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The top sports spectating holidays as handpicked by the experts

If you’re looking for some inspiration on where to go in order to participate in some of the biggest sporting events out there, then read on, as we’ve got the lowdown from the experts.

By LLM Reporters  |  April 21, 2022
Aerial view of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York
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What’s your sport of choice? Are you a football fanatic, a keen cricket watcher, a tennis enthusiast, or perhaps Formula One is the sport that gets you up at all hours cheering on your favourite?

Whichever sport it is that incites that passion deep within, it only goes without saying that you’re likely to have the desire to take in a game, race, match or two to be part of the crackling atmosphere that a live sporting event can bring. Perhaps you’re not even a die-hard fan but just love to take in the ambience of a game day on your travels, there are events all over the world that you can head to in order to combine your passion for travel and top-level sporting entertainment.

If you’re looking for some inspiration on where to go in order to participate in some of the biggest sporting events out there, then read on, as we’ve got the lowdown from the experts at www.betting.com/gb – one the UK’s leading online betting platforms that aims to keep things simple – for their top picks.

Monaco Monte Carlo
Formula One in Monaco has been on the race calendar for 90 years. Image credit: Birute Vijeikiene/Bigstock.com

Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2022

One event that becomes the hot topic across the world every four years is, of course, the FIFA World Cup, and this year sees the tournament being undertaken across Qatar during the nation’s winter season. With a chance to take in a game from November 21st to December 18th in the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East and Arab World as well explore the country on your travels, this is certain to be one for the books. Brazil are the current favourites with the UK bookmakers to win with France and England close behind, who do you think will do it this time?

Monaco for the Monaco Grand Prix

The tiny sovereign city-state on the French Riviera positively crackles with energy in the lead up to its biggest sporting event, and this year’s event on May 29th is sure to be as exciting as ever. Will Verstappen, Hamilton, Leclerc lift the winner’s trophy or are your odds on someone else? Watch the racetrack action from the stands or from the unique position of a luxury yacht, and while you’re in town, don’t forget to enjoy a spot of shopping, fine dining and sailing for the full Monaco experience.

Aerial view of Melbourne CBD in the morning
Australia is this year hosting the T20 World Cup in October and November. Image credit: ymgerman/Bigstock.com

New York for the baseball

The major league baseball season started just last week and is due to run until early October, promising a whole heap of fun both on the pitch and in the stands. Head to the United States’ most buzzing metropolis and take in a game at either the Yankees Stadium in the Bronx to watch the New York Yankees or visit Citi Field in Queens to cheer on the New York Mets, and you won’t be disappointed with the winning atmosphere. When you’re done, immerse yourself in all the delights that the city has to offer, from Broadway musicals to film locations, top restaurants, epic views from up high and so much more.

Australia for the cricket T20 World Cup

Though India and England offer some great opportunities to enjoy a cricket game, Australia is this year hosting the T20 World Cup in October and November, which will provide the perfect opportunity to combine a lovely sunny holiday with watching a leisurely game of the sport. The hosts, along with India, are early favourites to win the tournament, will you hedge your bets with a favourite or go with an outsider? Whether you’re planning on taking in a match in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney or other, you can be sure that your non cricketing days will be filled with a range of pleasurable activities.

overall aerial view of Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is hosting the Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament in September

England for The Championships, Wimbledon

One of tennis’s four Grand Slam tournaments and the oldest in the world, Wimbledon is one that shines a spotlight on the game for the last week in June and the first week in July every year. It’s not just the famous faces in the stands that gets people talking, but the on-court action always provides some thrilling entertainment too. Combine with a trip to the capital or forego London and head to the West Country to enjoy some cool coastal hot spots.

South Africa for the Rugby World Cup Sevens

Head south in September to take in the action from the Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament, the first to take place on the African continent. Cape Town is hosting the three-day event from the 9th to the 11th of the month and is hosting 24 men’s teams and 16 women’s teams. Watch the action on the pitch and then set off and enjoy the delights that this country has to offer, whether it’s vineyard hopping to sip on seductive local wines, taking yourself off on a safari or simply enjoying the highlights of Cape Town, the beautiful people and places of South Africa won’t disappoint.

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