card holders get their pick, and finally one month before, you will get your option. Arsenal guarantee that a certain percentage are held back for Red members. Biggest problem using this method is the fact that for the big games you have to be very quick with your booking, and usually there are only the most expensive tickets left. What I tend to do is for a game against say Manchester United, then I let the game sell out. Once the game is sold out, then the club will allow season ticket holders who cannot attend, to sell their tickets on the site for face value, (it’s called ticket exchange). If you are patient, and have the time to constantly check availability, then trust me you will pick up cheap tickets for the top games. I have had tickets for both Chelsea and Manchester United at £50 a time using this method.(Tickets have now gone up in price, so the £50 tickets which I bought, would now be £62). When you book your ticket online, your card is activated, and this allows it to open the turnstile on the day of the game. If you can’t be bothered with all this, then you can just take a chance on match day and stand outside the booking office about an hour before the kick off, and hope someone has a spare to offload, although the chances of a cheap ticket for a top game this way are pretty slim. You could also try one of the pubs where the core grass roots type fans drink before the game, and hope someone can help you out, but again, unlikely for a big game. Also try joining one of the ‘old school type’ fans forums, although the users can be a suspicious tight knit crowd, once you have gained their trust and contributed good content to the forum, they will be willing to help you out.

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ryankett 7 years ago

Good read this, amazed that Arsenal sell out the Emirates each game... just goes to show just how much Arsene Wenger has done at Arsenal. Dont get me wrong you are well overdue a trophy, and im sure they have a great boardroom, but none of that would have been possible without the loyalty of a great manager. Look at Spurs, they are chopping and changing managers all the time, spend shit loads of money every time.... hasn't got them anywhere. Redknapp will be gone soon too, he hasn't got a shred of loyalty in him, never has.


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Skinhead 69 7 years ago from England Author

Thanks for commenting Ryan. I agree whole heartedly with what you say about Arsene Wenger, but regarding being overdue a trophy? I'm old enough to remember going 17 years without one, so I think I can hang on a bit longer !!!! I'm a great fan of your football and money making hubs by the way.


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05Jamie 6 years ago from Scotland

Nice Hub how do you think the season is going this year for Arsenal think they could win it however I feel a good large physical prescence could take them to the next level whether it be in midfeild or Defence. Have a look and comment on my hubs if you like

Thanks Jamie.


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Skinhead 69 6 years ago from England Author

I think it's going much better than expected, Jamie. If we hadn't thrown away so many silly points we would be in a very strong position. Agree with you about a large physical presence though, but with our reluctance to splash the cash I can't see anyone coming in. Having said that, I'm happy to sacrifice success for long term financial security, especially in the current economic climate. As I've said previously, I'm old enough to remember the barren years. I like your fitness hub by the way, I'll be keeping a close eye on your progress.


Arsenal Football Fan 6 years ago

Handy hints. So easy to get scalped for Arsenal tickets.


FootyRef 6 years ago

My fiancée and I are coming to Europe for our honeymoon next April and will be in London on 4/16 when Arsenal play Liverpool. Any chance I would be able to get tickets for a decent price?


sell tickets online  5 years ago

Great hub with full of information.


arsenalthailand 5 years ago

How could I possibly get a ticket for arsenal and sunderland on March 5th. I have a plan to attend Chelsea vs ManU with my hospitality ticket, but I also want to see arsenal game. The ticket is currently sold out, please advice me.


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Skinhead 69 5 years ago from England Author

arsenalthailand, if you are a Red Member you can get them off the Ticket Exchange now for face value. At the moment, only expensive ones are available, but try again about a week before the game and there will be lots of the £34 tickets about. If you are not a Red Member just ask around in the local pubs on match day, or stand outside the ticket office about 30 mins before the kick off, and there will be people sellimg them


Rob B 5 years ago

My wife and I (from NYC) will be going to London in mid May. I planned our trip around that time because of the weather and its Arsenal's last home game of the year (2nd to last game) in EPL against Aston Villa. I didn't realize how hard it was to score tix. I don't feel like springing the 30 pounds each for a member. I also found out that same day is the FA cup finals. I understand that if Arsenal is in the FA Cup or if they are still in contention with 2 games left to win the EPL then its going to be a tough tix whether at Emirates or Wembley. However in the unlikely event that Arsenal is not in FA Cup finals and they are mathmatically eliminated from EPL crown is it safe to say I can walk up to Emirates and score a couple of face value tix from a scalper? Much appreciated


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Skinhead 69 5 years ago from England Author

Hey Rob, in the unlikely event that Arsenal is not in FA Cup finals and they are mathmatically eliminated from EPL crown then it is quite likely that you could pick up a couple of tickets this way for face value. Only problem could be that they might need a win to secure 2nd place, which would rule out the chance of cheap tickets. Best that we keep our eye on the situation and discuss it nearer the time.


Sebastian  5 years ago

Hello

I'm looking for two tickets on 02.04.2011 Arsenal Blackburn.It's very important for me because it will be present:)

It's any chance to buy this tickets?


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Skinhead 69 5 years ago from England Author

Hi Sebastian, the game takes place at 17:30 and is being shown live on ESPN TV. Therefore there should be tickets available for face value. If you are not a Red Member, follow my advice, and wait around outside the ticket office, and you will find people willing to sell tickets for face value or thereabouts.


Max 5 years ago

Hi, would greatly appraciate your advise on my chances for obtaining tickets for Liverpool game on april 16. I am traveling from Canada and will be in London for this weekend. Do you think I would be able to get tickets from touts for reasonable amount like 100 pounds? My other option is to book tickets to West Ham - Aston Villa game which are available at the face value from the West Ham site, instead of risking with Arsenal last minute tickets. Another question - what is the risk of being sold fake tickets from touts and how can I protect myself? Thanks a lot!


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Skinhead 69 5 years ago from England Author

As of this morning 28th March, Blackburn tickets on sale to Red Members via Ticket Exchange for £34.


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Skinhead 69 5 years ago from England Author

Max, if you stand outside the Arsenal ticket office on the day of the match and try to buy tickets, then the chances of buying a fake are virtually zero. It is just not worth it for the crooks to produce fakes for this match. Bearing in mind that the match will be shown live on TV, then I am confident that you will get tickets for £100. Stand outside the ticket office and refuse to pay more than £100 even if you have to wait untill a few minutes before kick off.


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Skinhead 69 5 years ago from England Author

Tickets for the Liverpool game currently on sale to Red Members at £63.50 posted 16:00 on 27/03/11.


Max 5 years ago

Great!

Dear Skinhead 69 thank you very much for your prompt response!

It seems that even if I buy Red memberships for me and my teenage son - I will not be able to buy tickets for this game, since there is one month waiting period?

In this case I will just go with your suggestion and try to get tickets before the game for 100 pounds!

Thank you very much again for your advice!

Max


Max 5 years ago

Dear Skinhead 69!

Actualy I just went ahead and bought Red membership for me and my son, but it appears that there are no tickets available on Exchange for this game. I assume that if I keep checking back some tickets could come up for sale again?

Am i right, or my chances to get tickets now are slim?


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Skinhead 69 5 years ago from England Author

Hi Max, yes, keeping checking the site regularly, and more tickets will become available on the Exchange. Yesterday (Sunday) there were none, but a few appeared today, although these have now gone. Just keep checking, there will be more available between now and the game. Let me know if you are successful.


Nurball_89 5 years ago

Dear Skinhead 69!

I'd like to go to Arsenal-Blackbur match with my friend, however, there is no need to buy Red Membership as it is the final stage of the season, and seems there is tiny chance to get two tickets for face value. So, could you please, tell me if I have chances to get two tickets for reasonable prices waiting outside the ticket office?


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Skinhead 69 5 years ago from England Author

Nurball_89. You should be able to get tickets outside the ticket office for this game. You may have to pay a little more than face value, but not too much.


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Skinhead 69 5 years ago from England Author

1 Liverpool match Ticket face value £68.50 on the ticket site just become available 16:50 28/03/11 for Red Members.


Max 5 years ago

Dear Skinhead 69

I see some tickest popoing up

for 116 and 162, but they are in diferent ends

Since I want to get two seats together with my son,

my chances are smaller

Still I will try to catch something

Thanks again for your help and advise!

Max


Ken Kam 5 years ago

I am the supporter from HK, do you guys if I have chance to buy ticket within £100 for manchester united vs chelsea on 08 May. The official ticket is already sold out but I can't find other ways to get a cheaper tickets, pls help!!


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Skinhead 69 5 years ago from England Author

Ken, tickets have been selling on the ticket exchange this week for £65, but the exchange is now closed. If you are in London all you can do is try the other methods in my hub.


Allan Michaud 5 years ago

Good article, thank you. I have been in Cambodia for past decade and finally have the opportunity to bring my wife and 7 year old son to England in Sept. As a life long supporter of 42 years (70-71 being my first trip to Highbury) I am desperate to take my boy to a game and "indoctrinate" him. Seriously what's the chances of getting 3 tickets together by standing outside or thru the ticket exchange? We are looking at the Swansea and Bolton games although there is a potential Carling cup game in between these. Desperate in Phnom Penh


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Skinhead 69 5 years ago from England Author

Hi Allan, I think the Bolton game is your best bet as it's not such an attractive fixture, and I think you would most probably get 3 together through the ticket exchange. Don't forget as well as a potential Carling Cup game, there is also the possibility of a Champions League match sandwiched between the Swansea and Bolton fixtures. Keep us updated as to how you get on.


Allan Michaud 5 years ago

Thanks, is the situation the same for carling cup games, (season tickets sold thru ticket exch) i noticed in the past we have sold tickets cheap for some of these games to fill the stadium, guess it depends who we get really.


vassilis 5 years ago

I am also an Arsenal fun that I will be in London with my son for the Arsenal Liverpool game. Searching in the net I have found a guy that he promised to bring me tickets in my London hotel (I will pay him when we will meet). I don’t know the guy I found him through tixnet site that sells tickets. What do you think? Shall I trust him or not? The price is not cheep (130 GBP) per ticket. How I will recognize that the ticket is not a fake one? I called the Arsenal site and ask them what the price is if I become a red member but they didn’t have any idea to tell me. Please if someone can help me I will be grateful


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Skinhead 69 5 years ago from England Author

The Carling Cup tickets are normally plentiful, and the club generally reduce the prices even if the game is against another premier league team. The tickets normally go on general sale (which is the next lower category to Red Membership). You have to be a member to buy these, but membership is free.


vassilis 5 years ago

I am sorry but I am not talking about Carling Cup. I am talking about Premier League game. If someone becomes a red member and has the membership card the procedure is to “load” the card with a game? Because I have found someone to rent his card with the particular game loaded in. Do you have any idea if it works that way? Thank you in advance


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Skinhead 69 5 years ago from England Author

Vassillis, yes that would be ok. As you say, the game would already be loaded in. Unfortunately there would be no way of knowing if everything was genuine until you tried to use the card at the turndtile. I would imagine that it would be ok, but I suppose it is possible that the card is not loaded, and then you would not see the guy or your 130 GBP again. But as I say, I would imagine that it's a genuine deal.


vassilis 5 years ago

Everything was OK. Thank you very much for your info. The experience was fantastic althought the score was bad for Arsenal.


bobj 5 years ago

if i buy a ticket from someone by the box office or pub, how do in know if its not a fake?


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samtenabray 5 years ago from uk

This was a great read! I am Arsenal through and through so that enticed me to read this and I wasn't disappointed!


Massimo 4 years ago

Hello,

I am thinking to go to Arsenal-Manu game on 22th of January. How can I find a ticket for this game?


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Massimo, just try the methods that I have described in the hub. I have just bought a ticket for this game for face value (£66) by using a Red Membership on the Ticket Exchange. I've been checking the Aresenal Ticket Site for a few days and this one became available at 22:30 on January 5th.


gunner 4 years ago

Is there a good chance outside the stadium (at the ticket office?) to buy 2 tickets next to each other for Arsenal-Newcastle on 10th March? What would be the reasonable price and how early before the game should I come to the stadium?


