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Friday 17 August 2012

Barclays Premier League Trophy Tour opens for business

Fans in Manchester sample unique experience of the world's most popular football league

  • Fans arrive at the entrance to the Barclays Premier League Trophy Tour in Manchester

  • Supporters sample the atmosphere of a Barclays Premier League match

  • A fan has his photo taken as a Topps playing card

  • Supporters get a close-up of the Barclays Premier League trophy

Supporters are getting up close and personal with the Premier League as the Barclays Premier League Trophy Tour opens its doors in Manchester.

The free family-friendly interactive experience is in England for the first time after two years in the Middle East and Asia, taking residence in Albert Square, Manchester for the next four days.

The Tour is open from 11am-7pm from Thursday, August 16th to Sunday, August 19th, and you can be part of the action.

To book your free priority place for this unique event, visit the Barclays Trophy Tour website:

The Tour, which gives supporters the chance to learn about the Barclays Premier League clubs, players and history, is in England to mark the start of the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League campaign, which starts on Saturday August 18th.

Fans are taken through four zones where they can get involved in the numerous interactive displays. For example you can test your speed against Arsenal winger Theo Walcott and your arm span against Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.

There is also the opportunity to have a picture taken with the iconic Barclays Premier League Trophy with the help of green-screen technology.

Premier League legend Peter Schmeichel will also be at the event on Friday, August 17th from 11am.

The Tour is not the only event taking place in Albert Square over the next four days, as there are a host of other attractions on offer.

There is an exclusive chance to play the brand new EA Sports FIFA 13 game, which is not released in England until October, while a Sky Sports News pod features a replica of their studio so supporters can try to emulate the likes of Jim White or Kirsty Gallagher.

The Barclays Ticket Office is also in the square to give supporters the chance to win match tickets while supporters are able to create their own personalised Match Attax cards.

Manchester City is bringing the spirit of City Square to Albert Square as 'Fan Zone Danny' gives out City goodies, Manchester United is offering performances from its official choir, and both the Liverpool and Everton street dance crews are attending.

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Key Points

  • Barclays Premier League Trophy Tour visits Manchester
  • Interactive experience takes place in Albert Square between August 16th-19th
  • Fans can book free priority places at the Trophy Tour website
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