Groundhopping at Old Trafford and Selhurst Park
The Smiths traveled from Atlanta, GA to England in March 2022. They saw two Premier League games while enjoying Groundhopper Guides’ tickets and hospitality — the 500 Club at Old Trafford, and our longside seats at Selhurst Park.
They offered to summarize their experience for our Reader Reports series. Here is what they wrote to us after the games.
This Reader Report was written by Bruce Smith. It has been edited for clarity. All photos and videos are courtesy of Mr. Smith unless otherwise noted.
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Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur – March 12, 2022
My son, Ryan, and I recently went to our first Premier League game, thanks to tickets purchased from Groundhopper Guides. It was a home game for Manchester United against Tottenham. Prior to the game, we agreed that we wanted to see both Ronaldo and Harry Kane score a goal. By halftime, it was Ronaldo 2, Kane 1. Then, with 8 minutes left, Ronaldo scored a header on a corner kick to win the game 3-2, sending the home fans into a frenzy. Are you kidding me? Are all games going to be like this?
Everything about the trip went great. We flew into London Heathrow and took the train to Manchester. We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Emirates Old Trafford, so we were within walking distance of the stadium. On the day of the game, we went to the National Football Museum in Manchester, and the following day we went to the Manchester United Museum at the stadium.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City at Selhurst Park – March 14, 2022
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