Mikaela 4 years ago

Hi my boyfriend and I are visiting London in february and are looking to get arsenal tickets for the arsenal vs Tottenham game. He is a red member but has not been able to get tickets. Do u know anyone willing to sell or have any info. Thank you for your help


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Gunner, it will be difficult to get two tickets together for the Newcastle game at a reasonable price by standing out side the ticket ofice. One is possible but two together are unlikely. Try asking on the Arsenal Tickets page on Facebook. Also, I have had a guy contact me who often has spare tickets because he cannot attend due to work commitments. He is reasonable with his prices but he wants paying by bank transfer and asks for a £20 deposit on each membership card which he refunds in full afterwards. He is genuine and I can vouch for him 100%. If you want his email address contact me via hubpages.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Mikaela, tickets for the Tottenham game are not available to red members until 26th January. If you can't get any, it's worth trying the guy who I mentioned in my last comment. If you want his details, contact me via hubpages.


Davide 4 years ago

Hi, nice reading.

I'm an Italian Arsenal Fan, and I'll be in London 14th of April with my fiancé, so I thought to buy tickets for Arsenal - Wigan, but online prices are impossible...

So...is it possible to buy tickets 2 tickets with one red membership, or do I need a red membership for me and one for my fiancé?

Thanks for the help in advance ;-)


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

I'm afraid you will need 2 memberships if you want two tickets. If you are only going to go to one game this season it's not worth buying memberships. For the Wigan game you should be able to buy two tickets together for about £40 or £45 each. Try the facebook 'Arsenal Tickets' page, or contact the guy I mentioned in the earlier post.


Abby 4 years ago

My boyfriend is a massive arsenal fan and coming to the uk from mid-feb to early march, I am so keen to get him a ticket to watch a match, but am struggling, suggestions....was thinking of joining him as a red member, do u get ur membership number straight away (hence can u buy a ticket straight away)???


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Abby, it will take about a week to ten days for your a Red Membership to be processed and sent out. At the moment, it will cost £36 to buy one. Unfortunately the only home games during mid February to early March are Tottenham and Milan, and they are both already sold out. It's possible that there could be an F.A.Cup game, but it depends on the result against Villa. If you buy a Red Membership then I think you would get a ticket for Tottenham via the ticket exchange, and it would cost from about £55 upwards plus the £36 membership, depending upon the price of the ticket which became available.


Gooner11 4 years ago

Thanks for the great tips! Would you know of any credible ticket websites to purchase tickets from. It doesn't matter if they're expensive, I just want my purchase to be legit. My friend purchased tickets through onlineticketexpress.com for $400 last year and they gave him tickets for the awayside which isn't what he paid for. Any suggestions, thanks!


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Gooner11 contact me direct me direct via hubpages and I'll give you a couple of good reliable contacts, one very reasonable for prices, the other has more availability but very expensive although very credible.


Gooner11 4 years ago

Great thanks! Much appreciated, just sent message!


shaw 4 years ago

Thanks for the really informative tips.

I'm looking for 2 side-by-side tickets for Arsenal v Blackburn on Feb 4th. As the price shown by a ticket agent is not very affordable (£125 each), I'd like to know about the possibility of buying such 2 tickets at around the box office at 1/2-1 hour before kick off. It would be greatly appreciated if you could let me know your idea about such possibility.

Thanks.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hi,there will be plenty of single tickets available for blackburn for not much more than face value, but 2 side by side will be more difficult. I'm guessing that you would probably get what you need for around £80 to £100 pounds each. Maybe a better option would be to try the 'Arsenal Tickets' page on facebook, or contact me direct via hubpages and I'll give you a mobile phone number of someone who could most probably get you a couple side by side for not much more than face value.


shaw 4 years ago

Many thanks!! Just dropped a message directly.


ArsenalLove 4 years ago

Hi.I was wondering if the price for a ticket stays the same for a red member whether you buy a ticket through the ticket exchange or otherwise?

Thanks


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Yes, the price will be exactly the same. For example, if you buy a lower tier ticket behind the goal for a category A game with a Red Membership it will cost you £51. If you get one in the same area via the ticket exchange with a Red Membership, it will also cost you £51.


Andi P. 4 years ago

...very good information! I will try as you recommend for the Aston Villa match on March 24th, my friend and I became Red Members only for this special visit to London. Here in Germany it is that easy to get tickets, you probabely can't imagine. And the prices are a lot lower to....

Regards from Berlin where poor Hertha is struggling to stay in Bundesliga....


Arsenal 4 years ago

Hi there - I would like to buy 2 red memberships for myself and a friend. If tickets are available, would it guarantee our seats being next to each other? Ive heard stories of how 1 red membership for 1 ticket - if this is true then woudnt we be sitting at different places because I'll be randomly buying my ticket with my membership and my friend doing the same! Please help confused - thanks.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, what you would do is sign on with your Red Membership and if there are tickets available then use the drop down menu and click on 2 (for two tickets), this then gives you the option of assigning the other ticket to your friends membership. You would have to enter his membership number and his name. This would activate both cards for that particular game and the seats would be next to each other. If the game is almost sold out and there are no seats together then you will get a message pop up telling you that. Hope this explains it. If you have any problems message me and I'll try and help.


Kevin 4 years ago

Hello,

I will be in London from the States in March and Arsenal will be playing Milan. I would love to attend this game with my cousin. In your opinion what are the best ways to get 2 tickets to this game? (stand out side the ticket office before kick off?) Any help would be greatly appreciated


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, yes that would be the best way. Get there early and have a walk up and down the road from the ticket office to the Arsenal tube station a few times and if your lucky there will be some available. Unfortunately the game is sold out so it won't be as easy as normal. A lot depends on the result of the first leg against Milan.


kmoss52 4 years ago

Thanks for the quick reply. Any idea how much tickets will cost? Would you happen to have any contacts I could reach out too to buy tickets from? I just want to make sure they are real tickets. Lastly are their any ticket touts offices near the Emirates or in London that sell tickets for a fair price?

Thanks again for your help


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Unfortunately the touts are going to be asking for about £200 a ticket, I can give you details of a genuine one, but I would wait until closer to the day of the game if I were you. Message me and I'll give you a few details.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

For what it's worth now that the tie is all but over, tickets for the Milan game are now available to Red Members.


Abdy 4 years ago

Hi, so do you think I can find the Milan game tix for cheaper now? And if so, how much do you think it'll cost for a good seat??


hatrik10 4 years ago

I am going to be in London on Easter Sunday. Against my better judgement I tried to do a transaction for an Arsenal-Man City ticket with an online ticket broker and my credit card company blocked the transaction. I'm glad they did as the company in question charged me $100 over the invoice quote and judging from further research, probably didn't have a ticket anyway. If I became a red member with the intention of just going to this game do you think it would be possible to pick up something on the exchange? The touts seem to be asking upwards of 170 pounds so the membership fee seems pretty reasonable if I could get a ticket at face value.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Abdy, there will be plenty of tickets available now. To be honest, because of the design of the stadium all seats are good. The tickets will range from £50 to £100. Just turn up at the stadium and you will have no problem obtaining one from outside the box office. For anyone with a Red Membership, the are numerous tickets available for £51 on the ticket exchange.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hatrik10, yes if you became a Red Member you would certainly be able to pick up a ticket on the exchange, and I agree with you that it would work out to be more reasonable than to deal with a tout.


Nicholas 4 years ago

Hi, I'd like to double check on one thing. If I go to the stadium itself on the match day and buy a ticket at face value there from someone, does that mean I'll need to use his/her card in order to get in the stadium?


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, there are a few paper tickets for games, in which case you wouldn't need someones card in order to get into the stadium. But in the vast majority of cases there would be no paper ticket and the membership card would be loaded and you would need it in order to gain entrance. In this case it is the usual procedure to pay an extra £20 which acts as a deposit and this would be returned to you when you give the other person their membership card back


Nicholas 4 years ago

Alright. Thanks. So your recommendation for grabbing tickets at face values for face value is hanging around the office right? I'm looking for the Newcastle ones next week


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Yes, hang about outside the box office and walk up and down to the Arsenal Station and back, there will be a few tickets about. Also, inbetween then and now, go onto facebook on the Arsenal Tickets page and ask for some on there.


Nicholas 4 years ago

Alright, I'll try my luck. Much appreciated for the help!


jimmy 4 years ago

thanks for the great info...what do you think my chances are of getting a single ticket to the arsenal v qpr match on the 31st?


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

The match against QPR is an away match. QPR's ground is much smaller and the chance of getting a ticket for face value is very remote. The touts will be selling them, but at vastly inflated prices. You could ask around on the various internet forums or just turn up and hope for the best, but like I said, it would be pretty unlikely that you would get one.


Cherie 4 years ago

Hi, we're not from london, would u think we are still in time to join the red membership and get tickets for arsenal vs aston villa on the 24th? Are membership cards usually posted out or can we pick it up on match day?


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Cherie, membership cards are posted out, and the club advise that it could take up to 21 days to get them processed and delivered. Normally it does not take that long, however it wouldn't be guaranteed. At the moment the game against Aston Villa is on General Sale, which means you can open an account for free, and purchase paper tickets, which the club email to you, and you then print them off yourself. I don't know how many tickets you want, but at the moment you can buy up to 4 together in block 121 for £50 each, and as I say, you don't need a Red Membership.


alex 4 years ago

Hi, I'm visiting london in april with my family and we would like to watch the match vs man city. There are 5 of us, what would be the best way to buy tickets? And what would be the best way if we all wanted to be seated together?


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Alex, the best way to buy tickets for the Man City game is for all 5 people to become Red Members as soon as possible and wait for tickets to become available on the ticket exchange, BUT there is no way you will get 5 seats together this way. The chances of 5 together are so remote that the only chance really is to use one of the expensive ticket agencies.


alex 4 years ago

I see, are there any agencies you would recommend? I've been on a few sites but I'm not sure how to tell if they are legitimate or not. Thanks for the help.


hatrik 4 years ago

Alex, I recently bought a red membership so I could see the Man City game and got my ticket last night when the box office opened at 2am Pacific time. As I write this the Arsenal site still has seats available for red members. BE VERY VERY VERY CAREFUL going through the online touts. Start reading reviews for most of them and you will find a legion of ripped off fans. Seems like even if they do deliver tickets, you get what they give you, not necessarily what you ordered. I originally tried to go this route with a company that had a very prominent online presence and my credit card company blocked the transaction, "due to high levels of customer complaints" according to the customer service rep. In the course of our discussion I found out the company had tried to charge my card close to $100 more than they had quoted me when I booked the order. including the booking fee I paid Arsenal Football Club 140 pounds for one ticket in the upper tier at the midfield stripe. The touts are asking more than 200 pounds for seats behind the goal. My advice is to split the party up and make sure you see the game by going through official channels, as per Skinhead's good advice


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hi again Alex, as I write this it is possible to buy Red Memberships for 5 people and buy 5 tickets together for the Man City game in either block 121 or block 127. The face value of these tickets are £71 each. I don't know how long these will be available, but if I were you I'd go for it right now. If you are too late, then as hatrik said, split the party up, it would be safer and a lot cheaper. If you don't get sorted out, then let me know and I'll see if I can help.


hatrik 4 years ago

Skinhead, that's for this page. You saved my $100-200 and a lot of stress


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

No problem hatrick. Enjoy the game, we play like we have in the last three games and nobody can live with us.


eplfan60 4 years ago

I will be in London on April 21 as part of family of three and want to see an EPL game. Chelsea plays at Arsenal that night. I have read all your posts so it seems my options are 1. three red memberships trying to get three tickets together which might be hard to do, 2. get the contact information for the guy who sometimes has spare tickets or your two reliable contacts or 3. get tickets for the Fullham/Wigan game, least favorite option. I welcome your input. Thanks.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hi eplfan, first of all don't forget that the Arsenal v Chelsea game is a 12:45 kick off, it's not a night game. If it was me I would get 3 Red Memberships and try and book 3 tickets together as soon as they became available to Red Members. If there were not 3 seats together available then I would wait for the ticket exchange to open up and split the party up and take any 3 seats available. The contacts that I know have already been inundated with requests for this game so that's an unlikely avenue unfortunately. You could try one of the expensive ticket agencies, but I wouldn't personally pay their high prices.


bobzig 4 years ago

hey there! i will be in london next month. i am a red member and already purchased my ticket against man city. my buddy decided last minute to join me on my trip. he isn't a member but i added him into my network on the arsenal website. my question is can i get him assigned a ticket exchange ticket if he doesn't have a paid membership so he can attend also??


