With sports tourism becoming one of the industry's fastest-growing sectors, enthusiasts keep a keen eye on the world's major sporting events. Many individuals and groups of people are taking on this form of travelling since it combines the elements of travel, leisure, and sports, offering enthusiasts the opportunity to experience their favourite sports in different locations and immerse themselves in the culture and atmosphere surrounding sporting events. While most people prefer to visit a destination only to witness a sporting event of their choice, you can also do other sports-related activities around those areas if you don't just want to be a spectator. Participate in sports tournaments, adventure sports, golf trips, sports training camps, sports-themed vacations, and sports-related sightseeing while you are travelling.
You can mark your calendars and make an itinerary for some of the major sporting events scheduled to take place this year. Here is a list of some of the main sporting events around the world that you can visit this year.
French Open (Tennis)
Held at Roland-Garros Stadium in Paris, the French Open tournament attracts a large number of eager travellers every year.
When May 28th to June 11th
Where Paris, France
UEFA Europa League Final (Football)
Sevilla will take on Roma at the Puskás Aréna for the final of the Europa League. Football enthusiasts will be eager to witness the thrilling final amidst the beautiful setting of the city of Budapest.
When May 31st
Where Budapest, Hungary
ICC World Test Championship Finals (Cricket)
The test match has its own fan base, and when the finals are in London, one has a lot of things to explore besides the sport. Be ready to witness a spectacular final at The Oval, which is as iconic as it gets.
When June 7th to 11th
Where London, England
UEFA Champions League Final (Football)
At the Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Manchester City will face off with Inter Milan for the finals of the Champions League.
When June 10th
Where Istanbul, Turkey
US Open (Golf)
Los Angeles Country Club will host the US Open, and if you have the time, you can just stroll up on Sunset Boulevard or visit Rodeo Drive, which are some of the nearby attractions from the club.
When June 15th to 18th
Where Los Angeles, USA
Tour de France (Cycling)
The cycling heartland, Basque Country, will witness the Grand Depart of the Tour de France. Beginning on the 1st of July, the race will start on the Spanish side of the border. Explore the city of Bilbao with its architectural wonders and extraordinary design.
When July 1st to July 23rd
Where Spain and France
Wimbledon Championships (Tennis)
For any tennis fan, a Grand Slam pilgrimage is incomplete without witnessing the magic of Wimbledon. Even though the process of procuring a ticket is not easy, if you are one of the lucky ones to pick the match of your favourite player, the experience of sitting at the All England Lawn Tennis Club will be one for the books.
When July 3rd to July 16th
Where London, UK
2023 Cricket World Cup (Cricket)
India is home to some of the most passionate cricket fans in the world. The world cup, which is set to take place in the country this year, will be an excellent bucket-list option for fans of the sport all around the world.
When October 12th to November 26th