Sports fans around the world will no doubt have their own bucket list when it comes to events they’d love to see live. The great beauty about following sport is that it can take you to some amazing places around the globe. Here is a look at five sporting events you must see before you die.
The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club is arguably the most famous golf event in the world. It takes place annually in April and it is the first of the four Major Championships on the calendar. The course in Georgia makes this event so special as it is a thing of beauty. Augusta is always in pristine condition for this tournament, something the world’s best players appreciate. 2015 champion Jordan Spieth is the 10/1 favourite with the bookmakers to win his second Green Jacket at the 2018 Masters. If you are going to have a bet on the tournament before going to the Masters next year, don’t forget to take look at the best sign up offers and free bets on offer as listed by Oddschecker before you put down your money.
The Olympics takes place every four years and is a multi-sport event where the best sportsmen and women compete in their respective disciplines. Organisers like to vary the continent which plays hosts to the summer competition. In 2016, Rio de Janiero put on a fantastic Games, while in 2012 London welcomed the world for the event. If you are lucky enough to be in a host city during the Olympics, you will experience a brilliant atmosphere in and around the Olympic village. You will meet sports fans from all over the world who are uniting for their love and passion for the games. The opening ceremony officially opens the Olympics and is a brilliant occasion where a number of different acts perform at the track and field stadium before every nation’s participants are welcomed into the arena.
Annual sports events don’t come any bigger than the Super Bowl. This match-up is the championship game in the National Football League where the AFC Conference winners take on the NFC Conference champions for the Vince Lombardi Trophy and the title of world champions. The Super Bowl is watched by millions each year around the world and is such a big event that even if you are not hugely into American football, it is something you feel like you can’t miss. Some of the biggest names in the world of music have played the half-time show such as Lady Gaga in 2017, while the city which holds the game is full of parties in the lead up to the contest. In 2018 Minnesota will host the tie at the impressive U.S Bank Stadium, which only opened in 2016 and looks to be one of the best sports stadia in America.
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If you enjoy watching tennis, Wimbledon has to be at the top of your list of sports events to visit. The Grand Slam event takes place in London every summer and it is a tournament which prides itself on keeping with tradition. There is a strict dress code for the world’s best players as they must wear white on the lawn at the All-England Club. Tickets are available for all the showcase courts or you can just buy a pass for the grounds on any day during the tournament. The famous Henman Hill is a great spot to watch the tennis on the big screen in the sun eating strawberries and cream.
World Cup Final
The World Cup final is the biggest game in international soccer and only takes place every four years. 32 teams start the tournament and only two can make it through to this game. In 2014, Germany beat Argentina in the final after extra-time to lift the trophy in Brazil. Russia will host the 2018 tournament, while in 2022 the competition will be in Qatar. Tickets for this game are not easy to come by and can be very expensive.
If you are planning to go to one of these five events in the near future, plan as early as possible to avoid disappointment when it comes to flights and tickets.