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

bobzig, I'm afraid that's not possible, your friend would need his own Red Membership in order for you to assign him a ticket on the ticket exchange.


upthearse 4 years ago

Hi, I'm looking to get 2 or 3 tickets for the Man City game on April 8th. I live in the US, and arrive in London around the end of March (I'd have a mailing address there). Is it too late for me to try to sign up for a red membership to use ticket exchange? If so, what alternatives might I have? Thanks a bunch.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

The club recommend that you allow 28 days for processing and delivery. Having said that, mine arrived within a week. Best thing is to go onto the Arsenal.com web site, get the contact details and ask them. Remember that you will need a red membership for each of the two or three tickets that you require. Email me via hubpages if you still have problems.


Asa 4 years ago

Skinhead69 Thanks for all this, me and my brother (who is coming over from sweden to visit) were just about to buy two tickets for the chelsea game online for 400 pounds. Aargh.

I have a question though, do you need to be a red member to be able to buy the exchange tickets on arsenals website? If you are willing to pay quite a lot for a ticket (once in a lifetime to see this game and so on..) are there any sites you know are trustworthy? Plus, if you go outside boxoffice this day one hour before will someone actually lend you their membership card and then take it back after the game? Thank you VERY much. In desperate need for help.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Yes you need to be a Red Member to buy a ticket on the ticket exchange on Arsenal's website. It's the general practice that if someone lends you a membership card then you give them a £20 deposit, which they will return to you when they get their card back. To be honest, I wouldn't trust any of the sites that sell tickets at the moment. I have heard too many bad stories.


Smithy14888 4 years ago

Hey Skinhead69,

I moved to London for work this year after graduating and I've been to the Stadium and local fan bars near by for the past few months which I've thoroughly enjoyed. My question is regarding 2 things...1) I was going to get a red membership so I could get tickets for some of the last 2/3 home games but I read you advise against this late in the season...does the membership not carry over to next season or does it run up to the date you purchased it on? 2) My father now wants to visit me as he has heard nothing but good things about the Emirates and has a soft spot for the club because of me but I'm unsure of how to get him a ticket if I get mine through Arsenal.com with a red membership? Your advice would be much very appreciated!


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Smithy, if you buy a red membership card now, it will only run until the end of this season. If you wanted to keep the card next season, you would have to pay another season's subscription on it. If you need any more help, email me directly via hubpages.


chimoshi 4 years ago

skinhead69--great info, i'm so glad i found you! i will be in london visiting from san diego at the end of april and want a ticket in the arsenal supporters section for the stoke match. it's sold out and i've read enough about online ticket sellers to just say no. i've worked out transportation, just need a ticket. your advice would be much appreciated!


RobinVP 4 years ago

Hi there just had one question you see red membership people do they get ticktes cheaper? because my mate selling me the AFC vs MCFC games tickets for 19 quid! im not sure what membership he's got but still it cant be that cheap surely?


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Chimoshi, all the tickets in the Arsenal section for the Stoke game have been sold. Best thing to do is to join the 'Arsenal Tickets' group on facebook (the one with about 3,000 members) and ask on there. There are always spares on there for away games.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

RobinVP, red membership people do not get tickets cheaper. 19 quid is the correct price for the AFC vs MCFC game, but it is a junior ticket, so you have to be 16 or under. When you go through the turnstile, a signal will be given and one of the stewards will check that you are a junior.


chimoshi 4 years ago

skinhead69--thanks for the info. i've asked to join the group on Facebook. What are the chances of getting a ticket on the train up to Stoke (I already have a train ticket!) or buying from someone at the stadium? I prefer to sit with Arsenal supporters but have also heard that Stoke's fans are really passionate about their football team that it really doesn't matter where I sit (and if it's in the middle of Stoke supporters, I'll be sure to tone myself down!).


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

chimoshi, yes that's what I would do. But you have to put yourself about a bit, you just have to keep wandering up and down the train asking. And then the same thing again at the ground. You sometimes get disillusioned, but it will work 99% of the time. I'm going to the Man City game on Sunday, I'll ask around if anyone has a spare for Stoke. Let me know your contact details via hubpages email, and if anyone has a spare I'll let you know.


Velarous 4 years ago

Hey guys, just stumbled upon this site.

I'll be visiting london from singapore in 2 weeks. Thought of going for arsenal v chelsea but i had no idea how to go about getting tickets and now they are all sold out.

Was wondering if anyone had spare or something. im willing to pay but not some over the top 150 pounds insane marked up ticket. that's like a quarter of my wages. cheers.


Chris 4 years ago

Hey, thanks for the great posts- they have been very helpful thus far.

A friend and I are going to be in London on the 5th for Arsenal's last home game against Norwich. What do you think is our best option for getting tickets? The guy at the box office suggested coming to the box office right when it opens on the day of the game to see if there are any unsold tickets. If that doesn't work then I will be praying to buy a ticket outside the box office at game time. Ideally we would want the tickets to be together, but seeing the game in different sections is better than not seeing the game at all. Could I contact you more directly? I will be sure to check out the Arsenal Tickets facebook page, but buying tickets from one of your reliable contacts would be awesome. From one gooner to another, thanks again.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Chris, yes you can contact me directly via hubpages email.


Gesine 4 years ago

Hi,

Thank you for this great site with many useful tips.

I hope you can help me, maybe even with a specific question.

I am from Germany and would like to give my husband a trip to London with Arsenal tickets, because he is a huge fan.

I would go with him to the game against Queens Park Rangers on 27/10/2012. We do not have a Red Membership and I am unsure whether this is worth it for a game.

How can I buy tickets early because I have to book flights and hotel. The cards that were sold by the agencies are just insanely expensive. Are there any retailers that sell professional but with fair prices?

I am very grateful for any advice.

Greetings from Germany


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Gesine, just bear in mind that the game might be changed from a 15:00 kick off on the 27/10/2012 if it is shown live on TV. Email me direct and I'll try and help.


enz 4 years ago

Hi,

I will be in london first week of August (I'm from Australia). I'm hoping to score tickets to arsenal v Sunderland. I am considering signing up as a red member to get tickets. Would this be my best chance of getting tickets?

Cheers


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hi,

Yes, this would be your best chance of getting tickets, but remember that you can only have one ticket per Red Membersip. Also, if you are going to join as a Red Member the you need to act quickly as it may take up to a Month to get your membership to you. I would suggest that you email the club and ask if you could pick it up when you get to London. Anything you are not sure about, email me direct.


Tan 4 years ago

Hi skinhead,

My wife and I will be in London from singapore on 29 sep and interested to catch the arsenal vs Chelsea match. Can you advise on how best to buy the match tickets? I would need 2 tickets together.

Thank you


Sahaab 4 years ago

Me and my family are going to London. How can I buy tickets without being a member?


Couby 4 years ago

Hi

First of all I would like to thank you. This article is fantastic. However I am in trouble and I need your help.

Because I found some guy on the internet he told me, that he has red membership and for 30 pounds fee he would buy me two tickets for another 80 pounds.

But he bought only one. So I desperetly looking for another one-Arsenal-Suderland (Because It is gift for my father and I already buy accomodation and air ticket from czech republic.)

So I want to ask you, do you think that I could get one ticket in the box offices a day before match? And please do you know how many days before the match are the tickets available in the box offices?


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Couby

Unfortunately the Sunderland game is a sell out and all the tickets have been snaped up. There will be none available at the Box Office, and the only ones that will come up for sale now wil be those on the ticket exchange. It's too late now to become a Red Member for this game so all you can do really is hope to find someone at the ground on match day with a spare ticket to sell.


Matt 4 years ago

Hi,

I am in london for a month.

From livefootballtickets.com i am about to buy tickets for arsenal vs sunderland. Would you trust that site?


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Matt, I have never used these people, but it looks like a well thought out site. The prices are about right, and they have been around for a while.


Henry 4 years ago

Hi SkinHead, i need a ticket Arsenal vs Chelsea 29th Sept, it is possible to get the ticket from Arsenal.com with front roll (1-32)...


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

If you get a Red Membership and follow the advice in the hub, I think it's pretty likely that you would get one if you are patient.


Henry 4 years ago

Thanks for ur info...can i briefly know what is the ticket price for this seat category if i purchase with Red Membership....


Leo 4 years ago

Hi SkinHead,

I will be in London on the 17th and 18th this month and I would like to watch the season opener on the 18th (Arsenal vs Sunderland). I don't have any membership with the club and I would like to know the possibility of getting a ticket when I get to London on the 17th and what would be the best way to do it. Also do I need a membership card to enter the stadium?

I am a lifelong Arsenal fan from Hong Kong and I really wish I can watch the game while I am there!

Thank you very much, your help is greatly appreciated! :D

Leo


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Henry, the cost of a ticket would be £62 plus approx £2 administration fees.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Leo, there will be a few tickets available outside the ground. Whoever has a spare will lend you a membership card and you return it to them after the game.


Leo 4 years ago

Thank you very much for your help Skinhead! :)


Kenny 4 years ago

Hi SkinHead, excellent article and responses!

Just a little confused.. I get that 2 people can buy one Red Membership each and then try to buy 2 tickets for a match that are side-by-side (if there are any available). However, can you do this on the Exchange as well, or are you only talking about box office tickets? And even for box office tickets, can you only do this online, or can you ring up with 2 membership numbers and ask for adjacent seats to any available match?

I don't know how the season tickets are assigned, but I can only presume that all season tickets are allocated seats, and so trying to find two seats for the same match that are next to each other from the Exchange is close to impossible..? Or is it quite common to find adjacent seats on the Exchange selling at face value..?

Your help would be most appreciated, thanks in advance!


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Kenny, first of all, you can either buy tickets online or phone up to book box office seats. With ticket exchange you have to do it online. Also with ticket exchange, it is still possible to get tickets side by side. For example, maybe a father and son have season tickets together but are unable to attend. For the big games it requires a lot more patience and a lot of time sitting at the computer waiting for two together to become available.


Kenny 4 years ago

Thanks for the super fast reply :-)

That's good to know... just wondering though, can you guess roughly how many "non-popular" games will have seats side-by-side available in a season..? It's OK to buy memberships with my partner but if we're only going to get 1-2 games a season despite hammering the box office every week, then it doesn't feel worth it! And we're talking about the non-Utd-City-Chelsea-Spurs games, the so-called C class games, which I've heard still sell out very fast..

Final q: from your experience, is it quite easy to go with individual tickets and then once through the turnstiles, swap with people who have worse seats in order to be sitting side-by-side..? Or are people usually unwilling to budge from their allocated seats (or is security very tough)?

Thanks so much again for your help!


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Kenny, I'm sticking my neck out a bit now, but I would say that at some point all the C class games will have side by side tickets available. If you are not quick enough to get them when they first go on sale, then you will get them on ticket exchange. I just tried on ticket exchange and waited 20 mins and two side by side came up for Sunderland at £34.50 each.

As for swopping tickets, although security is very tight regarding general behaviour etc, swopping tickets is overlooked. Some people sitting alone often agree to swap.


Kenny 4 years ago

You're a legend mate, thanks so much again for the information. We'll get straight to buying the membership and look forward to a great season!


AK 4 years ago

So you think it's possible to get side by side tickets for tomorrow's game from be it the ticket office or nearby pubs?


leo 4 years ago

Hi Skinhead,

I am going to try and get a ticket around the ticket office tomorrow (Arsenal vs sunderland), how much do you think is a reasonable price for a ticket?

Also how will I be able to tell the ticket is not a fake?

Many thanks!

