One of our UK to dos was to go to a premier league game. Since we live in the north, there is no obvious team so support, we are equally close to Manchester and Liverpool, and Newcastle isn’t much further. Based on ticket prices and the fact that we hadn’t yet been to Liverpool, I booked tickets to an Everton game and made plans to visit Goodison park and spend a surprise weekend in Liverpool.
Goodison Park is one of the oldest premier league stadiums, the good thing about this is that tickets are relatively cheap and you can sit close to the action. The bad thing is that because it is older, large built up girders and stanchions restrict the view a bit. We easily caught a bus from city centre to the stadium to a rather residential neighborhood where people were getting ready for the game. One of the things that always surprises me about football matches is that you can’t drink in the stands! The beer is (relatively) reasonably priced but you can’t have it at your seat. This is a far cry from having hawkers selling (very expensive) beers to you at your seat at most American professional sporting events.
I really enjoy the singing that goes on at most sporting events here (even the darts!) and this game was no exception. Unfortunately, Everton was defeated by West Brom, but it was a good game and lots of fun. I don’t think I’m an Everton fan yet, but I’d definitely go to another EPL game!