Barclays Premier League set to celebrate 250 millionth fan landmark
The Barclays Premier League is preparing to welcome the 250 millionth fan through the turnstiles. Just over 20 years after the world’s most popular league launched on Saturday 15 August 1992, Barclays are looking to reward fans from Tottenham Hotspur with an ‘ultimate matchday experience’.
The quarter-billion fan mark is expected to be reached on Tuesday evening, November 27 when Sunderland host Queens Park Rangers at The Stadium of Light and Aston Villa take on Reading at Villa Park.
To mark the occasion Barclays, title sponsor of the Barclays Premier League, is launching a ‘Find the Fan’ competition to reward a supporter and three friends from each of the 20 clubs with a VIP trip to see their team in a Barclays Premier League match, including hospitality and first class travel and accommodation.
Barclays’ photographers will be at all 20 Barclays Premier League fixtures on November 27 and 28, and will be taking exclusive pictures of both home and away fans on the matchdays to find a fan from each club to represent the 250 million fans. The images will be uploaded onto the Barclays Football Facebook site facebook.com/BarclaysFootball where fans will be asked to identify themselves to be eligible for the VIP prize draw.
Barclays are also taking a look back at the past 21 seasons by sharing some of the best images of those action packed years across their social media channels and inviting fans to post their memories of these historic moments. Fans should go to facebook.com/BarclaysFootball for more details.