Leo


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

AK it's a bit late for side by side tickets for tomorrows game, but I would try outside the box office. There will be a few touts asking for silly money but be patient and try and get two for face value or thereabouts.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Leo, maximum face value for tomorrow is £50, so I would think £35 to £50 is reasonable. Also, the tickets on offer around the box office area will not be fakes, it wouldn't be worth the risk of trying to sell a fake for this game, the punishment would be too severe if the culprit was caught.


Josh 4 years ago

Hey mate

I have tickets for the game... Arsenal vs Sunderland.. Thing is I ain't a member.. I'm a guest of a member and the member has given me his card to take.. He said to tell them I am a guest and he gave he it to me. No problems will occur right??


Question 4 years ago

Hi, how can one get an arsenal ticket at the upcoming liverpool vs arsenal ... At the away sectio. (where arsenal fans) sit.??


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

To get tickets for the away games you have to join the away members scheme. For every away game you then attend, you earn credits. The biger the away game such as Man Utd, the more credits you need. I just turn up on the day and ask around for spare tickets and hope for the best, mostly I'm lucky but not always. Also keep your eye on various Arsenal fans forums for any spares.


andrew 4 years ago

if you are a Red Member, can you buy multiple tickets for the same game with one membership? Meaning 2 tickets that are next to each other


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Andrew, I'm afraid you are only entitled to buy one ticket per game for each Red Membership you have. Therefore if you need two tickets for any game, then you will need two Red Memberships unfortunately.


goonertillidie 4 years ago

Hi Skinhead, where abouts could i get tickets from for the home game on the 15th against sunderland. i am having major problems finding them. thanks


goonertillidie 4 years ago

sorry i meant southampton @ home brother


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

If you are not a Red Member then just hang around near the box office on matchday. Put yourself about a bit, make it clear that you need a ticket. Also try the Arsenal Tickets page on facebook.


goonertillidie 4 years ago

Thanks skinhead i appreciate it.


Frimpong26 4 years ago

When's the best time of the day or best day of the week to check the ticket exchange? Or is it simply a case of constantly checking??


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Best time is between about 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Even then you have to be prepared to sit at the computer constantly checking, but it does bring results.


Or Razim 4 years ago

Hi Skinhead,

Me and my friend are from israel and we want to go to a football match in London, we curruntly aiming for the Arsenal - QPR game in October, but we just cant seem to find tickets in a reasonable price. We afraid to take the risk and fly to london without tickets "in our hands", and just relay on the tickets we may found outside the stadium. What do you think we can do?

thank you,

Or


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Try @arsenal_tickets on twitter, or have a look on the Arsenal Tickets page on Facebbok.


farmermacca 4 years ago

Hi Skinhead. i am a red member, can i buy 2 tickets and give one to my partner who is not a member? sure i read somewhere that only the member can get into stadium, non-members even if they have a ticket cannot? is this so?

Regards...


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

farmermacca

You don't actually buy a ticket. You just get the game loaded onto your Red Membership Card and swipe it at the turnstile. So you would need two memberships for two people.


EMILIE 4 years ago

Hi,

I'm french and i'm looking for 2 tickets for Arsenal-QPR game on october.

If i buy 2 red memberships this week end, I could buy tickets the 27/09/2012? or it's too short?.

(sorry about my english).

Regards,

Emilie


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Emile, I am going to the game today, I'll find out for you. Email me via hubpages and I'll let you know.


Nik 4 years ago

Anyone has 2 tickets for today's game. Would like to take my daughter and only today in London? Thanks for any info and help


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Sorry Nik, I'd already left for the game.


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Ramli Mohd Kassim 4 years ago

Hi,

Singaporean Gooner here. I have already confirmed the flight tickets to London and hope to catch the match against Swansea on 1st December with my wife and 6 year old daughter. Any chance to get 3 tickets, or even 1?


Milena 4 years ago

Hey Skinhead,

A little outside the main discussion topic here, but your post is proving incredibly useful so i thought you might be able to help..

i'm about to meet someone from Craigslist to buys (very overpriced) Chelsea - Man U tickets for my dad and brother who are visiting the UK on the 28th October. any tips for what i need to look out for to make sure they are real tickets? I was even thinking of taking my computer and making the guy log into his chelsea account to prove that he's bought them :)

My worry was the following: chelsea only release 1 ticket per member in the first week of sales, and then additional 2 in the second week, and this guys already had a post on craigslist midday on monday which was the first day of multi ticket sales..

it's not too late to back away though, so any tips much appreciated!

many thanks,

Milena


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Milena

That's a tricky one, if they are fake then it will be hard to tell because they wil be that good. Most touts are asking about £200 each at the moment for that game, so if they are a lot less than that I'd be suspicious, and if they are a lot more than that, I'd back out and look elsewhere. Get someone else to contact him and offer him less money, and if he accepts, then something is wrong. Also, you could insist on going to his home to pick the tickets up.


anaikin 4 years ago

Hello all,

Anybody interested for 2 tix (Arsenal - Olympiacos) ?

50£ each. We can meet at the stadium this saturay after the game.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Anaikin, what is the face value of these tickets?


k80 4 years ago

Hi Skinhead,

I'm writing to you out of a bit of desperation, as my boyfriend's birthday is coming up very soon and I would love to get him 2 paper tickets to the QPR game on the 27th Oct. I have read your post above, and had no luck with any method - and I would prefer not to sign up as a red member myself - all I want is 2 paper tickets, seated together.

If you have any advice at all, I would be so appreciative! I'm afraid I am only a clueless girlfriend, who knows that tickets to the Emirates would make his day (and probably his year). Thank you :)

k80


k80 4 years ago

oops, I forgot to be clear in my above post that he is a dedicated lifelong Arsenal supporter, and I picked the QPR game because of the date (he's definitely not a QPR fan!!) Cheers, k80


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

k80,

It is not really possible for you to obtain two paper tickets at a reasonable price as they are so scarce. Your best chance is to sign up to the Arsenal Tickets page on Facebook and ask to borrow two Red Memberships on there. Failing that, try @arsenal_tickets on twitter, nearer to the day of the match. If you are desperate for two paper tickets together then your only option really is to use a ticket agency, but you would have to pay a very high price I'm afraid.


joel wootten 4 years ago

Any tickets for tonites game?


jj5578 4 years ago

Hi. I can see you are good at giving advice for home tickets but was hoping you could advise me. My sister and brother in law are coming over in March to visit us here in Wales ( I am american). Just found out brother in law supports Arsenal, and Arsenal are at Swansea on March 16, while they are here. Since I don't follow football at all I was wondering how difficult is it to get tickets? I have read Swansea don't sell seats in the away section on the day. It's too late to join Arsenal club for away tickets and I don't really want to spend £25 x 4 to get membership to Swansea to buy 4 tickets @ £45 each that wouldn't be next to each other. Anyway, I am a little leery of getting tickets in the home sections if he supports Arsenal. I am hoping that the fact that Wales are at home against England on same day in last match of 6 Nations might make it easier, but was hoping for any advice. If I have to I would consider getting tickets for just the 2 of them. Thanks


Mark Owen 4 years ago

Are you serious about tickets almost always being available on the exchange, even for category A matches?

I'm a red member and prefer lower tier seats, but have found that the lower seats are almost always sold out by the time the red sale starts, so I usually end up having to get upper tier seats.

For higher demand matches, would it be stupid to hold out for lower seats via the exchange, or should I just cut my losses and get upper tier seats while they last.

And what's the best procedure for checking the exchange?

Should I check every few days, hours, minutes?

Thanks!


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Mark, I have never failed to get a ticket in the lower tier for any category A match. But I don't mind taking a single seat. If you want more than one seat and you want them together, then it's best to get upper tier tickets whilst they last. To get a Category A ticket in the lower tier, then you have to be prepared to spend an hour or more at the computer constantly checking the ticket exchange.


Mark Owen 4 years ago

Cheers mate.

For what its worth, I think its brilliant that you've been willing to advise so many people. (Especially since you've answered the same questions over and over and over!)


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks mate


Andrew 4 years ago

Hi skinhead, I am trying to get tickets for AFC v spurs, 17th November. They come out 17th October, and I have a red membership but want two tickets. Can you buy one ticket on sale then one ticket on ticket exchange on one membership? Also what time of day do tickets get put on sale for red members?


Andrew 4 years ago

Should I buy two ticket exchange tickets or one sale ticket and one exchange or try and get outside box office


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Andrew, you can only get one ticket per Red Membership. Best to wait for the ticket exchange. If you want two then you would have to either take out another Red Membership or take a chance outside the Box Office


Andrew 4 years ago

Thanks for the quick reply skinhead. I know tickets are on sale on 17th October for the spurs game, but is that bang on midnight or like 10am


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

It's not midnight, but I'm not sure if it's 9am or 10am. Either way, you want to log in well before the time because if you wait too long there will be a queue to log in and it can take over 30 mins. By the way, there are only 3,500 tickets left for the spurs game so you can bet your bottom dollar that they are all upper tier. If you want lower tier it's best to wait for the ticket exchange.


Andrew 4 years ago

Thanks. I don't mind really, I sat upper tier for Southampton game and it was great. Are you definitely sure I will get ticket exchange tickets if I wait and a lot every night say between 5-10 pm


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Yes you'll definitely get one off the exchange, I've never failed to yet.


Andrew 4 years ago

Ok, thanks for the great advice and quick reply


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Tickets for Tottenham game go on sale at 10am


Saya 4 years ago

Hello skinhead

is it possible that the tickets for the tottenham game aren't out yet for the red members?

greets

saya


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Saya

Apparently due to technical difficulties experienced on the Arsenal.com web site the Red Members sale for the Tottenham game will now take place on Thursday 18th October 2012 at 10am.


Saya 4 years ago

good, thank you very much. I'll give a try later


Andrew 4 years ago

Back again Skinhead for your godly advice, how often should I check on ticket exchange for tickets cos I have been refreshing once a minute for 2 hours, nothing.


Andrew 4 years ago

It's for the Spurs game


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

I go on it for about 15 mins at a time between about 6pm and maybe 9:30 pm. I have about 15 mins constantly refreshing it, and then take a break. It's too early for the Tottenham game to be honest. I won't start looking for about another 10 days yet. Anybody who is going to put their spare ticket on there has still got nearly a month to do so, so the majority of them won't be doing it yet.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

I just had a go to see what it's like on the first day, I went on about 8pm and after 20 mins one came up in Block 126 Upper Tier. I didn't take it, I'm going to hang on for a Lower Tier one.


Andrew 4 years ago

Ok, thanks again, as always, brilliant advice. I will be in touch


Andrew 4 years ago

I said I would be in touch, every time I click on a seat that appears, it says it is unavailable. Is that just because someone else has got the seat? I've seen 4 seats and they have gone literally straight away, I'm beginning to think I am being a bit too unlucky.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Yes, that's what can happen. Remember there are several other people doing the same as we are, and when a ticket comes up it's the person who clicks first that gets it. It is better to constantly refresh than to try every few minutes or so.


Andrew 4 years ago

Thanks, just started thinking I had a problem with my account.


DAVETHEGOONER 4 years ago

Hi Skinhead,

I am heading over on Saturday from Ireland for the QPR game. I would be willing to buy a Red membership as I see there are tickets available on the ticket exchange but i presume by the time the card gets delivered it would be too late. Some of your good advice would be much appreciated!! Also if i did get them through a friend who is a red member (ticket exchange) would i get two seated together as i will have my nephew with me.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Dave,

No it's too late to become a Red Member and get tickets for this game mate. If you have a friend then he would need two memberships i.e. one for you and one for your nephew. If he has two then although there is no guarantee that you would get two together, it is still possible.


DAVETHEGOONER 4 years ago

Hi Skinhead,

Thanks for the quick reply mate. I'm just curious if i did sign up for the red membership now the Membership Card would have to be posted to Ireland to me which would probably not make it before Saturday so if i did buy tickets on it i wouldn't physically have it to gain access to the ground. Thanks for your help!!


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Yes, I think mine took about 10 days but I think Arsenal quote that you should allow about 28 days or something silly like that, just to cover themselves I suppose.


