Space in the press box and around the pitch is limited and safety requirements for the public, players and members of the press are paramount.

Football DataCo manages the central accreditation scheme for all Premier League and EFL matches, as well as for domestic Cup fixtures played at these grounds (EFL Cup, EFL Trophy and FA Cup up to and including the Quarter-Finals). Match day access is then arranged locally with the home club on their availability of space.

The below information serves as a guide for all accreditation applications:

Full season applications (to attend matches across the season)

Please complete and return two copies of the relevant agreement at the bottom of this page.

All applications must be submitted with a copy of the organisation’s public liability Insurance cover note for the minimum amount of:

– £5million for Premier League matches
– £2million for EFL matches

All individuals for whom applications are made must read and be aware of our Privacy Policy.

If applying on behalf of an agency/freelancer or newspaper, we will also require:

For Premier League applications:

Journalists
30 football match reports published in national newspapers (or equivalent) within the last 12 months (with the corresponding payment invoices if an agency/freelancer)

Photographers
30 football match action photographs published in national newspapers (or equivalent) within the last 12 months (with the corresponding payment invoices if an agency/freelancer)

For EFL applications:

Journalists
15 football match reports published in regional newspapers (or equivalent) within the last 12 months (with the corresponding payment invoices if an agency/freelancer)

Photographers
15 football match action photographs published in regional newspapers (or equivalent) within the last 12 months (with the corresponding payment invoices if an agency/freelancer)

All applications must be submitted via post, using the address on the contacts page. All cuttings and invoices should be matched.

Single match applications (to attend a specific fixture)

Please email accreditations@football-dataco.com at least 10 days prior to the requested match, stating the interest in the fixture and the publication to be accredited. Football DataCo will then advise on the possibility of accreditation accordingly. Please be aware that the submission of public liability insurance cover is also required to proceed with any single match applications.