200 members of The Arsenal membership scheme became the first in the Club’s history to play in a 5-a-side tournament on the beautiful Emirates Stadium pitch last Thursday. 

The unique event which raised over £10,000 for The Arsenal Charitable Trust, saw members who had never met before team up with one another in a 24-team tournament. With coaching from Arsenal legends Charlie George and Sammy Nelson it was a day to remember for all involved especially the winners who were awarded their winners’ medals by Arsenal goalkeeping legend Bob Wilson. Spectators were also given the opportunity to cheer on the players from the stadium’s swanky Club Level areas and enjoy a day out in the sun.  

Arsenal member James Mandell who played at the event said of the event, “How many fans let alone Arsenal fans can claim to have played on one of the best pitches in world football. It was a dream come true for me and an event I hope they replicate next year.”

The Arsenal Pitch Event is one of many events put on for members of The Arsenal membership scheme throughout the season. Others include an invitation to Members’ Day where attendees watch the first team train followed by player Q&As and signing sessions with the first team, plus the opportunity to watch Arsenal Away Screenings in the prestigious Club Level areas of Emirates Stadium. 

Other membership benefits include:
Fantastic Ticket Accessibility: Last season 140,000 tickets were made available to Red level members, with a minimum guarantee of 1,500 tickets made available for every Premier League game played at Emirates Stadium. Further ticket benefits can be accessed by using our Ticket Exchange Service and Friends and Family option. 

Members also have the opportunity to book away match tickets (subject to availability) and have priority for the Emirates Cup and international matches at Emirates Stadium. 

Members’ Welcome Pack: The 2010/11 membership welcome pack includes a 2010/11 yearbook, exclusive members’ DVD, a ‘Spirit of Highbury’ poster and Arsenal Legend Eddie Hapgood’s autobiography. 

How to apply
Red level membership for the 2010/11 season starts at £27 with our direct debit offer. To join either call 0844 277 3625 or apply online by clicking here

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25 May 2010