Last updated on November 4, 2021
There are many reasons to travel, some fun, some less fun. Some of us travel for work, while others go chasing blue skies and radiating sunshine. Some might go skiing, while others prefer a city break. We might travel alone, with a partner, or a group of friends. We may be going to meet loved ones overseas, or we might return having made new connections that last a lifetime.
Another great reason to travel is to attend a sporting event. While matches, games, and races take place on an almost daily basis, some go down in history due to their significance and many fans would do anything to be there when it happens.
Of all the events, here are some of the most momentous sporting events worth travelling for.
There are few sports that people will gladly wait up until 3 AM to watch live, but boxing is one of them. Over the years, there have been some spectacular fights among the sport’s biggest names, including George Foreman, Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, and Mike Tyson.
Most of these matches take place in Las Vegas, the world’s unofficial home of boxing. Of course, the city in the Nevadan desert is most famous for its casinos, but it’s become a hotbed of professional sports in more recent years, thanks in part to boxing.
Matches are hosted regularly within the huge arenas constructed inside these casinos, so you should find plenty of opportunities to visit throughout the year. However, ahead of the biggest fights, it’s a good idea to book early.
The Monaco Grand Prix
Formula 1 is the world’s most-watched motorsport. It’s been in existence since 1950 and has seen famous names like Michael Schumacher, Sir Jackie Stewart, and Max Verstappen all compete.
Because of their allure, Formula 1 and other leading motorsport categories are often used as a source of inspiration for games, movies, and other pop culture. For the online casino industry, which is always developing new and innovative types of games, one known as “races” has evolved where players race each other to get high scores on a leaderboard. Similarly, movies like Senna (2010), Cars (2006), and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) have all leaned heavily on these championships. There is even a Netflix reality show based in the world of F1!
While travelling to any Formula 1 race will be a great experience, none will be like the Monaco Grand Prix.
Monaco is one of the oldest circuits on the calendar and sees drivers twisted their way through the streets of Monte Carlo. Racing in a principality famed for wealth and glamour attracts a lot of the rich and famous, so the harbour is usually filled with yachts from which these people watch.
The atmosphere is also unlike any other race on the calendar, especially as the track is opened up each night for people to party on, making it well worth the trip.
The FIFA World Cup
Football is the world’s most-watched and most-played sport, with between three and four billion followers around the world. Every four years, all of the planet’s best players come together to compete for their countries in the FIFA World Cup.
Each tournament is played in a different nation, with fans travelling from all over just to watch their team play.
This creates a festival atmosphere like no other as people put aside their differences and celebrate a shared passion for the beautiful game. During the last World Cup, which was held in Russia, fans shared their national music with each other while riding on the Moscow Metro and the streets, such as Brazilian fans playing and singing Samba as they made their way to a game.
While it can be gutting to watch your team get knocked out of the tournament, especially if it’s during a penalty shootout, the atmosphere and unique experience that attending the World Cup offers is worth it.