With so much football from around the world accessible to us on our TV's, iPads and PC's there hasn't been a better time to put down the remote control or the mouse and get off your backsides to experience a game or three for yourselves. There are companies out there who charge a kings ransom to get you into the cathedrals such as the Camp Nou or the Allianz, but in most cases you can do it yourself, on a budget that suits you and without having to move from your armchair. Ryanair and Easyjet expand their route on an almost weekly basis so there has never been a better time to escape for a weekend away to watch some football. Whether it's a day trip across the Channel to see Joe Cole strutt his stuff in Lille or a long weekend over in Rome, perhaps catching the Derby Della Capitale as Roma take on Lazio. This site, and our accompanying books turn those dreams into reality.
The site will take you through a number of the places where cheap weekends away are within the reach of many of us. Don't just put your money on FREEbets and watch the games on TV, go and experience it for yourself.
Many people pick up the Sunday papers, or turn over the TV channel to see football being played abroad, and wonder what it is like to experience it first hand. It's one thing to log on to the internet and see football being played in exotic locales all over the world, it's an other thing to be there. This site will try and guide you on how you can do that at a fraction of the cost that you find elsewhere on the web. Whether its a boutique hotel in Milan or a hostel in Minsk you can do it in style. We know it can be done, because every listing, every hotel and every bar has been visited by us.
So jump on in. We are always trying to get new information so if you go somewhere and want to add a bit for the site then just get in touch.
We show you the way to get tickets for all of the big games. Very few games every truly sell out and if you are prepared to pay a small premium then you can secure entry into most games. Some of the stadiums in Europe have official utilisation rates (attendance/capacity) of over 99% but many clubs record attendances as tickets sold and not fans through the turnstiles. That means that tickets are often available on the resale market. Companies such as TicketBis can help get into those games.
One of the hardest teams to get tickets for is Arsenal at the shiny Emirates stadium. TicketBis can help get you tickets, delivered to your door. Give them a look as to what tickets are currently available here.
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