Yes, indeed, Fooch is going to London! Given the nature of yesterday's World Cup matchup between England and the United States, I figured now is as good a time as any to pass along this news. After some pondering I finally decided to bite the bullet and get a plane ticket to head over and hopefully catch our beloved 49ers in their matchup against the Denver Broncos at Wembley Stadium on October 31. I have some friends in London so even if any ticket options fall through, I've got plenty to keep me otherwise occupied. However, I definitely plan on doing what I can to get into the game, be it through tickets or any potential kind of media credential.
I'll be heading over for a week around the game, so hopefully I'll be able to take part in any pre-game buildup. I wanted to throw this post up so I could get an idea of who might be thinking of heading over for the game, and also, exactly how many London-based readers we've got. I know we have a few, but maybe others have been lurking.
If you're thinking of heading over to London for the game, or you definitely are heading over, I strongly encourage you to get a plane ticket ASAP. I managed a good deal out of SFO to London via Air Canada at $520 roundtrip (stopping in Calgary going and Toronto returning). Obviously going for a week and having fairly flexible dates makes it easier, but there are some decent deals to be had out there. I recommend kayak.com, although I'm sure other folks have other sites they prefer.