Orazim 4 years ago

Hi Skinhead,

Thanks for all the helpful information! me and my friend will arrive to London tomorrow and we are hoping to attend the Arsenal - QPR match in some way, can you suggest us a way to get the tickets in a fair price (even if it's more then the face value). Maybe if we will go to the tickets stands near the stadium few days before the matchday and search for tickects we might find ?

Sorry for my English and thanks anyway!


Karen 4 years ago

Hi I would like 3 tickets for the feb stoke game for myself, my partner and step son who is arsenal mad and has just come through a serious illness. Living in the north we would have to pay rail travel and hotel and could not afford membership. My dream would be to give him tickets for Christmas, is this a possibility or should I think of a different gift. Thank you


Steffen 4 years ago

Hi Skinhead

Me and my girlfriend are heading from Copenhagen to London between christmas and new years eve and are looking for tickets to the match against Newcastle on the 29th December. I'm considering buying a membership to be able to get some tickets. Do I need a membership for both me and my girlfriend to get tickets or will I be able to buy two tickets with one membership - either directly from the club or via the ticket exchange?

Otherwise, we might try our luck outside the ticket office on match day. Do you think we will be able to get our hands on two tickets next to eachother that way?

Thanks for all your help!


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Orazim

You can try at the ticket stands but there is no point in going a few days before the matchday, it's better to wait until the day of the game. But be warned, there will be certain people (touts) asking for really high prices. Look out for genuine fans.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Steffen

You can only buy one ticket per Red Membership.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Karen

I'm afraid the only way that you are going to guarantee 3 together is to use a ticket agency, and that is going to cost at least £100 a ticket, maybe even more.


Arnie1969 4 years ago

Hi Skinhead,

Do you still have any contact with the guy you mentioned in the thread you could vouch for who often has spare tickets because he cannot attend due to work commitments? I think he wanted paying by bank transfer. I'd like to take my two boys to the Emirates just once this season and this sounds potentially a better option that taking out 3 red memberships. Any help / advice gratefully received.

Cheers, Graham


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Graham

Just email me direct via hubpages

and I'll try and sort out when he's working and see if it ties in with when you were thinking of going.

Cheers


Hannah 4 years ago

Hi where is the best places to sit and where do the away fans generally sit

thanks


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Hannah, the away fans sit in the Lower Tier of the Clock End (South Bank) in blocks 20, 21, 22, & 23 depending on how many tickets they have sold. The best places to sit are a matter of opinion, but there are no bad seats in the stadium. Best view is Upper Tier half way line, but these are the most expensive. I prefer the Lower Tier because it's a better atmosphere. Block 19 is good as it's next to the away fans. Blocks 7, 8, & 9 are also good, and like I said, it does not matter where you sit you will still have a great view.


Annamaria 4 years ago

When do general sales tickets usually go on sale, if they're available? Is it two weeks before the match? Also, what time do they go on sale? Trying to get tickets to the West Brom match on December 8th and it looks like as of now Arsenal still has tickets available for their members. So fingers crossed that they all don't get bought up within one week. I'm from the US and my dad, brother and I will be in London for that weekend and are dying to see an Arsenal match. If they're going up on general sale at 9am GMT on the 24th you can bet I will be at my computer 3:55am EST refreshing the page!


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Anamaria, I've just checked on the Arsenal website and there are only about 60 tickets left for the West Brom match, so it is highly unlikely that they will go on general sale. All you can do is keep checking the website to see if the they do make it.


Robi 4 years ago

Hi,

I'm from Croatia and i'm looking for 2 tickets for Arsenal-Newcastle game on december.(29.12)

Can You help me with tickets?

Regards,


Gunner 4 years ago

What is the price for a Arsenal - Man city at ticket exchange atm?


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Arsenal - Man City tickets are not available on the exchange yet, but when they are, they will be between £65 and £125 depending on where the seat is.


autumina4 4 years ago

Hi, I am looking for 2 tickets to watch the Arsenal - Liverpool game in January. I need two tickets. If I become a red member do I have a better chance of getting tickets at a lower price? Also could I buy two tickets with this membership? Is there any other ways of getting a ticket? It is for my 18th birthday and I already have my flights booked from Spain!! I dont want to be left without tickets!! Thanks!


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Yes you have a better chance of getting tickets at a lower price if you become a red member, but you need two memberships if you want two tickets for one game. You could also try the arsenal tickets facebook page or twitter, or one of the many ticket agencies.


Miryana 4 years ago

Hi! I want to buy my little brother tickets for the Arsenal - West Bromwich game on Saturday, Dec. 8. If I become a red member do I have any chance to get tickets at ticket exchange now and for what price approximately? Or is it too late? And do I need both people attending to be red members in order to be able to get tickets? Thank you so much for your help!


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Miryana

Yes if you become a Red Member now you can buy tickets for the West Brom game, but check with the box office that the membership cards will arrive in time as it's only 15 days to the day of the match. You'll need two cards if two people are attending. They can be in any name, it does not have to be the actual name of the person attending.


Miryana 4 years ago

Thank you for your quick reply, Skinhead. Is there any chance that there won't be any tickets available for the game after I buy a membership or that they will be overly expensive? Thanks so much, sorry to be asking a million questions.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Miryana

That's ok, no problem about the questions. As long as you get your membership cards before Thursday December 6th at the latest, you will still be able to get tickets for about £35 each (maybe less if you are lucky). Just make sure that the box office will be able to get memberships to you in time before you go and pay for them.


Chef 4 years ago

I'll be in London from the States for Christmas, and I'm planning on getting a ticket for West Ham at home on the 26th. Tickets go on sale around 9 or 10am you say, so would it benefit me to wake up at 5am Eastern time to secure a ticket?


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

If you are a Red Member, then it's not worth getting up to secure a ticket. Just wait until the match sells out and then get one off the ticket exchange.


Chef 4 years ago

thanks for the advice! and how do I secure two together as my mother wants to attend as well, she also has a red membership.


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Sorry, I didn't realise you wanted two, in that case your original idea is better. That is to get up early and try and get them as soon as they go on sale. You would be able to get two off the ticket exchange, but it would be difficult to get them together. Sometimes it's possible, but in your case it's probably not worth taking a chance.


Micah 4 years ago

Hi Skinhead

I'm going to visit London in march.

How do you think it will be possible to buy tickets in office?


Shadow 4 years ago

Hi skin head,i'm a crazy Arsenal fa living in Belgium.Iwant to visit London for the first time and my plan is to see Arsenal Newcastle on december 29 or Mancheser City jan 13 or even Liverpool jan 30.Please can you give what you are good in-u mean good advice of which among the 3 i stand a chace of getting a ticket???and if it's nesassary to become or member???thanks.....


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Shadow

Become a Red Member and you will get a ticket for any of those games off the ticket exchange. If you don't want to become a member, try the Arsenal Tickets page on Facebook or @arsenal_tickets on Twitter.


Shadow 4 years ago

Thanks a lot Skinhead!!!wil try to join...


Jamie 4 years ago

Hi Skinhead,

A quick question. How does the @arsenal_tickets scheme work? As I understand it, you need the card to scan through the turnstiles. So when someone is selling a spare via @arsenal_tickets, do they give you their card? If so, how do you get it back to them? If say, you picked up the tickets the day before and the seller wasn't going to be at the match.

...or have I got something wrong?

Cheers,

Jamie


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Jamie

Yes, the person who is selling the ticket will give you a membership card, and it is the general practice that you pay him an extra £20 or so which acts as a deposit. The £20 is returned to you when you give him the card back. If he is not at he game, then it is the normal thing to post it to him.


Jamie 4 years ago

Ah. That makes sense.

Cheers for the reply.

Jamie.


Rob 4 years ago

Hey Skinhead.

I want to go to Arsenal against Man City(13jan). What's your advice, shall I buy a red membership card and try to buy a ticket on 13dec when the sale is open for red members. But is there enough time to receive my red membership for 13Dec because it's now 6dec.

Can you also give a price indication for the tickets?

Greets Rob


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Rob

There is time to get a Red Membership. It won't arrive in time for the 13th Dec to allow you you to buy a ticket. But it will arrive in plenty of time to buy a ticket off the ticket exchange. This will be open until Thursday 10th January. Face value tickets for this game range from £63.65 (Lower Tier behind the goal) for the cheapest seat, to £125.15 for the most expensive (Upper Tier, halfway line).


Shadow 4 years ago

Hi Skinhead,

Following your advise i bought one red membership on the 29th of nov.and to my biggest surprise the card arrived Belgium unexpectedly in less than a week time.Now i'm just waiting for 13th december to try and buy a ticket if posible.Bu it looks like i'm not gonna be at home on the 13th of december but 14th,do you think i can still find some remaining tickets on the 13th december for Arsenal Man City game to be played on jan 13th?????


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Skinhead 69 4 years ago from England Author

Shadow

There will most likely be tickets available on the 14th, but even if there is not, you will still be able to get one on the ticket exchange. So either way you will still be able to buy a ticket for this game.


Shadow 3 years ago

Hai Skin head,

Your advice really worked out for me.I just arrived home from work today the 13th of december 2013 and i bought a ticket for Arsenal vs Man City very easier than expected.I qiuckly bought the ticket at £72.50 without even checking to see if there are cheaper tickets.In fact i'm very happy to have resereved for that fixture.An now Emirates here we come God willilng.....Thanks a lot Skin Head.....


Jake 3 years ago

Hi Skinhead,

I'm looking to buy my Dad and I tickets to the Arsenal v Liverpool game on the 30th of January at the Emirates as a surprise for his 50th Birthday present but am having real trouble getting a hold of tickets. If I was to become an Arsenal Red member would I need to get my dad to become a member as well? What is your advice? I am from Belfast so will be booking flights to get over as well and there fore really don't want to risk getting tickets on the day!

Any help would be much appreciated,

Cheers!

Jake


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Jake

Your Dad will need to become a member as well, so it's going to cost you at least £100 each. That's £36 membership and about £64 for a ticket, and it would be very difficult to get two together at that price. You'll probably have to go for the £74 tickets at least, if you want to sit together I'm afraid.


Alonzo 3 years ago

Hello

I live in California and we are planning to catch a couple of games the week of April. 27th, 2013. Should I even bother getting a red cardto try to get tickets vs. Manchester United or not a chance to get them? Also, what are the chances of this game getting moved to Sunday? How far in advance they come up with the final schedule for the weekend?


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Alonzo

Thanks for the question, I'm just going off to the game against Man City, I'll find out for you and reply tonight.


Alonzo 3 years ago

Hi Skinhead:

Do you have any suggestions on my question above?. Thank you in advance for taking the time!.

Regards

Alonzo


Azz_J 3 years ago

Yo,

Ive been going to games on my red membership for a few months now, while i find tickets relatively easy to get I do think they are over priced. Red member tickets are always in the upper tier behind the goal so they are the most expensive barring club level tickets. Why are ticket prices so expensive at the emirates? The city fans were complaining about £62 for a ticket when I paid £87.50 for mine!


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Alonzo

There is a very strong possibility that the game against Man Utd will be switched to a Sunday, and this should be clarified by Sky fairly soon. The best thing to do is to go to http://helpforum.sky.com/ and ask the question there and they should be able to advise you. As for the question will you be able to obtain tickets with Red Memberships, then the answer is a definite yes.


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Azz_j

I completely agree with you there, but what I do is to wait until the game is sold out and then buy my ticket off the ticket exchange. I paid £62 for a lower tier ticket for the Man City game.


Thomas90 3 years ago

Hi, tomorrow i want to try getting a ticket for the bayern game. at what time of the day tomorrow is it possible for a red member to buy tickets from arsenal.com?


Syed 3 years ago

Hi Thomas, do you any chance to get only 1 extra for the Bayern ticket?

Need 1 only..we can talk bout that if you are able to do that.

cheers, syed


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Thomas

Tickets go on sale tomorrow to Red Members at 10:00 British Standard Time.


