Sports fans make up some of the world’s most notorious travellers. Look no further than a televised away game of our beloved hometown NBA Champions. The Toronto Raptors are well known for their ravenous fan base that has members showing up in opponents’ arenas all over the United States.
As a sports fan, you’re likely fascinated by the many sports stadiums, arenas and domes across the world that are home to some of the famous teams on the planet. In addition to playing fields, there are numerous Halls of Fame, sports-related complexes, parks and practice facilities that are also worth visiting.
Here are three top destinations for the sports fan in you:
Every staunch baseball fan knows the whereabouts of The Baseball Hall of Fame. The Hall itself is often referred to as “Cooperstown”. This year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on July 26th. The weekend spanning from the 24th to the 27th is known as Hall of Fame Weekend in Cooperstown and this year’s ceremony is a big one.
New York Yankees great, Derek Jeter will be honoured along with the second-ever Canadian to be inducted into the Hall, Larry Walker. A July trip to see the induction ceremony as well as the 60,000 square feet of exhibit space that displays tons of priceless treasures from baseball’s past is practically a must for any big-time baseball fan.
“Cooperstown itself is charming,” notes HotelPower.com, “Visitors can get around on old-fashioned trolleys that go from Main Street to the museums in town. Cooperstown’s special events range from an annual canoe regatta and baseball games at Doubleday Field to crafts shows, harvest festivals, car shows, special Christmas activities, and golf tournaments at the Leatherstocking Golf Course.”
World famous Wembley Stadium is home to the England’s national football (read “soccer”) team. “The soccer stadium of Wembley is one of the city’s favourite stadiums and the largest in the UK,” notes HuffPost, courtesy of Booking.com, “You can have a quick bite at one of the kiosks on the stadium’s first and fifth levels, with a selection including fish and chips, burgers and pizza.”
However, it should go without saying that it’s far from the only sight you’ll enjoy when visiting the nation’s capital. London is known for tons of tourist attractions including Canary Wharf, Trafalgar Square and The London Eye.
We know what you’re thinking. The football fan in you is likely chomping at the bit to fly down to Miami, Florida to catch Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium this Sunday. But since the NFL season is about to come to its annual huge closing, you may want to check out some football of another kind. Carrara Stadium in Queensland, Australia is home to the Gold Coast Suns of the Australian Football League.
Also known as Metricon Stadium, it “is one of the greenest and most contemporary stadiums in Australia,” says HotelPower.com, “Inside the stadium you will find a wide variety of take-away food options including pizza, fish and chips and sushi. However, the hot beef pie is the beloved snack in Australia, so you need to give it a try before heading back home.”
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