If you’re a big fan of football, like me, then you’ll know that European football has some of the best teams in the world. It is packed full of thrilling tournaments, exceptional leagues and spectacular championships.
Football is by far, Europe’s favourite sport. Countries like the United Kingdom (UK), Germany and Italy, have huge national teams and leagues. In the UK, the Premier League pits internationally famed teams like Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal against each other. Germany has the Bundesliga, where you’ll find Bayern Munich coming up against Borussia Dortmund. The biggest Italian league is the Series A. Here you’ll witness massive clubs like A.C. Milan and Juventus battling it out for the cup.
As you can see, there’s plenty going on in European football. There’s a rich schedule of matches to look forward to throughout the football season. One of the biggest questions that dedicated football fans have to ask themselves is, where’s the best place to watch the match?
The answer to that question depends on lots of factors. Let’s take a look at three of the best places to experience the excitement of watching a match.
What could be better than sitting in the comfort of your own home and watching your favourite team? There are so many good points about this option that it’s hard to know where to start.
For one thing, you literally don’t have to leave home to enjoy the match. If you have access to the right sports channels, you should be able to watch the match of your choice with ease. You can sit back in your favourite chair and watch all the action unfold.
Another advantage of being at home is that you can invite your family and friends over. There’s no need to watch the match alone. You can share the excitement with the people you’re closest to. And, if the weather’s warm, why not have a BBQ as well?
When you’re at home you also save on transport costs. There’s no need to pay for expensive train tickets, or buy petrol for the car. You don’t have to stress about getting to the match on time either. Just make sure you’ve got the right kick-off time and channel!
Visit a sports bar
If you want a change of scene for the next match, a Sports bar can be a great choice. Of course, you don’t have your home comforts, but there are loads of benefits to being in a bar.
For one thing, you might not have access to the right channels for the match at home. Most sports bars advertise the schedule of the matches they will be showing. They often have backboards outside the bar, where they note down the next games on the schedule — and they’re going to get it right.
The screens at sports bars tend to be much bigger than the ones at home. So you can enjoy every moment of the game on a huge, crystal-clear screen. There are often multiple screens in these venues. So you don’t have to worry about your view being blocked by other sports fans.
Finally, many fans like to watch the matches together. Being around other people can really add to the atmosphere of the games. You have like-minded people around to cheer with when your team wins and to commiserate with when they lose.
At the live arena
Of course, the ultimate thrill is to watch the match live, in person at the stadium. What could be more exciting than being right there in the crowd as your favourite players battle it out on the field?
Many football fans like to travel to big championship matches. The Europa League final in 2023 drew a crowd of over 100,000 Glasgow fans and an additional 50,000 fans of Eintracht Frankfurt. So, football fans really like to travel to support their teams. Check it here if you’re interested in finding the best way to travel to a match.
If your team’s stadium is local to you, then you can buy season tickets to their matches. The season tickets give you access to their games throughout that season. If you’re in the UK, then it’s not always easy to get a season ticket for the most popular teams. However, it’s worth looking into as it can save a lot of money. If a season ticket isn’t available, you can buy tickets for individual games.
The good news is that there are many ways to enjoy the ‘Beautiful Game’. Whether you watch it at home, in a sports bar, or in the live arena itself just depends on what is best for you.
The wonderful thing about football is that it’s a game that is loved all over the world. It’s also easy to understand the basic rules, but complex enough to always be interesting. So whichever way you choose to watch a match, we know that you’re going to have a great time!