Mark 3 years ago

Hello,

Great article. I am traveling from Canada to London in Feb and I'm hoping to get tickets to the Arsenal & Bayern game on the 19th. I've been searching and tickets are hard or very expensive to come by. I have a few questions about the ticket exchange, if I sign up for a red membership, would I be able to purchase 2 or 3 tickets or is it only limited to 1 per member? For a high calibre match like this, would there be many tickets available? I don't want to spend 36 pounds if there are very few tickets around and chances are very slim.

Thanks,

Mark


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Mark

Tickets are limited to one per Red Member I'm afraid, so if you wanted two or three, then you would need two or three Red Memberships. The game against Bayern Munich is already sold out, but there should be some tickets available on the ticket exchange nearer the day of the game.


Ben 3 years ago

Hi skinhead,

I'm hoping to watch the villa game on the 23rd of feb with my girlfriend. Obviously sitting next to eachother is vital. What's my best option for tickets? If we both sign up as red members can we book tickets immedietly (before we receive our membership cards)?. Also what's the deal with the "friends and family" deal, is it only a handfull of games that this applies to? Sorry for the bombardment of questions.. Great article!


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Ben

You'll have to wait until you receive Red Membership cards before you can book tickets. The friends and family deal only applies when the club are unable to sell all the tickets ( which seems to be happening more often these days). If you are only going to attend this game then it's probably not worth buying Red Memberships, as you should be able to pick up a couple of tickets on either facebook or twitter.


Eric 3 years ago

Hi skinhead! Great article. A lot of useful information.

I am planning to watch Arsenal vs Aston villa on feb 23. I am wondering if I can get gerenal sales tickets as I don't have a red membership.


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Eric

This is not a priority game, so I'm sure there will be general sale tickets at some point.


Brownman 3 years ago

Hey Skinhead, nice site, was planning to head to sunderland for the game this saturday, flying in en route to NYC so arsenal games are hard for me to come by! The official site says its sold out, i'm not a red member. Any suggestions? Looking for two tickets.

thank you for your help.


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Brownman

Two tickets are being advertised on this site at the moment, https://twitter.com/arsenal_tickets

Also check out, https://www.facebook.com/groups/2230322824/


C. Copperpot 3 years ago

Hey Skinhead, myself and two buddies are making the trip from the U.S. and are hoping to land three tickets for the Reading fixture on Mar 30. I use to be a Red member but didn't renew this year. The other two blokes aren't either. Do you think we have a chance of getting tickets on gameday or purchasing online via Arsenal through general sales a week or so prior? Any advice would be much appreciated.


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

C. Copperpot

The way things are at the moment, the game will go to general sale. Even the Liverpool game went to general sale for a while.


C. Copperpot 3 years ago

Skinhead, so general sale tickets are realeased two weeks prior (Mar 16th) correct? Can I purchase them online from Arsenal's boxoffice at that time or do I have to wait an hour before kickoff on gameday? Also, do we need to register on Arsenal.com anywhere in order to purchase that tickets? Thanks for your help. COYG!


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

If the game goes to general sale, which is looking a certainty at the moment, then the tickets will be available approximately 2 weeks before. You must register as a member to be able to buy them, but this is free. You can buy them as soon as they become available, you pay by credit card and the club will email you the tickets and you just print them off. Just keep an eye on the ticket section of Arsenal.com to see when they are available.


C. Copperpot 3 years ago

Very nice. Looks like I'm still in the system even though my Red membership is currenty out of date. I was able to go through the general sales purchasing process for next week's Blackburn fixture. I'll be sure to keep an eye out for the Reading ticket realease on Mar 16th (3:00am my time). Thanks a lot for your help!


Bill 3 years ago

Skinhead,

Unreal tutorial. A few questions. I am coming from the US for my honeymoon and want to go to the Arsenal v Man U game April 27th. I will need two tickets together. If you were in my situation would you buy two red memberships versus going through a tout? If you would buy memberships, how early do I need to purchase the memberships? And finally, why do they change the dates of these games? What are the odds it will be moved to Sunday and when will they make that announcement? Thank you!


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Bill

First of all, the game has already been switched to Sunday at 16:00. This is so it can be shown live on Sky Sports TV. If you want Red Memberships it's best to allow about 3 weeks when you apply. You are certain to get single seats with Red Memberships, but highly unlikely to get two together, so I'm afraid your best bet is the touts.


Pat 3 years ago

I'm looking for Bayern away tix in the Arsenal section. I'm coming from overseas and the touts are asking outrageous prices, any advice?!


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Pat

Even after the defeat in the first leg, tickets are really difficult to find. All I can suggest is https://twitter.com/arsenal_tickets or https://www.facebook.com/groups/2230322824/ but you have to check regularly and be quick if any come up. The general opinion is that if you go to Munich and ask around in the pubs where the Arsenal fans are drinking then you should find some spares, but it's a risk.


Rick 3 years ago

Hi Skinhead. I'm down for three season tickets. Postponned the chance to buy them last year on job worries but I now have to buy them this summer if offered or I'm off the list. Is really expensive though so I would have to recoup some money by selling some. Does the ticket exchange come into play for most games or just a few? Thanks R


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Rick,

The ticket exchange has come into play for every game so far this season, and I'm pretty sure that it has also come into play for every other game since it's conception. Another alternative is to buy the season tickets and then rent them out for a season.


Rick 3 years ago

Thanks Skinhead. Seems like I can recoup a bit then, which will make all the difference. R


Nikolay 3 years ago

Good evening Skinhead, what are the options for me to get 2 tickets for the match against Reading next week. Should I buy 2 Red memberships, because I am not a member yet. I forgot to say that I'm in France and I will travel to London on Friday, 29. I tend to give up to 50 pounds for a ticket. Sry for my bad english.


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Nikolay

Nikolay, it's too late to get a Red Membership for the reading game, and it wouldn't be worth paying out for them just for one game. Your best bet is to try https://twitter.com/arsenal_tickets or https://www.facebook.com/groups/2230322824/


Irish Gunner 3 years ago

Hi Skinhead,

Am heading over for the Reading game on Saturday. I usually borrow a season ticket off a guy I know when I'm going to an Arsenal game but unfortunately it's being used this Saturday. Do you think there is a good chance of getting a ticket at the box office or just hang around near it and hope that someone has a spare that I can borrow for the day. Many thanks


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Irish Gunner

Try these sites today https://twitter.com/arsenal_tickets or https://www.facebook.com/groups/2230322824/

If you get no joy then ask around in the pubs and outside the box office, there should be some available.


andy smith 3 years ago

Do you think I can get tickets for the game tomorrow from touters o0utside the Hawthorns?


John Carwardine 3 years ago

I'm in the same boat as Andy smith. Any help would be appreciated


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

I reckon you'll get tickets outside the Hawthorns, try asking in the pubs where the Arsenal fans are drinking, there is always someone with a spare. But try these sites tonight https://twitter.com/arsenal_tickets or https://www.facebook.com/groups/2230322824/


andy smith 3 years ago

cheers mate. hope i can


afrasz 3 years ago

Hey, thanks for all the great info. I'm coming for NYC and trying to get to my first game ever for Arsenal vs Everton. How do I tell if tickets are real or not? Anything to keep in mind if I pick some up on the street? Thanks so much for any advice you can give!


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

afrasz

If you stand outside the Arsenal ticket office on the day of the match and try to buy tickets, then the chances of buying a fake are virtually zero. It is just not worth it for the crooks to produce fakes for this match. Bearing in mind that the match will be shown live on TV, then I am confident that you will get tickets for about £40. Stand outside the ticket office and refuse to pay more than £50 even if you have to wait until a few minutes before kick off.


TBrown2013 3 years ago

Hi, This is a great resource. Thanks for all the advice. I'm going to London with a friend in two weeks. What are the chances of getting tickets at the stadium for the Man U/Arsenal match? I fear even if tickets are available they will be very expensive. We are also thinking of going to Reading and seeing that game and watching the Man U game from a pub after the game in Reading. Any advice would be very appreciated.


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

TBrown2013

It all depends how the results go in the meantime. It is possible that Man Utd need to win that game to clinch the title, in which case the chances of getting tickets are very slim. However if they have already won the league then there should be tickets available for not much more than face value, although it would still be difficult to get two together. Best wait and see how the results pan out, and then make a decision.


Fiore 3 years ago

If you purchase through ticket exchange, do you need your red membership card or does it activate your credit card? I got the membership last week and not sure if I'll have the membership card in time to try to get tickets for Man Utd match on Sunday. I see some tix still become available through ticket exchange. Thanks.


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Yes it activates your membership card and not your credit card. Phone the club and ask them what happens if you do not receive it in time. They may allow you to turn up at the box office early and obtain a paper ticket. It's worth phoning them to find out.


Andrew 3 years ago

Hi Skin Head. Just want to say a big thanks as thanks to you I was able to go to my first two arsenal matches at the emirates, Southampton and Spurs, possibly the two best home games! Im looking for a ticket to Newcastle away and I am involved with the twitter ticket groups, but are there any forums or any other ways I could possibly get a ticket? I live near Newcastle and my family have season tickets there but im desperate to sit in the arsenal end. Thanks for your godly advice!


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Andrew

Try this site as well, and failing that, then just turn up on the day and hope that a few Arsenal fans will have a spare ticket.


Leo 3 years ago

Hi Skinhead. I am a huge Arsenal fan from Melbourne, Australia. I organised to be in London on the weekend of August the 31st with my wife. The fixture just came out showing that we are playing Tottenham at home which I am stoked about :)

What is the best way to get two tickets side by side? Do you know when they start selling tickets?

I should also mention that I start my Europe trip on July 25th and will be constantly travelling, so will find it hard to constantly check the ticket exchange for tickets due to lack of Internet access.

What do you recommend? Willing to pay a bit more than face value as this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me.

Thanks in advance!


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Leo

The tickets will go on sale to red members a month before the game. The only way to guarantee getting tickets side by side is to use a ticket agency, but I'm afraid this will be very expensive. If you are red members you'll even get the cheaper tickets on the the ticket exchange, but they are unlikely to be side by side.


Leo 3 years ago

Thanks for your help. Are there any ticket agencies you recommend?

If I went the red member ticket exchange option how often do tickets pop up? Like I said I will be traveling a lot so won't be able to check the site very often.


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Leo

I've never used an agency myself, but Livefootballtickets.com seems to be one of the better ones. They have two tickets side by side for this game for £169 each. There is also a site called Ticketreview.net which compares the various agencies. On the exchange the tickets just pop up as and when, you have to be prepared to spend some time at the computer.


Matt 3 years ago

Hi Skinhead (and Leo)

I am also from Australia (Sydney) and will only be in London for this weekend. This whole red member and ticket exchange concept seems far too complicated.

Other than the Livefootballtickets.com, can you suggest any other sites that are safe? I am not bothered regarding price.

Also I have enquired about a hospitality pack at Emirates, do they sell these to normal fans and how expensive are they/hard to get?


Leo 3 years ago

I have asked for a quote from http://www.worldfootballtravel.com/. It looks like you need to book accommodation with them, but I'm ok with that. Has anyone heard if these guys are any good?


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

I can only find one review of worldfootballtravel and that was from 2010 and was positive.


jarno 3 years ago

Can I get more than 1 ticket a time with the Ticket Exchange, with one Red level membership?


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

No, only 1 ticket per Red Membership I'm afraid.


Sunee 3 years ago

Hi Skinhead

I'll travel to London from Bangkok & looking for two tickets on 28th September 2013 Fulham v Cardiff .It's very important for me and my son.

I'm not a member of both club

It's any chance to buy this tickets? Kindly advise.


Özil 3 years ago

Hi' I'm lookin for a ticket for old Trafford on nov 10th' arsenal section' would you have any idea on how I could purchase one? U seem to be great help as I was readin over previous feeds :)


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Özil

Livefootballtickets are selling them for about £170. To get one at face value try Arsenal Tickets on either facebook or twitter or just turn up on the day and hope for the best.


