I'm planning on going to the Barcelona - Levante match on April 20th and then the Chelsea - Swansea match on April 27th. Does anyone have experience on the best way to get tickets because I will need to buy three tickets to each game?
Good luck man. You waited a little late to start your search. Check the normal outlets for tickets, but you might have to do resale. Figure out if the clubs require you to be a "club member" or whatever in order to get tickets. Check facebook for team specific "ticket exchanges" where fans are trying to sell their tickets. You usually arrange to pick up the tickets from the people the day of the game or earlier, and you pay them then. Don't do money order or anything stupid like that.
I've seen soccer matches in 5 different European countries and the process was different for each one.
England- Fulham game, just bought the tickets online and printed them out before the game. Easy. Wanted to get Arsenal tickets. Needed a membership. Not easy. Expensive. Gave up.
France - bought them online. Printed and/or picked them up from the stadium. Easy.
Italy - Bought ahead of time. Picked up the tickets ahead of the game. The hardest part was figuring out where to go.
Netherlands - Couldn't get AZ Alkmaar tickets because they have the whole membership deal, but their game was an away game (and the club they were playing ALSO had a membership deal thing) so I just emailed them and explained that I was a big FC Nijmegen fan (lol) from the US who wanted to come see a match while I was in town. They said yes, that they would hold tickets for us and we would pay for them at the game. Those tickets were pretty cheap, too.
Ireland - just went up to the gate at the start of the match and bought a ticket and went in. It wasn't hard. I even brought my fish and chips in with me. Super laid back, unlike the other countries.
In terms of "chillness" I would say it went Ireland, England, Holland, France/Italy. Different atmospheres at each game. Some places allowed smoking (even the good stuff) and alcohol. Others didn't. Camera rules were also different at each. Look that kind of stuff up ahead of time.
This post was edited on 3/23 at 1:39 pm