Wanted: USA’s No1 Premier League fan
Are you American? Are you a big fan of the Premier League? Well if you’ve answered a big YES to those, you could be in luck…
National tourism agency, VisitBritain, is on the hunt for the USA’s biggest Premier League fan. Why? So they can send them on a dream trip to the UK to attend a match in England’s top division.
They want football fans from across the pond to record a short video explaining what makes them the biggest Premier League fan in America.
According to VisitBritain, the US ranks fourth globally for the number of overseas visitors to Britain who watch a live Premier League match during their trip.
The competition is going out across social media with the hashtags #SuperFootballFan and #OMGB (Oh My GREAT Britain).
The UK plays host to a wide range of world-class sporting action every year. Football is the number one sporting draw for tourists.
Latest figures show there were 2.7 million visits from the US to the UK from January to September 2016, up 3 per cent on the same period in 2015. Those tourists spent £2.5 billion, which was the highest spend for any January – September period since records began in 1961.
You can submit video entries for the competition online until March 31, 2017.
Further details can be found at www.visitbritain.com/superfan