Are you a sports fanatic, and are you planning a trip? We have chosen ten destinations for sports fanatics; there is something for all tastes and styles. Pack your bags and enjoy the journey to your favourite sport destiny.
Prudential Center, Newark
If sports are your passion, Newark is the place to be, it’s home to the Prudential Center, a large sports stadium located right in downtown Newark. And if you’re a hockey fan, this is the right place. The Prudential Center hosts various types of games, but here you can watch New Jersey Devils in their home arena. And to complete the tip, grant yourself a free bet before watching a game at Prudential Center.
Camp Nou, Barcelona
The most popular sport in the world, football. I know that there are more traditional stadiums with more history in the world, such as Maracanã, Wembley, or Azteca, to name just a few. But nowadays, there is no way to leave the Barcelona home of Neymar, Messi, and company out of this list. In addition to the incredible stadium, you can visit the Catalan team’s museum and tour some stadium parts, including the field. Having watched a Champions League semi-final at Camp Nou in 2015, I recommend that if you’re in town and Barcelona will play, go to the stadium!
Santiago Bernabeu, Spain
Continuing to browse the history of King Sport, it’s time to visit the White Temple. A visit to the Santiago Bernabéu is a classic for all sports lovers, whatever your team. Despite Madrid being a destination with many cultural offerings, the stadium is one of the most visited museums in the Spanish capital!
Madison Square Garden, New York
This one is for the basketball fan, the home of the New York Knicks. Wedged in the middle of New York, the gym may even go unnoticed for a more detached tourist. But only if there is no event on the day, otherwise the streets around you are filled with fans. For those who want to know the gym from the inside, visit the changing rooms and learn a little more about its history, it’s nice to take the tour they offer almost every day, from 9:30 am to 3 pm.
The most traditional of the four Grand Slams, Wimbledon is a tennis lover’s mecca with pristine grass courts. Watching a tournament match there is a challenging mission and requires a lot of planning, a lot of money, or patience to wait hours and hours in line for a remaining ticket. But it’s worth it.
Ferrari Museum, Maranello
If you still get up early to watch F-1 you’ll feel right at home in Maranello. In addition to the Ferrari factory (which unfortunately is closed to the public), the Ferrari Museum is a mandatory stop for F-1 lovers and, of course, the Italian team. In addition to seeing up-close models of cars that were world champions or drivers such as Gilles Villeneuve, Michael Schumacher, and others raced, it is possible to see trophies, photos, videos, play in simulators, and even change an F-1 tire.
Wrigley Field, Chicago
The second oldest baseball stadium in the US, it is home to the Chicago Cubs, the team that won the World Series last year, after a fast that had been going on since 1908. The stadium scoreboard is still the original, and it is manually operated to give you an idea. The Cubs offer daily tours of Wrigley Field that last an hour and a half. In addition to visiting the press booths, bleachers, locker rooms, and players’ benches, it is possible to see the legendary course in Chicago up close.
Sumo is Japan’s national sport and one of the oldest disciplines in the world. If you want to see your most famous fighters, the training they perform, and the rituals they follow before and after a fight in Tokyo, you can watch a movement of this ancient sport.
FedEx Field, Washington
The Washington Football Team home was opened in 1997 and had a capacity for up to 82,000 people. In the year of its debut, the stadium was called Jack Kent Cook Stadium (after the team’s former owner). The following year, delivery company FedEx acquired the rights and took over the name. As with all American sports leagues, in the NFL, we constantly see teams being sold to other cities, receiving different names, etc. One thing all NFL franchises have in common is the big stadiums.
Arena Mexico, Mexico
Finally, we entered the ring, put on the familiar coloured masks, and became a true Mexican fighter. It would be a great experience, right? However, this is not yet possible for tourists, but you can enjoy an authentic spectacle during a night of Mexican wrestling at Arena México. Built-in 1956 and with a capacity for 14,000 people, this stadium is the most crucial wrestling venue in the world.