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Champions League, International Soccer, Manchester, Northern England »

[1 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

Rather than hang around downtown Manchester for a couple of hours before checking into my hostel, I decided to take the bus to Old Trafford to buy my ticket for the evening’s match. Even after seeing extra tickets in Glasgow on Tuesday night I still wanted to be sure I had my ticket for Manchester United.
Obtaining TicketsTickets were available for the match and I bought a ticket in the upper deck for £38. As I walked around the stadium looking for a restaurant to eat, there were a …

Champions League, Glasgow, International Soccer »

[30 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

In order to get to Ibrox Stadium, I took the subway from downtown Glasgow. I arrived at the Ibrox station around 4 pm even though the game did not start until 7:45 pm. My plan was to hang out at a few pubs in the neighborhood.
Obtaining TicketsAs soon as I got off the train a man selling Rangers souvenirs was offering to sell his two tickets to the match. His tickets were priced at £37 each. He would have sold me one for face value. Instead I chose to see …

Champions League, International Soccer, London »

[26 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

In the first Champions League match I have attended since 2001, Arsenal defeated Dynamo Kyiv 1-0 on a late goal by Nicklas Bendtner. Once again, I attended the match with “Hospitality Jim” who started to think I was an Arsenal jinx since Arsenal had played 177 minutes without scoring a goal with me in attendance. Instead, with a free kick from beyond the mid field line, Cesc Fabregas launched a pass to Nicklas Bendtner who put the ball in the net for the only goal of the game.
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Champions League »

[21 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

The UEFA Champions League Final is being played right now. The event, similar in stature to the Super Bowl, is played at a neutral site stadium between the best two soccer clubs in Europe.
The Ultimate Sports Wife and I considered attending the event in Moscow since a Russian visa was included with your ticket to the match. However, at the time, ticket prices to the match were competing with Super Bowl ticket prices (approximately 1500 euro or $2,300 each). Although traveling to Moscow is cool, I would …