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The 4 Best Football Away Days | 2024 Supporters Guide

Football away days

Get pumped for truly remarkable football away days adventures in 2024! Our supporter’s guide is loaded with all the details you require to make your trip one that won’t soon be forgotten.

From pubs before kick-off to stadium travel tips, we’ve got you covered – jump into experiencing amazing football awaydays right now!

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So, what are our Top 4 Football Away Days?

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Spurs

Since 2019, Tottenham Hotspur have played at their new stadium, which is nothing short of magnificent. A retracting pitch, 1,800 video screens and the world’s first microbrewery in the stadium makes visiting the new Spurs ground essential. Aside from watching the football, looking around the stadium is an experience in itself!

The usual away day allocation at this awe-inspiring ground is 3,000 travelling fans which are always located in the North East Corner of the stadium. Ticket prices are standard for football awaydays at £30, which can be bought through ticket re-selling platforms or the away teams official website.

Tottenham New Ground outside

Our Favourite Away Day Pub

Many supporters may choose to head into Central London for their pre-match pints, however, if you’re looking for a place to drink slightly closer to the ground then The Elmhurst is the designated away day pub. I’ve personally visited this pub a few times and have to admit it’s got a great selection of drinks and the atmosphere is always friendly. Make sure to check our our comprehensive list of pubs near the Tottenham Hotspur stadium if you fancy trying out more than one!

Located at 131 Lordship Lane N17 6XE, this away day pub should be your go-to if you’re looking to soak in some pre-match atmosphere! It’s around a 10-15 minute walk from the stadium (perfect to work up some pre-match appetite!).

The stadium also offers IPA’s, Neck Oil and Heineken on draught (a pretty decent selection)! However, note that the stadium is entirely cashless.

Travelling To The Ground

If you’re travelling by car, make sure you use the Postcode N17 0BX. There are a wide range of car parks nearby the stadium, however, make sure you get down to London early to secure a spot not too far from the ground.

If you’re looking to travel by train, the nearest train station is White Hart Lane station, which is around a 5-10 minute walk from the stadium. Make sure to book your train ticket weeks in advance for the cheapest rates, and always check for delays or cancellations due to ongoing strikes.

Another option is to use a supporter’s group bus. However, you usually need to be a consistent away days attendee at a particular football club to get access to a seat. But, joining a clubs Facebook supporters group is always a great way to give yourself the best chance! As the saying goes… if you don’t buy a ticket, you won’t win the lottery!

Inside Tottenham New Stadium

A Fan's Perspective

“As I entered the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, I was blown away by the amazing facilities. The state-of-the-art stadium boasted incredible views from every seat, and the food and drink options were fantastic. The atmosphere was electric, this is one of the best UK Football Away Days I’ve been too. 10/10.” – Simon James, travelling Southampton Fan.

Tottenham Away Days

Signal Iduna Park, Borrusia Dortmund

We’ve all seen photos of the iconic Yellow Wall, but why not go one step further and visit the Signal Iduna Park. With a staggering stadium capacity of 81,365 seats, there’s no doubting that the atmosphere here is one of the best in the whole of world football.

Unlike most away days, the away fans seating allocation is impressively situated in the centre of the North stand, making for great viewing.

Borussia Dortmund usually offer an allocation between 2000-3000 away fans, depending on the size of the opposition. Ticket prices in Germany are usually considered cheap compared to English football, with the standard away day ticket costing between €15-€35.

These can be bought through ticket re-selling platforms or the away teams official club website, make sure to check out our comprehensive guide on Borussia Dortmund ticket buying.

Inside Borussia Dortmund stadium

Our Favourite Away Day Pub

Germany is renowned for it’s great beer, and Strobels Bar is certainly a place you can find that. Located pretty much directly next to the stadium, you won’t struggle finding your way to the Signal Iduna Park (even if you’ve had one too many pints!).

As well as beer, they serve an amazing range of traditional German food which is great to get a taste for the German culture. They also show a wide selection of live sport.

While this is not a dedicated Away Day Pub, you are unlikely to encounter any trouble unless it is a rival team of Borussia Dortmund, such as Schalke 04. Located on Strobelallee 50, 44139 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany, a mere 200 feet from the stadium, there’s no reason this shouldn’t be your top choice for a drink before the game.

The staff are all well-versed in English, and the prices are reasonable. Make sure to head down here to experience a taste of German pre-match build up!

Travelling To The Ground

If you’re looking to travel by car, the ground has just over 10,000 parking spots available. The autobahn makes it a fairly easy journey to the South side of Dortmund & to one of the various car parks. Use this address if you are heading to the stadium by car: Strobelallee 50, 44139 Dortmund, Germany.

If you’re travelling directly from England and you do not wish to drive, a flight may be your best bet. If you’re lucky and plan in advance, you can find a flight between £30-£100 to the Dortmund Hauptbahnhof Airport where you can then travel to the stadium via taxi for around €15.

If you’re looking to travel in by train, it’s fairly easy even for those who’ve never been to Germany before. The closest station to the ground is called the Dortmund Signal Iduna Park, which definitely makes things a bit easier! For greater information on getting to the stadium, check out Borussia Dortmund’s official website.

Borussia Dortmund yellow wall

A Fan's Perspective

Here’s what a travelling fan had to say about their experience at the Signa Iduna park:

“At Signal Iduna Park, the famous “yellow wall” of Dortmund fans created an electric atmosphere throughout the match. Every time Dortmund scored, the stadium erupted in celebration. Afterwards, I headed to a local bar to enjoy some fantastic German beer and reflect on an unforgettable experience.” – Stan Roberts.

