Football packages to Premier League

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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.


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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 Premier League

Tickets for English Premier League 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.

As a modern European country, England is well supported by both rail and road services and most EPL clubs are within a short distance of the main avenues of transport. In fact, some of the larger Premier League clubs have small train stations that stop outside the ground on match days.

For those traveling to the UK from European destinations there are many airports which can take you to the regions in which your favorite club resides. For example, London is well equipped for the international traveler with Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted able to provide ELP games in the south east of the country. Furthermore, in the midlands you have East Midlands airport, amongst others, Leeds and Bradford airport can cater for the North East whilst Manchester airport can accommodate EPL games in the north west of England.

History

By the late nineteen eighties the English football league was in a poor state when compared to its progressive and modern footballing European neighbors. English clubs had received a 5 year ban from all European football competitions following the Heysel Stadium Disaster in 1985 and with hooliganism and poor facilities rife throughout the league something had to be done to modernize the games infrastructure.

The English Premier League started out in 1992 when the leading First Division Football clubs broke away from the league, which had run since 1888. During the month of May 1992 the FA English Premier League was created as a limited company based at Ashton Gate. The new League structure would mean the Premier League would operate as a single division with the football league becoming a three division league. The newly formed Premier League agreed to a promotion and relegation system with three teams going down and three coming up from the football league.

Importantly, the new English Premier League clubs would be able to negotiate television deals themselves and so allow the clubs a share in the booming sports broadcasting industry. SKY television was instrumental in negotiating a previously unheard of financial deal to exclusively broadcast the leagues games on their television channel, SKY Sports. This represented the first time English football games would not be shown on terrestrial television channels but was a revolution to the English Game.

The English Premier League was a boundless success and clubs benefited from massive investment, improved stadia and facilities for fans. With the increased television revenue and worldwide exposure big name foreign players soon began joining EPL teams and electrifying fans with their world class skills. It was the arrival of Jürgen Klinsmann and Dennis Bergkamp at Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal respectively that led to the multicultural EPL we have today.