Football packages to Eredivisie

Compare football packages with Eredivisie

The English Premier League, often referred to as the EPL, is recognised around the world as the best league in the world. Players from across the globe dream to play at famous grounds such as Old Trafford, St James Park, Stamford Bridge, The Emirates Stadium and Anfield, amongst others. In recent years, some of the world’s most expensive players have enthralled Premier League crowds across the country and have been watched by millions across the world. In fact, the Premier League is so popular around the globe it is broadcast in 212 countries giving EPL games a potential television audience of 4.7 billion people. That worldwide television revenue alone generates £billions each year and is distributed amongst the clubs depending on their final standing the previous year. For this reason, promotion to the English Premier League is highly prized and fiercely fought over in the English Championship.

Contested by 20 clubs, the English Premier League operates a system of promotion and relegation similar to the main football leagues worldwide. As well as English teams those clubs from wales who play in the English Football League can also qualify to enter the EPL; recent examples include Cardiff City and Swansea City Football Clubs.

Currently, the top four teams in the league qualify to enter the UEFA Champions League with the first three entering the group stage directly and the team in fourth place must enter a play off in order to win a place in the group stages.

The English Premier League season runs from August to May and each team plays the other clubs twice, both home and away giving a 38 game season. So popular has the league become that in the 2010-11 season the English Premier League reached new heights with stadium occupancy reaching an average of 92% with the typical attendance at games being 35,363. The leagues success has continued to grow year on year and, in fact, based upon the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) coefficients the EPL continues to be ranked second amongst the leading European competitions and has been for the past five years.

Since its inception in 1992, the dominant team in the English Premier League has been Manchester United who have won an amazing 13 EPL titles in 23 years. United’s nearest rivals Chelsea have won the league 4 times with Arsenal trailing with 3 titles. The only former EPL champions who do not currently compete in the EPL are 1995 winners Blackburn Rovers.

Teams

Fixtures 2021 | 2022

2

dec

2021

Ajax

vs

Willem II

Amsterdam ArenA

Eredivisie

fr 177 €

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12

dec

2021

Ajax

vs

Alkmaar

Amsterdam ArenA

Eredivisie

fr 283 €

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22

dec

2021

Ajax

vs

Fortuna Sittard

Amsterdam ArenA

Eredivisie

fr 177 €

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6

feb

2022

Ajax

vs

Heracles

Amsterdam ArenA

Eredivisie

fr 177 €

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13

feb

2022

Ajax

vs

Twente

Amsterdam ArenA

Eredivisie

fr 177 €

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6

march

2022

Ajax

vs

Waalwijk

Amsterdam ArenA

Eredivisie

fr 177 €

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20

march

2022

Ajax

vs

Feyenoord

Amsterdam ArenA

Eredivisie

fr 424 €

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10

april

2022

Ajax

vs

Sparta Rotterdam

Amsterdam ArenA

Eredivisie

fr 177 €

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11

may

2022

Ajax

vs

Heerenveen

Amsterdam ArenA

Eredivisie

fr 283 €

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Tickets and hotel packages to Eredivisie

Tickets for Eredivisie games are available from individual clubs and a number of brokers. Often, to encourage loyalty, season ticket holders can buy tickets to games up to a week in advance of them becoming available to the public. You can check out your favorite clubs fixtures by visiting the clubs website or other related websites to plan your journey.

The Netherlands is a modern European country that benefits from much international tourism and as such it has a wide range of road and rail links across the country. It is worth nothing that the low lying country benefits from many waterways and canals and travel across the county is possible by boat.

As with other major European countries the Netherland is well supported by air travel and has many international airports to cater for the traveling football fan. In the north of the country, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol can bring you to watch Ajax who are the dominant force in the Eredivisie, whilst in the south Eindhoven Airport will bring you to the Philips Stadion and PSV Eindhoven. To the East of the country Terlet Airfield will bring you to the historic market town of Arnhem and in the west the Rotterdam Airport will bring you to the door step of European legends Feyenoord.

History

Prior to the 1954 establishment of the Eredivisie, Dutch football was controlled by the Netherlands Football League Championship. A purely amateur competition it was decided by a series of play offs with a group of regional clubs who had had success in previous years. Interestingly, the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) were committed to their amateur status and rejected any form of payment and in fact suspended any players who were caught receiving a salary or a club found to be buying players with transfer fees.

However, like many other European football leagues a call for a professional league began to be heard when national team members started leaving to play abroad. In fact, so much talent left the Dutch league that the KNVB would suspend players who played aboard form the Dutch national team. This mass exodus, mainly to the French professional leagues became known as the North Sea flood of 1953. However, when Dutch players abroad arranged a match against the French national team and won the game 2-1 it galvanized the Dutch into developing their own professional football league and the Eredivisie was born.