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Travel Tips for the Sports Enthusiast

It could be argued we are now living in the Golden Age of Sport; with astounding arenas and a variety of competitions around the world, sports fanatics are spoiled when it comes to choosing where to watch their favorite game. A day out at your local athletic venue is now more than watching a spectator sport. The atmosphere that is created and the tension felt by spectators, make watching your beloved game a favorite pastime for many loyal fans.

Previously, fans had to endure terrible stadiums with poor visibility and tired furnishings. However in this sports revolution that we are experiencing, stadiums are being refurbished and breath-taking new sports arenas are being built to facilitate the ever growing sports industry. The list could be never ending on where to travel to watch various sports, however hereis a short-listed a few the most popoular sports destinations:

The first sporting destination is ‘The Madison Square Garden’ in New York, NY. Whether you’re a keen basketball fan or not, MSG is a must-see sporting venue! MSG is home to both the prestigious New York Kicks in NBA and New York Rangers in the NHL.  Arguably one of the most famous basketball arenas in the world, the sporting venue is a real-treat for any sports fan. The basketball arena is the busiest in Manhattan with various games taking place every other day. With a capacity of nearly 20,000 spectators at a big game the atmosphere at the MSG is truly thrilling. Book in advance to catch one of the home team games!

However, if it’s (European) football that you’re interested in, you are truly spoilt for choice on where to visit! With astonishing stadiums around the world there is plenty of choice on where to watch the beautiful game. Book tickets at Manchester United’s ‘Old Trafford’; the remarkable stadium is home to one of the world’s greatest football teams ‘Manchester United’. Many world-famous footballers have débuted at ‘Old Trafford’ including Christiano Ronaldo and David Beckham. On your visit to ‘The Theatre of Dreams’ it is worthwhile taking the guided tour around the stadium. This includes seeing the player’s dressing rooms and football museum. To add to the excitement of your visit to ‘The Old Trafford,’ book tickets for one of Manchester United’s big games like the derby against rivals Manchester city. The anticipation and excitement in the stadium will be a memorable experience for any football fanatic.

For cricket fans there is one not-be-missed sporting destination – Melbourne cricket ground in Melbourne, Australia. It is the biggest cricket ground in the world and the biggest stadium of any kind in Australia, making it a definite must-see sporting venue. The venue was first built in 1853 and the first game was played in 1854. Yet, the venue still hosts many prestigious cricket games including The Ashes Test. With a capacity of 100,000 match days are truly exhilarating, why not book tickets to enjoy your favourite past time in the gorgeous Australian sun!

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