Borussia Dortmund away days

Nou Camp, FC Barcelona

I’m sure you know that FC Barcelona are giants in global football, and visiting their stadium is a sure way to enhance this fact. With a stadium capacity of over 99,000 fans, the ground undoubtedly produces an atmosphere that can match any other stadium in world football.

This massive circular stadium is truly a spectacle that every fan of the game should try visit at least once in their life, even if it’s just for a stadium tour. For a standard ticket, you are looking to pay between €50-€100, which isn’t too bad considering the size of the club. These can be purchased through ticket re-selling platforms or official team websites.

Aside from just the stadium, Barcelona itself is an amazing city to visit. So why not head down a day in advance of your game and soak in everything this incredible place has to offer (while catching a tan at the same time!).

Nou Camp Sunset

Our Favourite Away Day Pub

There’s no definitive “away fans” Pub located in Barcelona, so your best bet is to head into central Barcelona for a taste (or drink) of local culture. However, one of our recommendations is to head to “Sports Bar”, located on La Rambla. While it is slightly toursity (which reflects on drink pricing), it makes up for it with a selection of 16 sports screens, perfecting for keeping tabs on pre-match buildup!

It’s frequently full of Barcelona fans so it’s a great place to soak up some pre-match atmosphere and converse with some of the locals who are usually pretty friendly to tourists. Overall, Barcelona is full of great bars for travelling fans to enjoy.

Travelling To The Ground

If you’re looking to travel on a budget, your bets bet is to use the bus system which is incredibly efficient and well-priced. They are frequently ran and you can pretty much catch a bus from anywhere in Barcelona directly to the Camp Nou.

If you’re travelling by car, I advise you to arrive in Barcelona many hours before kick-off. This will help you to avoid the match-day rush and also help to locate an easier parking spot. Ronda Park is located around 400 metres away from Camp Nou and offers matchday parking, but once again, make sure you arrive early. For additional parking opportunities, check out our comprehensive guide on matchday parking at Camp Nou.

Your final option is the Metro, detailed instructions of which line to catch can be found here. As with all matchdays, taxis are usually fully booked or near-impossible to catch.

Barcelona Stadium full

A Fan's Perspective

Here’s what a travelling fan had to say about their experience at the Nou Camp:

“Entering Camp Nou, the energy was electric with passionate Barcelona fans chanting and waving flags. The atmosphere was incredible throughout the match, with every goal and near-miss met with a wave of cheers or groans from the fans. Football away days trips don’t get any better than this.” – Samuel Thomas.

Barcelona away days

King Power Stadium, Leicester City

Now a cemented Premier League club, Leicester City FC are one of the biggest clubs in the East Midlands, and their fanbase really back this up. With over 32,000 fans at the King Power, the electricity the crowd creates is contagious! I’ve visited a few times, and it’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement of the game (even if your team is losing!).

The circular-shaped nature of the stadium means that all the away fans are packed into one corner, allowing the travelling support to truly make themselves heard! It’s one of my favourite grounds to visit for football away days.

Even though those ‘clappers’ can be incredibly annoying, they do help to create a buzzing atmosphere in the King Power Stadium, which truly reflects in Leicester City’s aggressive style of play.

Aside from just the stadium, Leicester isn’t my favourite away day city, but it makes up for it in terms of atmosphere (even if it is slightly intimidating). The Leicester locals reflect true English football culture… Leicester City badge tatted on their calves & pints in hands at 10am. What’s not to love?

Away days leicester city

Our Favourite Away Day Pub

Leicester City is one of the better cities to visit for football away days, in terms of grabbing a pre-match pint. My top 3 away day pubs in Leicester are: the Counting House, Swan and Rushes and The Hind. They are all within walking distance of the ground, perfect for if you’ve had one too many drinks! Plus, pints inside the ground are £5.80 so if you’re sure to find a better price outside the ground.

My personal favourite is the Counting House, it reflects true English culture, or as the Leicester lads would put it “a proper football boozer”. It’s a part of the Greene King chain, so you can guarantee prices won’t be too high. The atmosphere is always electric pre-match, but as with all away day pubs it’s advised not to wear your home colours. Some of the pubs may also not accept children, however, from my experience I’ve never seen this first hand.

Travelling To The Ground

If you’re heading to the ground by car, Leicester can get extremely busy on matchday so I’d advise to arrive a few hours before kick-off to ensure you get a parking spot. I’ve personally parked at the Leicester Rugby Club before which was around a 10-15 minute walk from the ground and cost £10. However, Leicester City FC do also offer an official car park on Filbert Street, costing £16 per car which has to be pre-booked.

If you like to have a drink or two (or three) on football away days, then taking the train may be your best bet. The Leicester City Railway Station is around a 25 minute walk from the ground. Not the shortest, but there are pubs en-route if you need a break (or a pint).

leicester city fans

A Fan's Perspective

Here’s what a travelling fan had to say about their experience at the King Power Stadium:

“As a football fan, travelling to the King Power Stadium to watch my team play against Leicester City was an unforgettable experience. The atmosphere inside the stadium was electric, with passionate fans chanting and cheering throughout the game. The facilities were top-notch, and the staff were friendly and helpful. Overall, it was a fantastic away day and a great day out for any football fan.” – Steven Jacobs, lifelong West Ham fan.

King Power Stadium review

Have a Great Time at one of these Football Away Days!

From the newly built Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to the iconic Camp Nou, this list features some truly great trips. So, I hope this football away days guide has helped you gather all the information you need to attend that dream away day you’ve been planning!

Joe Robinson is a lifelong Manchester United fan with a passion for football and discovering new stadiums. He's a seasoned away day visitor who has extensive knowledge of football-related matters, including food, facilities, and parking arrangements.

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