Arnie1969 3 years ago

Hi Skinhead69,

If I bought a couple of red memberships asap what would my chances be for getting two tickets together for me and my 14 yr old son from the box office or ticket exchange for the home games against Norwich (19th October), Southampton (23rd Nov) and Everton (7th December)? If I was fairly diligent in tracking the exchange would I have a good chance that two together would come up together? Cheers, Arnie


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Arnie

Yes. I think you are pretty safe with those games. If you are dilligent like you say, then I'm sure you'll eventually get two together.


Arnie1969 3 years ago

Thanks Skinhead69, have ordered a red membership (direct debit lite) and a junior gunners 12-16 (direct debit lite) membership. Many thanks, Arnie


lalo1812 3 years ago

Hi skinhead69!

Im from Mexico and Im traveling to London by december with two friends. We´d like to attend the Arsenal vs Chelsea game and we want to know which are the best options to get tickets. If i become a red member do i have chances to get tickets?. The last option is buying tickets from touts, how much do touts sell tickets for top games?


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Hi lalo

Yes, if you become a Red Member you will have a chance to get a ticket ( one ticket per Red Membership). The touts will be asking for about £180 for a ticket for this game.


Arnie1969 3 years ago

Hi Skinhead69,

I bought a red membership for me and a Junior gunners membership for my lad and have received the membership cards etc. I'd already been onto the ticket website and set it up so we were linked and could assign tickets for each other. But this morning the Norwich tickets went on sale to red members and the site wouldn't let me buy 2 in my name (i can understand that as only 1 ticket per membership) or buy 2 and assign one to my lad. Every time I would try and checkout it would say that my lad's account does not have a valid criteria. So I am a bit lost as to how I am able to buy 2 tickets together. I am happy to pay the adult prioce for him but it just won't let me. Can you help at all? Perhaps I am doing something wrong? Cheers, Arnie


Arnie1969 3 years ago

Hi Skinhead69,

Turned out to be a direct debit problem. Anyway all resolved now but will have try and get tickets through the ticket exchange. Obviously there is a month to go for the Norwich match, is there a pattern as to when tickets are available via the exchange (e.g) to people tend to wait until the last week before deciding to put them up for sale? So there is no need to panic early on if the only 2 together I can find are really expensive ones?

Cheers, Arnie


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Arnie,

Glad you got it sorted. For the game against Norwich, just keep checking the ticket exchange between now and up to a couple of days before the game. As the game is already sold out, the exchange should soon open. I usually wait until the last week, but if I were you I would keep checking as soon as it opens, just in case a junior ticket becomes available.


Arnie1969 3 years ago

Many thanks Skinhead69 COYG


Sebastian 3 years ago

Hi Skinhead69,

I'm trying to go to the game against Liverpool on November 2nd. What do you think is the best way to go about it? Take a gamble and wait for matchday to try and score a ticket at face value outside the Emirates? Or get a Red Membership and buy one at the Ticket Exchange? How much are they going for at the moment? Thanks a lot.

Cheers,

An Arsenal Fan from Germany


Alan marsh 3 years ago

Planning on going to the Everton game on the 6th December for a 1 off game. What is the best way to get tickets join the red membership or buy from a website as its a 1 off.

Cheers

Al


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Sebastian

They are selling for about £180 at the moment. Buy a Red Membership, and you should get one for a total of about £100.


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Alan marsh

Tickets are going for about £80 on various websites at the moment. If you get a Red Membership it will cost you about £75, so there is not a lot of difference.


Whitey75 3 years ago

Hi Skinhead,

I'm an Arsenal fan from Glasgow. Old man stayed in Highbury for years! I was wondering if they do the same thing for champions league tickets on the Red Membership? Cheers mate


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Whitey75

Yes they do. The next match against Dortmund has sold out, and it's available on the ticket exchange.


Whitey75 3 years ago

Cheers mate


Vanderlei 3 years ago

Hi Skinhead,

I'm an Arsenal fan from Brazil, and I want to attend the Champions League game between Arsenal and Dortmund, but I'm not an Arsenal member yet, if I make a Red Membership now I will be allowed to try to buy some tickets on the ticket exchange? and if not, if i buy some ticket from a tout I will be able to enter the stadium without a membership?


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Vanderlei

Yes, if you get a red membership you will be allowed to buy a ticket for the Dortmund game providing your membership card is processed and delivered in time. Also, if you buy off a genuine tout he will either lend you a membership card or will give you a paper ticket and you won't need a card.


Mark 3 years ago

Hi Skinhead,

I wanna go to the game against Liverpool, how much are they going for in the exchange at the moment? Also, if I get a Red Membership today, can I still buy a ticket before the membership card arrives? I live in Spain.

Thanks,

Mark


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Mark

There have been a few on the exchange for around £75 to £85 this week, but you won't be able to buy one until you receive your membership card. This could take up to 10 days.


Beng 3 years ago

Hi Skinhead,

Thank you for your informative website. I am visiting london from 22 Dec and was hoping to catch Ars vs Che match. What is the likelihood that I could get atwo ticket when it is open for red member in late november? If the likelihood is 10% then i would not bother to sign up for member now. Thanks for your help!


Beng 3 years ago

In addition, may I know do you have any idea what is the difference between a direct debit lite red member and a lite red member. I am not from UK and not sure of the differences. It is also not explained in the website. Thanks in advance.


Serg 3 years ago

Hello guys.

We are foreigners, we are going to London in March'14 and we want to visit Tottenham - Arsenal match.

There are 6 of us.

What is the best way to buy tickets in our case? It would be great if we will seat together, at least 3 + 3 :D

Great thanks.

Go gunners.


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Beng,

Hi, do you need 1 ticket or 2 tickets? You will get 2 tickets for that game off the ticket exchange providing you have two red memberships, but it will be almost impossible to get two together. A direct debit lite red membership is when it is automatically renewed each season, and a lite red membership is when you have to renew it manually.


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Serg

Sorry my friend, but the only to get the tickets you require is to use a very expensive ticket agency.


David 3 years ago

Hey fellows,

I am In London visiting a friend and we're very keen to watch the game tonight against Dortmund at the emirates. Do you believe there is a chance to buy tickets anywhere around the stadium before kick-off? What do think will be the approximate price? Ticket adds on craigslist are rare and look mostly somewhat dubious...Thanks for your help!


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Outside the ticket office in Drayton Park. Between £50 and £75 I would guess.


wendy 3 years ago

Hey just needing a bit of advice from you regarding tickets for Southampton game on 23rd Nov.. Id joined two of us as red members to try get tickets and after a disastrous morning were I waited in line to then be told I couldn't purchase tickets finally sorted that managed to get 2 tkts then when made the payment it wouldn't go through tried and tried seemed to stall and after an age said I had been timed out!!! We're travelling down from scotland with everything booked for a weekend as a surprise now no tickets for game gutted!! What's the chances of getting any anywhere on day of game or ticket office will keep trying T.E also?? Thanks


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Wendy

Hi, I've just checked the ticket site and there seems to be a problem with the Southampton game only. My friend is a silver member and he has checked also, and he has a problem with the Southampton game, yet for the Chelsea game it is fine. My advice would be to try again sometime tomorrow. If it sells out, I think you'll get two tickets off the exchange no problem. Any problems, email me direct via hubpages.


Wendy 3 years ago

Did seem to be a problem today very frustrating. .ill try again tomorrow and will keep checking the ticket exchange hopefully get tickets will let you know thanks for your help. .


Andrew 3 years ago

Hey,

We are a family of 3 visiting London in December and we are planning to sign up for the red membership. I'll just like to ask what is the likelihood of getting 3 tickets together for the arsenal vs chelsea game (any seat prices are fine)? Thanks a lot!


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Andrew

At the moment these tickets are available to Silver Members, and there are a lot of tickets still available as 3 together. So when it becomes available to Red Members then if you are very quick, I would say that you would get 3 together. I'm afraid that the face value will be about £75 to £95 each though. It opens to Red Members on 25th November.


cl-l 3 years ago

A friend and I are planning a visit to the Emirates for the Everton game on December 8th. None of us are members, but it seems a bit excessive to buy a whole membership for one game (we live in Copenhagen), so I guess our best shot is to wait outside the ticket office on game day. What do you reckon the chances are of getting two tickets this way for a match like this? Should we look elsewhere (the Arsenal Tickets Facebook page for instance)?


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

It is a bit excessive to buy a membership for one game. You can try the Arsenal tickets facebook page. Waiting outside the ticket office is mostly ok for one ticket, but it's more difficult for two together. The touts will be there, but there'll charge a premium. Email me direct via hubpages, and if I hear of any spares I'll let you know.


GoonerPhiladelphia 3 years ago

Hi - I am coming from the U.S.A to attend the Arsenal v Marseille game on November 26, do you know if there is availability for tickets if I joined as a member on Arsenal's website. I am nervous to sign up as I do not availability and this is the only time I can go to a game this season.


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

GoonerPhiladelphia

Yes, there are tickets available for this game to Red Members priced from £44 to £50. The Red Membership will cost you £31. You would most probably get one cheaper than that by trying the other methods in my article. Email me via hubpages, and if I can find one cheaper for you then I will let you know.


Hans 3 years ago

Skinhead,

I'm flying to London this weekend and really, really want to go to the Liverpool game, it's going to be my only chance in a long time. What's the best way to get one ticket and how much do you think it would cost? Thanks.


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Hans

At this time I would say about £85 outside the stadium on match day. Email me via hubpages, and if I hear of any, I'll let you know.


sebastrauss 3 years ago

Where outside the stadium should I go to get a ticket for Saturday? How do I identify the sellers? This is gonna be my first time in the Emirates. Thanks a lot


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

The road is called Drayton Park, there is a ticket office there, the sellers will be standing in the road asking to buy and sel tickets.


sebastrauss 3 years ago

And just to be sure, I don't need to have a membership to purchase a ticket here? What time should I plan to get there in order to maximize my chances? Thanks.


addddd 3 years ago

Hi. I've bought a ticket from somebody (which is basically a membership card + printed confirmation e-mail) to Arsenal-Liverpool game. Is there a way to check whether it's not fake?


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Seb

The person selling the ticket will lend you their card. Get their about 1 1/4 hours before kick off.


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

addddd

There is no way until you try it in the turnstile, but if you send me a picture of the card, and a copy of the email, I'll tell you if it looks the same as mine.


addddd 3 years ago

Oh, that would be great! Where can I find your e-mail address? Thanks a lot for your help man!


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Just email me via hubpages and I'll reply with my email address


Alan marsh 3 years ago

I originally planned to go to te everton game but I will now be in London for the hull game midweek. What are the best/legit sites to get 2 tickets for a 1 off game like this obviously cat c so hopefully not the same need for tickets


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

Alan

All the £28 tickets have been sold already, and the next cheapest are about £33 each face value and they are high up in the heavens. So to get them off a legit site I would imagine they are going to cost about £60 plus each by the time they have added on their mark up. Email me via hubpages, and I'll see what I can find.

www.livefootballtickets.com/ are reliable


Tamas 3 years ago

Hi guys,

I'm looking for someone who could help me to find a ticket for me to the champ. league game against Marseille @ the Emirates. I'd like to take my dad onto this event as he is a big football fan and will be here for a visit from abroad. As this is the only game we'd like to watch, I don't see the point to buy a membership card.

Any help would be appreciated, as it would be a present.

regards,

T


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mkhan34 3 years ago from Aberdeen

sorry i didn't realise I can't post links. website is ticket4football. Thanks!


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Skinhead 69 3 years ago from England Author

mkhan34

If you use that website the total cost of a ticket will amount to double the face value and the cheapest one I can see on there is 123.21 GBP. If you buy as a Red Member it will be a lot cheaper. A certain amount of tickets are held back for Red Members but you have to be quick. Read the article again and go for the ticket exchange option. I have never yet failed to get one this way.


natalie 3 years ago

Hi, I am wanting to get 2 tickets for the game against Cardiff city on new years day for my husband and son. Any suggestions as neither of them are members. Thanks


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Tommy 2 years ago

Hi, I would like to get tickets to the game against Carfiff on the 1st. What are the chances of grabbing tickets outside of the stadium? Any other tips? Thanks


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

Yes there will be tickets available outside the ground, but try https://twitter.com/arsenal_tickets‎ or https://www.facebook.com/groups/2230322824/ first


Sani 2 years ago

Hello,

thanks for all the information above.

