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There is plenty to see and do in Inverness, but many people opt for a feast of football on a Saturday. While shopping, playing golf and sampling some of the city’s delicious restaurants is recommended, attending a local football match is a sure-fire way of immersing yourself into the community and having a great day out.
These days, our entertainment has become a lot more digital. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. You can log on to Netflix and immerse yourself in a true crime documentary, or you can head off to the jungle by spinning on the Amazon Wild slot at a casino. Casinos, streaming platforms, and social media are now all part of the fabric of entertainment. But while online games and movies can provide drama, but there is little that compares to heading to a football match in person. And, as a community club, Inverness Caledonian Thistle offers drama, excitement, and everything in between with the added spice of local representation. Below we look at some key reasons why you should get yourself down to the Caledonian Stadium on matchday.
A strong community-based club, without local people getting behind it, a smaller club like Inverness Caledonian Thistle would probably struggle to survive. Thankfully, with a solid set of supporters and a team that is steeped in history, the club is going strong in 2022. While it would ideally like to be in the highest division, people still watch in their thousands. Extremely passionate and welcoming, you’re likely to meet a selection of interesting people at an Inverness match, with many supporters attending matches for the social aspect of it. From good food and beer to an all-round vibrant atmosphere with people all being on the same team, it’s a great occasion to be a part of.
Genuine entertainment on offer
Unlike the highly sanitised product on offer in the Premier League, the standard of the game at Inverness Caledonian Thistle might not be as high as the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Harry Kane showcase on a weekly basis, but it’s almost a throwback to the good old days. A more authentic match day experience that isn’t hindered by selfie sticks and extortionate prices, you won’t break the bank at Caledonian Stadium. The football is genuinely entertaining too, especially if the team is in good form. Make sure you get there early to soak up the atmosphere, too.
Speaking of the atmosphere, it’s hard to find a better buzz anywhere else in Inverness. When the team scores, you won’t have heard anything like it. Additionally, when Inverness Caledonian Thistle manage to secure a win, the atmosphere in the city is electric. A real community-based club, most people in the city support the team and follow the action intensely, largely dedicating their lives to supporting the club and being one of the most loyal sets of supporters in the country. Given their passion for the cause, the atmosphere at a game is electric, despite the stadium only holding 7,512 people. For a relatively small set of supporters, fans of Inverness Caledonian Thistle certainly know how to make some noise.
Support the local community
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With many locals attending games on a regular basis and businesses partnering up with the club, be it for catering opportunities or simply through billboard advertising, attending matches at Inverness Caledonian Thistle is a great way of supporting the local community. Bringing fans to the city and helping businesses to thrive, without Inverness Caledonian Thistle, the city wouldn’t be the same. Supporting it helps it thrive.
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