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25/07/2018 | Premier Inn searches for the UK's most travelled football fan to help make supporting their team at away games easier

Premier Inn pledges to award a superfan with an ‘Away Day Season Ticket’ - accommodation for every away league game of the football season.

With the football season fast approaching, Premier Inn is preparing to host thousands of fans who are travelling across the country to support their team. Renowned for clocking up some serious mileage, dedicated football fans will go to great lengths to make sure they never miss a game even if that means travelling for hours and missing out on a good night’s sleep.

To make the experience of following their beloved team a little easier, Premier Inn has created the Away Day Season Ticket to give the most travelled football fan the comfort they need to get through the highs and lows of the season. 

The special ticket will grant one lucky fan free accommodation before or after their team play a league game away from home. This one of a kind ticket, which could be worth more than £1,000, has been created to ensure the fan has a great place to start every away game day. With more than 750 locations around the country, fans can find a Premier Inn hotel within 6 miles of every stadium in the top four football leagues in the UK.

This season, Plymouth will rack up the most miles, travelling a total of 4868.2 miles to attend away league games. The clubs who will travel the furthest to visit away games during the 2018-19 season (by road) are as follows:

   LEAGUE    CLUB
  DISTANCE TRAVELLED
  TO ALL LEAGUE AWAY
  GAMES BY ROAD IN MILES
   Premier League      
   Newcastle United       3554.5 miles
   Championship     Swansea City       3570.7 miles
   League One     Plymouth Argyle       4868.2 miles
   League Two     Carlisle United       4206.2 miles

* Source: Premier Inn

John Annoh at Premier Inn:

“Every season we welcome thousands of football fans through our doors. We know that travelling up and down the country can take its toll and there’s nothing like a good night’s sleep and a decent breakfast to set you up for a big day ahead. We wanted to recognise the dedication and passion of the fans and give one particularly dedicated super fan a great place to start or end each and every away match, to make the travelling experience that much easier.”

How to enter:

Fans will be judged on their eligibility for the Away Day Season Ticket based on their answers to the following questions: email premierinncompetition@whitbread.com to enter

  • How many away games did you attend last season?
  • Have you missed any important life events (weddings, birthdays, milestones) to watch your club play?
  • What football team do you support?


Summary Terms and Conditions:

UK, 18+ only. 26/07/18 – 31/07/18. No purchase necessary. Internet access and valid email address required. Send an email   to premierinncompetition@whitbread.com and tell us why you are the best ‘Away Day” fan including how many away games you have been to last season, whether you have missed any life events to watch an away game, and the team you support in up to 100 words to be entered into the competition. The Prize: One winner will win a season’s worth of accommodation for away day games within their UK league (2018-2019 season) at Premier Inn hotels in the UK.

Full Terms & prize details here.

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