Spring Road Trip – Away We Go

SPRING 2011 ROAD TRIP
April 22nd through April 24th

With Arsenal in the title hunt, and looking to capture silverware this season, we figured it was time for our Spring 2011 Road Trip.  This will be a very special Road Trip, as we will be traveling to an away match for the primary event.  The atmosphere, the excitement, and the experience of being at an away match is truly something special.  The club is providing us access to tickets that are very difficult to obtain.  

Legends Tour with Perry Groves – Friday, April 22nd
Arsenal Supporters Match  – Saturday
, April 23rd
Bolton v. Arsenal (A) – Sunday, April 24th

You do not have to attend all of the events to be a part of the Arsenal America Road Trip.   The trip will formally begin on Friday, April 22nd and will conclude on Sunday, April 23rd.

The Details
This trip is based off of a first come, first serve basis.  You MUST submit your request through Arsenal America’s Ticket Request process.  We cannot take e-mails requests for this trip.  We have access to 25 tickets for the Bolton v. Arsenal match.  We will be traveling to the Bolton match with Arsenal Travel.  You do have the option to travel on your own, but I can say that the Arsenal Travel is fantastic, and provides you with door to door service.

The Road Trip will encompass a number of activities and events.  This date of this match could move.  The December 2009 Road Trip had two matches changed from Saturday to Sunday (Aston Villa) and from Tuesday to Wednesday (Portsmouth).  The TV companies dictate when the matches will be shown, so make sure to account for that in your travels.


Legends Tour
We will be taking a Legends Tour of Emirates Stadium on Friday, April 22nd in the afternoon.  The Legends Tour is a great way to see the inside of Emirates, along with color commentary by one of our very own legends.  This past October we had Perry Groves provide us with a tour of Emirates.  The stories and insight were absolutely fantastic, and we got to rub elbows with one of the Arsenal greats!

Arsenal America Supporters Club Match
This will be the 3rd AA Supporters Cup.  The teams are mixed with Americans and Arsenal staff members, which provides a great atmosphere and experience for all involved.

This match will require that you have molded cleats (or turf shoes), shin guards, and the appropriate attire to play on artificial turf both indoors and outside (the venue is dependent upon the weather).

Non-Negotiable
* In order to request tickets for the Arsenal America Road Trip you must be a PAID member of Arsenal America.  No membership, no Road Trip.

Costs

I usually get a number of e-mails asking about the costs of this kind of trip.  Here is what your trip might look like:

* Airfare –
New York to London Heathrow – $700+/Per Person
* Hotel – 5 nights – $120 – $160/Per Night ($200 + for nicer hotels)
* Food and Drink – $50+/Per Day
* Transit – $30-$50 airport travel and $20-$50 for the Tube
* Arsenal Tickets – $80 – $120/Per Game.

The ticket price depends on what Arsenal allocates us.  We will require payment for the tickets just like we do with our normal ticketing process.  So, you would be looking at $2,000 + or – or so for one adult to attend this Road Trip.  The cost can vary widely based off of hotels, airfare, food, etc.

If you are interested in going, please submit your ticket request as soon as possible.  The deadline for requests is Friday, March 25th, 2011 at 5:00PM EDT. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at josh@arsenalamerica.com.