Football packages to Ligue 1

Football-packages Ligue 1

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.


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Tickets and hotel packages to Ligue 1

Tickets for Ligue 1 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.

France is a leading European power with a thriving industrial and tourist sector. As such, it is very well supported by road and rail link across the country and all Ligue 1 fixtures are easily accessible for the traveling football fan by road and rail.

Howevr, as with other major European countries, France has many first class international airports which can cater for the globetrotting football fan. In the west of the country, Bordeaux - Leognan - Saucats Airport will bring you to the beautiful beaches on the French coast, whilst Strasbourg Airport caters for teams in the east of the country. Furthermore, in the south you will find Nice airport provides travel to a host of Ligue 1 clubs and to the beautiful Mediterranean which drams millions of holiday makers every year. Finally, in the north Le Harve supplies the coastal regions whilst Le Bourget Airport in Paris can bring to the heart of this historic and beautiful country.


Like many of the dominant football leagues in Europe, the current French professional football league is not the same as it was when first formed but has evolved and been revamped in recent decades to coincide with changes to football and the financial muscle now available to clubs from television broadcasting rights.

Before 1930 there was no professional league in France, however, with the rise in popularity and financial stability of clubs it was suggested in July 1930 that senior football in France should become full time. Professional football officially become a reality in 1932 but only after the dedication and ongoing hard work of footballing luminaries Emmanuel Gambardella, Gabriel Hanot and Georges Bayrou.

Initially, only 20 clubs would make up the league and there was a very strict list of criteria for entry. To be considered for entry to the newly formed professional football league a club had to have had positive results in the past, it must be able to balance its finances and importantly it must be able to successfully recruit at least eight professional football players.

Professional football quickly took off in France, so much so that it was able to attract world class players from country’s without professional leagues such as the Netherlands. In fact, at one point during the 1930’s almost the entire Dutch national football team played football professionally in France and were suspended from the Dutch national team for partaking in professional football which was strictly forbidden in Holland.