Oct 24, 2019
Chris Wright Toe Poke author
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The 2 travelling fans arrived in plenty of time for a match at Gent. The issue was that their cherished Reds were playing over 150 kilometres away in Genk– with a “k”.
According to Sporza, the fans just realised their mistake 30 minutes before kick-off after failing to find the Genk arena, mainly because it is on the other side of Belgium.
They were able to find a bar and view the match where they presented for a slightly awkward picture with their match tickets
However, there is a silver lining of sorts, with regional side KAA Gent (who, for an additional layer of confusion, are based in the city of Ghent) providing the pair complimentary tickets to attend their Europa League tie against Wolfsburg the following evening.
Als iemand deze twee kent of hun gegevens heeft, zeg hen dat ze vanavond welkom zijn in de Ghelamco Arena voor #GntWol!
— KAA Gent (@KAAGent) October 24, 2019
Gent likewise offered to offer the lost Liverpool supporters a crash course in Belgian location to hopefully avoid similar mishaps in the future.
Still, it might be worse. They might have been one of the 400 Athletic Bilbao fans who missed out on the 2012 Europa League last by charting a course to the incorrect nation entirely after mistakenly travelling to the Hungarian capital of Budapest instead of the match place in Bucharest, Romania.
Manchester United providing fans opportunity to view games on Old Trafford sofa
@ManUtd and Marriott have revealed the “Seat of Dreams” – a brand-new principle that will be gone for the club’s Old Trafford stadium.
The brand-new addition at the Theatre of Dreams will be granted to four fans at random through a complimentary upgrade to their existing match ticket. pic.twitter.com/eJKZYy5i0o
— Front Office Sports (@frntofficesport) October 23, 2019
Manchester United are offering their fans a piece of real high-end by laying on a brand-new VIP experience at Old Trafford on matchdays.
United will treat 4 fans per game to a complimentary upgrade to their ticket which will enable them access to the “Seat of Dreams”– a sofa set up in the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand
In fairness a huge, plush sofa is precisely what you require to nap in comfort while United grind their method through 90 minutes of toil.
Before you scoff, it’s possibly worth keeping in mind that United aren’t the first group to ply fans with gimmicky furnishings. Vice versa, in truth …
En el duelo entre Insect y St. Gallen se vio algo único: dos personalities disfrutaron el partido en un jacuzzi pic.twitter.com/9piqMF90 xy
— DIRECTV Sports (@DIRECTVSports) March 11, 2013
Swiss club Insect Zurich had the concept to supply fans with a VIP experience that consisted of seats in a pitchside jacuzzi at the Letzigrund Stadium in addition to generous access to a supply of complimentary beer.
Leyton Orient added a “third dugout” to their arena at the start of the season that housed eight paying fans in the corner of the ground and consisted of pizza shipment at half-time.
— Vitesse (@MijnVitesse) February 13, 2016
As a Valentine’s Day promo in 2016, Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem allowed a loved-up couple to view their Eredivisie tie versus Heerenveen from a double-bed installed at their stadium.
— Yahoo Sport UK (@YahooSportUK) February 12, 2018
Taking Vitesse’s concept and ramping it up a notch, Bayern Munich offered their supporters the opportunity to watch matches from the luxurious vantage of their own personal hotel suite.
It’s times like this we refer back to the St Pauli sausage train, which we truthfully presumed would be the pinnacle of in-stadium technology. pic.twitter.com/fxz8a1Yp9t
— Who Consumed All The Pies (@waatpies) Might 19, 2017
Obviously, it would be remiss to not offer an honourable reference to the real peak of matchday VIP opulence– specifically, the St Pauli miniature sausage train, which tooted around the ground and delivered wursts to hungry fans without them having to leave their seat.