In August 2022, groundhoppers will be able to join Groundhopper Guides Ultras for access to exclusive content, our book, and special offers on tickets and hospitality packages!

Being an Ultra will let you become part of our groundhopping community, where you’ll get access to exclusive content, a downloadable copy of our guidebook, special discounts for repeat customers, our referral program, and more!

fans celebrate SS Lazio victory at Stadio Olimpico

Ultras at Lazio in Rome.

What is an Ultra? In soccer terms, ultras are groups of fans or supporters of a particular club. They are often centered on a core group of founders or leaders, with smaller subgroups organized by location, friendship, or political stance. Passion, pride and loyalty are the fundamental characteristics of an ultras group.

Groundhopper Guides exists to help you have the best soccer experience you can. We want you to not just go to a game, but to have the perspective, history and knowledge to connect with the experience, and with other people having it. Our motto is “Meet the clubs; see them play; eat, drink and sing with the locals.” Groundhopper Guides Ultras will be armed with all of the information needed to make the most of their groundhopping adventures.

The content we provide on our website is based on our knowledge and experience. We keep you informed about the schedules, leagues and competitions, and we go to games and then share the information we and other groundhoppers have gathered with you. We do our best to keep our content as up-to-date and accurate as possible.

Our membership program will allow you to get even more out of this website. While the majority of information on this site will always remain free, joining Groundhopper Guides Ultras will give you exclusive access to our premium content including complete club profiles and groundhopping tips, a downloadable copy of our guidebook, special discounts, and more.

In short, a membership levels up your groundhopping experience!

How to Become an Ultra

A one-year Ultra membership will be for sale as a stand-alone product — but will also be included with all purchases of tickets and hospitality or travel consultations.

Groundhopper Guides Ultras Perks

Exclusive Content

Members get full access to over 100 UK and European club profiles including their history, rivalries, songs, stadium, women’s team, and recommended pubs & grub plus nearby sites of interest.

Free Book

Members get a free copy of our e-book, The Groundhopper Guide to Soccer in England, which we update for every season.

Special Discounts

Occasionally we will offer special deals to Ultras, like discounts on select tickets or free travel consultations.

Referral Program

If an Ultra tells a friend about Groundhopper Guides, and that friend buys tickets or hospitality, we will extend a special benefit to that Ultra.