I just want to know what do you think - are tickets (on red member sale) for Arsenal match with WBA on May 3rd going to be easier to get?

I would like to buy my husband one ticket, for his birthday, since we are going to be in London on that day. I would buy red membership level if chances to get that ticket are bigger than usual.

Thanks!


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

Sani

They won't be easy to get, but if you only want one then you should be ok. I wouldn't bother getting a Red Membership just for one game. Contact me direct via hubpages and I'll try and borrow one for you.


Manos Ad 2 years ago

Hi, I am coming to London for the first time and i really want to see Arsenal! We will be in London 24 Jan, so i am looking for 3 tickets for the FA match Arsenal against Coventry! Do you think i will find outside the stadium and if yes what time should i be there and where ( as i said its my first time i know nothing) or is there an other way?

I hope hearing good news

Thank you very much!!!


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

Hi

The Coventry game has sold out, but there are lots of tickets being offered about. Try https://www.facebook.com/groups/2230322824/ and https://twitter.com/arsenal_tickets also ask around outside the ticket office on Drayton Park road from about 90mins before the kick off onwards.


Mac Grewal 2 years ago

I'm trying to get just on spare for Man United on Feb. 12. I want to avoid paying double the FV. What's my best option? I know about arsenal_tickets but tickets tend to get snatched up on there in seconds. Did get one ticket for CP though this past weekend. Haven't tried facebook yet but requested to join the group. How much do tickets at Emirates go on gameday usually and are those sellers even reliable?

http://www.livefootballtickets.com/english-premier...


Mac Grewal 2 years ago

Also, please let me know if you find any spares. I can pay FV or slightly above FV for tickets in the £65-95 range.


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

Mac,

I'll be away until Friday, but email me direct via HubPages and I'll get back to you Friday evening to see if I can help.


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Mac Grewal 2 years ago

Just emailed you. Thanks.


Mike Boyd 2 years ago

My daughter and I will be in London for the Champions League game on the 19th and are hoping to snag 2 tickets. I looked at going the membership ticket transfer route, but they slapped a restriction on saying you had to be a member prior to Dec 15/13 in order to take part. Do you have any idea if they might lift this restriction at some point? Do you know if there are paper tickets for this event, or is everything being done through membership cards. Thanks!


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

Mike

I'm afraid that the restriction won't be lifted. I would imagine that it has been put in place to stop Munich fans from joining just to get access to this game only. It is extremely likely that there will be no paper tickets available either. Your only hope is to try and buy spares outside the ground, and if this fails, then get off to the nearest pub and watch it there.


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Mac Grewal 2 years ago

Hi Skinhead_69,

Trying to find a lower tier for Munich on Wednesday? You know anyone with a spare? Willing to pay a bit over FV and a holding fee for the card that is returned after the match. Can you help me out? I already emailed you.

Regards


gunners4eva 2 years ago

Can anyone send me a message for a couple of safe resale websites to take a look at, I'm a red member for years but cant ever get away tickets and tried so many times on arsenal tickets on twitter but nothing. I really want to go Norwich on the last day. Please let me know if you know any


rubegooner 2 years ago

Hey Skinhead_69

If I buy a ticket from someone through Arsenal_tickets or Gunner_tickets via twitter, could I enter the stadium without a membership card? I presume the ticket would have the member's details on it and hence would I be allowed in? The Arsenal website says that along with the ticket you would need the membership card. Please do help to clarify, thanks in advance.


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

rubegooner

You will have to get the membership card off the other person, because to gain entry you will have to swipe this card at the turnstile. Normally when you pay the person you will give him an extra £10 or so as a deposit for the card, and the other person will give you this back when you return the card to him.


Sandra 2 years ago

Hello.

I need buy 3 tickets to Chelsea - Arsenal. I have some opportunities via craiglist. But how can I know that these tickets are not fake?


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

gunners4ever

Livefootballtickets is a safe resale site.


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

Sandra.

There is no way of knowing until you get to the turnstile. I would not buy tickets via craigslist.


Mas 2 years ago

Hey Skinhead

Great stuff you write - I'm getting a lot of useful tips from you! Long may it continue.

I've got a problem.

I'm a Red Member and I've got a couple of tickets for the FA Cup game on Saturday against Everton. My wife (red member) can no longer go so what are my options?

Can I take a non-member using my wife's membership card?

Or can I sell them on?


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

Mas

Thanks. You can take a non-member with you and just let them use your wife's card, or you can sell them on. If you sell them, then make sure you get at least a £10 deposit on each card from the person you sell to, because that's what it will cost you to repace the cards if the other person fails to return them.


Mas 2 years ago

Thanks Skinhead

The staff at Arsenal won't mind will they if the bloke I take with me is bearing a card with a woman's name? Or do they not check?

Also what's the etiquette on selling on? Do you sell at the price you bought them for?


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

Mas

Don't worry about the card, nobody looks at them. You just swipe them at the turnstile and it automatically opens. The only things that get checked are bags if you have any with you. If you sell on, it's best to sell to a genuine supporter for the price you paid. Just round it up. If the price was say £35.50 plus £1.65 booking fee, then charge £40.


Mas 2 years ago

Thanks Skinhead. You're a great asset to the world of Arsenal supporters.

My only worry about selling on is that if I don't get my cards back then I'm screwed for the next match I've paid for - the Swansea City game.


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

Mas

Just charge at least £10 deposit. If the cards are not returned, then phone the club and they will issue you with new ones.


hroekenes 2 years ago

Do you know what I should expect to be paying for 3 tickets for Everton this Saturday? I'll be flying in from abroad so would be OK going through a tout - just have no idea how to spot a fraudster! Oh, and great information here.. Should have gone down the Red Member route but things are very different in the US when it comes to buying tickets!


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

hroekenes

For 3 tickets together I would think about £110 each. The touts at the stadium will ask for probably ask for more but you'll have to barter with them. For single seats I think about £75/


Tony Montana 2 years ago

The F.A has listed a number of ticket agents who advertise on the net and have advised people not to use them due to extortionate prices. Why haven't they been shut down by the F.A? Maybe too many people in the know getting blocks of corporate premiership tickets and making a killing every week. Typical corruption


Peter 2 years ago

Hi Skinhead

I am from singapore and I've missed Bayern Munich Vs Arsenal game. Sadly, I will not be in london for the next arsenal game but I'm able to watch bayern munich vs bayer Leverkusen on the 15th march which is tomorrow. However, I did not manage to get the tickets. Do you have any ways to get the tickets with reasonable price? Besides this, how do I differentiate the real or fake tickets? I'm afraid of getting scammed.


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

Sorry Peter but I really don't know how you would get tickets for Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen


Ricardo 2 years ago

Hi skinhead,

i will be on London an April 15 and will love to take my wife to the Arsenal- West Ham game, is the a chance to get 2 seats together, what are the possibilities on buying them outside the stadium that day and the price?,

thanks a lot


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Ricardo

There are plenty of seats available at the moment. Two together cost between £50 and £55 each, and are situated in the top tier behind the goal. There will be plenty outside the ground on the day, but the touts will add their mark up on. They will ask for silly money if they can get it, but will probably sell them for about £65 to £70 each. If you need help, send me your email via hubpages.


ricardo 2 years ago

Hi , skin head i sent you my email as requested, thanks.


W Tell 2 years ago

Hey Skinhead

thanks for this phenomenal blog. I'll visit London at the end of April. Do you think it is realistic that some tickets of the monday night home game against Newcastle will make it to general sale? I'm looking for two (inexpensive) tickets and don't know how to get them:-)


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

To be honest I don't think it will go to general sale, but there will be tickets available on ticket exchange etc. If you need help getting them, let me know.


W Tell 2 years ago

Okay.. I don't know how to get those tickets. I don't have a red or silver arsenal membersip.. so I'd really appreciate if you could help me out with that. Thanks for your effort


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

That's ok, no problem. Just email me via hubpages, and I'll explain what we'll have to do.


J Jenkins 2 years ago

Hi there, do you have any ideas on how to get face value FA Cup Final tickets? Would appreciate any advice, many thanks.


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

FA Cup final tickets are a different ball game I'm afraid. Arsenal will probably receive between 25,000 and 30,000 tickets, as will Hull, and the rest will be split between various football organisations and corporates. Arsenal's share will be taken by Season Ticket holders, so unless you are lucky and happen to bump into someone who has one and is unable to attend, then I'm afraid there is no chance.


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

According to Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis, Arsenal will be allocated 25,000 tickets. Anyone belonging to Arsenal's away scheme (approx 3,000 people) will be guaranteed a ticket. All season ticket holders who have attended 3 or more away games in the past two seasons will also be assured of a ticket. The remaining tickets will go to season ticket holders determined by a random ballot. As there are 45,000 season ticket holders, there are going to be a lot of dissapointed people I'm afraid.


rich 2 years ago

HI skinhead im trying to get my hands on 2 x tickets for the west brom match i aint a member on arsenal.com any ideas plse mate.


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

Rich,

You'll get two singles off facebook or twitter no problem, but for two together you'll have to pay silly prices off a tout I'm afraid.


rich 2 years ago

cheers skinhead I think everybody holding onto them at the moment cos all I can find is 1 person after £130 each on twitter lol I will just have to keep checking cheers again matey


KP 2 years ago

Hello,

I am going to be visiting London from Washington DC in August. A few months ago I bought tickets to the Emirates Cup matches via the general sale. I was not emailed any tickets, will I have to pick them up at the stadium?

Also, I purchased an Arsenal membership a few days ago, but my membership card won't arrive before I leave for London. Would you recommend the ticket exchange as the best way to go about getting a ticket for the first game of the season against Crystal Palace? If I did buy the ticket as a Red Member, how would I be able to get into the stadium without my membership card?

I would really appreciate your help. Thanks!


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

Hi KP.

The best thing for you to do is phone the Arsenal Box Office and ask them if they intend to post the Emirates Cup tickets to you or if they want you to collect them from the Box Office, but explain your travel time constraints to them. Also ask how far they have got with processing your Red Membership and what you should do if it will not get to you before you leave for London. The Box Office phone number is 020 7619 5000 but I think when calling from the USA you have to dial 011 44 20 7619 5000. It is definitely best to use the ticket exchange in my opinion, otherwise there will only be upper tier tickets available to you and these are more expensive. If you chose the ticket exchange as the way to go, and your card does not arrive in time, you can use my friends as he will not be able to get to the game.


want to see the game 2 years ago

Hi!

I'm travelling to London in November.

I really want to score two tickets for Arsenal Burnley game on 1st of November.

Do you think it will be possible to buy the tickets without membership?

If not.. If I buy membership will I be 100% able to buy tickets? (we really can't afford to throw £80 away).

Thank you for your answer!!


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

Hi, email me direct through hubpages and I'll explain the best options open to you.


Stan 2 years ago

Hi,

We will be in uk in oct and want to attend the arsenal vs hull game.

We have the same questions as the previous post above and are deciding btw membership and online tix.

Please kindly advice!


chewbl 2 years ago

hi I am from Singapore and would be travelling to london next week. brought a pair of tickets for the arsenal vs besitkas match on 27th Aug (wed) through my country's fan club, but my friend could not make it due to last minute changes. Do you know anywhere I can sell the extra ticket?

I try to do it on gumtree and ebay but they don't allow pple to sell the ticket even I am a genuine seller selling at face value....

sigh, my last hope is to go to the stadium to sell it, but not sure if there will be any takers actually...


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

Stan

Email me direct via Hubpages and I'll list your options and give you my advice. How many of you are there?


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Skinhead 69 2 years ago from England Author

Chewbl

You could try and list it on craigslist or join the facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2230322824/ and list it there. If you still have no luck, I'm sure you could sell it outside the stadium.


mike900 2 years ago

Hi,

What are my options for getting two tickets for Arsenal v Dortmund on 26 Nov? The Arsenal site will only sell to people with membership since August 29th so can't do it that way. It's for my uncle (60th birthday) and nephew visiting from scandinavia.

cheers.

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