As Bournemouth continue to defend their right to remain in the Premier League, we at StubHub are proud to announce Bournemouth AFC tickets, allowing you to watch the Cherries as they embark on their 2017-2018 Premier League campaign! With Leicester City in 2016 proving that hard work and determination can see any team lift the title, there's no doubt that Bournemouth have been equally inspired to make the most of this upcoming season! Many believed that last season was going to prove difficult for Bournemouth, however, Eddie Howe's team proved almost everyone wrong as the Cherries finished ninth, their best ever league finish. So don't miss the chance to see Bournemouth battle it out live, and buy your Bournemouth tickets now!
The Cherries' History
Formed sometime in 1899, Bournemouth’s footballing history would never have been called notable, with the team standing as a constant in both League One and the Football League Championship (The divisions just under the Premier League). Their nickname, “The Cherries” actually arrived twenty years later, and the origins of this nickname is something that splits fans. For example, one side states that “Cherries” derive from the colour of the red stripes that the team’s kit includes, while the other side claim it’s in relation to their grounds. Dean Court actually sat beside the Cooper-Dean estate, well-known for its cherry orchard. As many fans will tell you, it wasn’t until 2014, that Bournemouth have really proved their worth, when the team beat Birmingham City an impressive 8-0! In fact, their entire performance in 2014, leading them to win the Championship title is what brought them to the Premier League, and while they've certainly diced with relegation, the fact that the team remains in England's top tier is a testament to their dedication.
Top Bournemouth matches ahead
The team will be facing Manchester City as one of their first matches, and there's little doubt that the team will be hoping to avoid a repeat of last season's performances against Guardiola's superstars. Straight after that tough fixture, the Cherries will be travelling to the Emirates Stadium to play Arsenal. If Bournemouth survive these upcoming bouts, they'll be really proving themselves as a top-tier team. Under the guidance of manager Eddie Howe, the goals of Norwegian Josh King may prove pivotal in the matches ahead! So prepare to watch some of the most exciting matches in the Premier League in 2017-2018 and buy your Bournemouth tickets now!