Leading Sporting Events To Attend In 2023
Those who enjoy watching live sport often plan their travel trips around attending some of the major events on the sporting calendar. Many have a bucket list of events they’d like to see at some point in their lives.
2023 is set to be another big year for sports, so we’ve looked at some of the highlights on the calendar and why they may make for a great trip if you are a sports fan.
1. Women’s Football World Cup (Australia & New Zealand) - 20 July – 20 August
The popularity of women’s football is growing all the time. Earlier this year, the European Championship in England was a huge success. There were record numbers of fans at that tournament, and something similar is expected at the women’s World Cup in 2023 in Australia and New Zealand.
Next year will be the first time that a World Cup has been held in Oceania. If you love football, this is a great chance to visit Australia and/or New Zealand. Both countries have some excellent multi-purpose stadiums, including Stadium Australia in Sydney, which will be used for the final.
If you aren’t lucky enough to make the trip to Australia or New Zealand, the tournament will be broadcast on television and online. Football is one of the most popular sports in many countries across the globe, including the Arab world. Many of these people also enjoy placing a bet on the action.
Defending champions USA beat Netherlands 2-0 to win football's 2019 Women's World Cup #FIFAWWC2019 #USAvNED pic.twitter.com/fajhOL9I4N— AJE Sport (@AJE_Sport) July 7, 2019
The United States is the 3/1 favourites to defend the trophy they won in 2019. If you are placing a bet on the tournament, look out for some of the best sign-up offers available ahead of the competition. The best betting sites and apps have also been reviewed, so you can find the one which suits you ahead of the competition starting in July. Some sites will provide recommendations on operators, or information on the best payment methods.
2. Rugby World Cup (France) – 8 September - 28 October
20 nations will compete in the Rugby World Cup in 2023 in France. Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Bordeaux, Saint-Etienne, Nice, Nantes, and Toulouse will all host matches, so there it is a great opportunity to travel across the country.
Like most World Cup events, this tournament takes place every four years, so it is the pinnacle of rugby union. The two semi-finals and the final will be played at the Stade de France in Paris. South Africa is the defending champions as they beat England 32-12 in the final in 2019. With New Zealand, France, and Australia all in good form, it is set to be a great tournament.
3. Ryder Cup (Rome, Italy) – 29 September - 1 October
The Ryder Cup is the biggest team competition in golf. The biennial event takes place between Europe and USA, and it has a great deal of history to it. If you have ever caught any of it on television before, you will have seen what a great atmosphere there is across the three days.
What. It. Means. pic.twitter.com/p3vAcX5cKR— Ryder Cup (@rydercup) November 18, 2022
Next year’s Ryder Cup will be the 44th in history, and it will be the first time that it is being held in Italy. Rome’s Marco Simone Golf and Country Club will play host to the world’s leading players.
Rome is a city that is rich in history, with the Colosseum, Roman Forum and lots of other impressive architecture that you can check out during your time in the fantastic Italian city. There are also other sporting venues in Italy’s capital such as Roma’s Stadio Olimpico, which deserves a visit if you have the time.
4. Cricket World Cup (India) – October - November
Cricket fans will be eagerly waiting for the Cricket World Cup at the back end of 2023. India will host the tournament between October and November, with the exact dates set to be confirmed early next year.
If you do travel to India, you will notice how popular cricket is in the country. When India are in action, the whole country comes to a standstill. If the hosts are successful next November, there are likely to be huge celebrations across the country.
India is a vast country so if you are looking to make a trip for this event, make sure to do some planning beforehand. The ICC have yet to announce which cities and stadiums will be used, so keep an eye on the governing body’s website for all the latest news on the tournament in 2023.
If you are lucky enough to be going to one of the four tournaments, have a great time, and hopefully, the sport you see ends up being very memorable for you.