Biggest Sporting Events Of 2013
Although we have another year to wait before the most famous global sporting event, the football World Cup, which takes place in Brazil in 2014, there are nevertheless plenty of exciting events taking place across the world in the coming year. In the UK alone there is the British Grand Prix, Wimbledon, Royal Ascot and much more to look forward to, and for those who fancy travelling further afield there is an extensive calendar of events taking place worldwide.
UEFA Champions League Final, Wembley Stadium, London, May 25th
The final of football’s European Cup returns to Wembley in 2013, breaking two records – the only country to host the final seven times and the first ever country to play host for two years out of three. Visitors to London can spend their time checking out some of the other attractions before the match, many of which are free. These include the Science and Natural History Museums, the National Portrait Gallery and Hyde Park. If you have spending money burning a hole in your pocket have a turn on the London Eye for a bird’s-eye view of all the capital has to offer.
Superbowl XLVII, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, February 3rd
The 47th Superbowl will be held in New Orleans on February 3rd to determine the winner of the American Football 2012 league. Due to this event the carnival (Mardi Gras) celebrations will be rescheduled, most probably for a week earlier than originally planned. New Orleans is nestled on the banks of the Mississippi, one of the longest rivers in the world. The upscale Garden District has some of the finest Southern mansions still standing today, and the French Quarter has some of the best-known restaurants in the world, such as Antoine’s, which has been open since the 19th century.
Tour de France 100th Edition, Corsica to Paris, June 29th – July 21st
Corsica is currently the only Metropolitan District of France the tour has not passed through, so organiser’s thought it apt to begin the 100th tour here. The mountains in Corsica make an ideal location for a walking, cycling or horse-riding holiday with some breathtaking scenery to be admired. The tour will end as always in Paris, the nation’s capital. Here tourists can take a stroll down the iconic Champs Élysée, admire some fine art in the Louvre or simply take time out to people watch from a pavement café with a baguette and a café au lait.
Watching a sporting event live is an incomparable experience to watching on television at home or in the pub. If you can find the time to visit one of the host cities of a major sporting event in 2013 then give it a try. Whether you book into fancy hotels or find accommodation on folding beds or sofas at a friend’s house you will not regret being part of the excitement.
What event are you most looking forward to?
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