This post was written by Ralph Starks, a blogger and traveler who enjoys exploring the world in the best ways possible.
Travelling is more than just an excuse to get out of the house, it is something which combines passions as well.
To get away and enjoy the beach or a new city can be a great way to spend those vacation days but combining a love of sports with travelling has become incredibly popular. There are so many sports where countries and clubs have huge or incredible stadiums that they call home.
Fenway Park, Boston
Home to the Boston Red Sox, this has been one of the most historic baseball stadiums in the United States. The Red Sox have been playing there since 1912 and have brought home nine World Series titles in their history. This season has not been one of their best where they sit fourth out of five in the AL East and low down in MLB odds for the year.
Its history makes it stand out, as well as the unique angular dimensions and quirky left field wall which has stood the test of time. As new stadiums come and go, Fenway Park remains and is a must see for any sports fan.
Madison Square Garden, New York
There are so may reasons to visit New York, there are so many sights and experiences, and Maddison Square Garden always ranks highly amongst tourists.
Opened in 1968 it hosts the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL). It is the oldest hockey arena as well as being able to move the hardwood floor in to host the basketball.
In the centre of Manhattan, this is an incredible venue for sports fans to experience within one of the most exciting cities in the world.
Lambeau Field, Wisconsin
The Green Bay Packers (NFL) have played their home games here since 1957, where it was originally named City Stadium.
What makes the venue well worth the visit are the people, the “cheeseheads” as they are known across the NFL; as well as the extreme weather conditions that their side play in. The cold, snowy weather which the Packers often have to play give the games an extra level of excitement. It is the oldest continually operating NFL stadium in the league and the history is all around you while you take in the game.
Wembley Stadium, London
The new Wembley Stadium stands on the site of the old one which was knocked down in 2002. England’s national stadium hosts FA Cup finals, National Team football games as well as NFL games, concerts and much more.
Opened again in 2007 the new stadium olds a capacity of 90,000 and the Wembley Arch raising 134 meters high over the stadium is landmark piece of modern architecture in London. Not only is it one of the most modern and state of the art stadiums in the world, it also hosts some of the biggest games in sports, and biggest fights in boxing which draws the fans from around the world.
In the state of Georgia, the Augusta golf course has become one of the most advanced and beautiful courses in world golf. It is one of the most exclusive clubs in the world while hosting the Master Series it is one of the most popular venues for golf fans. Augusta uses some of the most advanced and experimental maintenance of the course which gives meticulous detail to its finish which make it a must see for golf fans.
Monte Carlo is a vibrant and bustling metropolis and for one weekend a year the city hosts the infamous Formula 1 Grand Prix.
The streets are closed, and the cars go flying down the winding streets with the crowds gathering across different corners. The tight corners, fast chicanes and beautiful backdrop make the event one to admire and experience at least once.
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia
For those looking to head to the land down-under, the Melbourne Cricket ground is the largest cricket ground in the world as well as having the tallest stadium floodlights which allows the action to go on into the night.
It also has hosted many different events, including Australian rules football, rugby and athletics, but cricket is the reason many people will come to the MCG from all over the world.
Beijing National Stadium, China
Built for the 2008 Olympic Games this amazing stadium is known as the bird’s nest for its shape and design, it is a work of art. It holds 80,000 people in a concrete bowl styles seating and cost nearly $480 million to build. The eastern and western sides stand higher than the others to improve the sightlines of spectators and has since hosted football, athletics, and concerts as well as other events since the Olympic Games.
There are many different places around the world where people can experience some of the most exciting sports events. To travel to see them makes the experience even more enjoyable.