For more than a decade, Gooners in Philadelphia have gathered to support the greatest football team in the world, Arsenal FC. Originally founded as a subsidiary branch of Arsenal America, Arsenal Philadelphia is now an officially recognized supporters’ club in its own right.
Arsenal Philadelphia has about 1200 members spread across the Philadelphia region and, of course, online. We gather to view every match, and we have held FIFA video game tournaments; created a co-ed football team; shot group-related videos; and travelled to Arsenal-related events in New York, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and throughout Europe.
We are a diverse bunch happy to accept any nearby Arsenal fans, though we have friends and former members all over the world. The current leaders of the group are Mike Hiddi, George Sedgwick, and Ali Nahvi, with John McGinn III, and Bartosz Ciurski assisting. Web masters and general resident techies Phil Buckley and Cory Bergquist. COYG!
MembershipsJoining Arsenal Philadelphia is as simple as exploring this website, jumping into our Facebook group, or following us on Twitter. Even better, come watch with us at Misconduct Tavern! However, a full paid membership—necessary to request tickets to Arsenal matches and to participate in certain special events—will cost you $20 a year. Recent paid members had the benefit of: Tickets to the Arsenal fan event in New York City Free food at the opening game event at Misconduct Access to ticket requests Discounts on the new Puma Arsenal kits Our gratitude, as your small payment keeps our club growing! More exciting membership benefits to come!
LEASE NOTE: BUYING AN ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA MEMBERSHIP DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU TICKETS. PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY Requesting tickets through Arsenal Philadelphia:
Arsenal Philadelphia Membership – You must be a paid member of Arsenal Philadelphia for the 2016/2017 season to request a ticket. If you plan on purchasing tickets for multiple individuals, you must have a paid 2016/2017 Arsenal Philadelphia membership for every person that you are purchasing for, i.e. each person receiving a ticket is a paid member of Arsenal Philadelphia.
Games You Can Request – We are taking ticket requests for HOME MATCHES ONLY.
Ticket Request Time Frame – Tickets must be requested no later than 10 weeks before a match. Any ticket request beyond the 10 week mark will be nearly impossible to obtain. The reasoning is that as an official supporter club we are given access before the silver and red membership holders. We are taking ticket requests for all matches within the 2016/2017 season (EPL, CL, FA Cup, and League Cup).
Ticket Allocation –Tickets are granted on a first come first serve basis. We cannot guarantee the following:
A. The number of tickets requested B. Multiple tickets requested will be seated together C. The location of your seats in the stadium
- Ticket Request – Ticket requests must be made in person at Misconduct Tavern during a scheduled Arsenal match viewing. Please email us at email@example.com letting us know beforehand which match you would like to make a request at to ensure a board member can be on hand for you.
Every person wanting a ticket in your request will have to be present. No exceptions. You will need to read and sign the waiver that explains Arsenal Philadelphia are not responsible for fixture date changes and that your tickets can not be resold or transferred. We will also ask you to note your top two seating preferences. Section naming and pricing can be found here. http://www.arsenal.com/tickets/member-ticket-prices
- Payment – Tickets must be paid for in advance. Arsenal does not bill the individual requesting tickets but our actual club. We will ask you to prepay the amount via PayPal of your highest ticket price based off your seat selection preferences. Once you have received your invoice e-mail from Arsenal Philadelphia regarding your ticket(s), you will need to PayPal Arsenal Philadelphia within 48 hours. Ticket requests that are not paid for within 48 hours will be dropped.
Once Arsenal issues the ticket(s), you will be contacted regarding the full price of the ticket based on your given seat(s) location. The initial charges are potential costs, and can fluctuate depending upon the seats allocated for the match. If there is a dollar amount owed to Arsenal Philadelphia, or a change balance owed back to the ticket requester, we will make the arrangements through a PayPal refund.
Ticket Pick Up – Your tickets will be waiting for you at the South West Kiosk (On the West side of the stadium, right by the stairs going to the Armoury). You must bring a proper photo ID (Passport or Drivers License). This is Arsenal FC policy, and they are firm on this. PLEASE NOTE: You must have a valid ID in order to pick up your tickets!
Ticket Policy and Terms of Service – Last but certainly not least, tickets purchased through Arsenal Philadelphia are 100% non-transferable. Under no circumstances may a member re-sell, or even give away their ticket to anyone else at all. Doing so is considered illegal by law of England and Wales under Section 166 of the Criminal Justice Act. By accepting an Arsenal Philadelphia ticket, you are agreeing to these Terms of Service.
Questions regarding ticket requests can emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org