Iconic European Sporting Destinations

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When it comes to sporting destinations, Europe is the cream of the crop! We’ve all watched top European sporting events from the comfort of home, but nothing beats the excitement of watching these events live. Remember that if you do miss out on the action, you can still watch your favorite players online through sites like Unibet, which offers online streaming to Aussie viewers.

 Great Britain

The British Isles seem to be jam-packed with top-class sporting events and venues:

  • If you’re a footie fan, then heading to Manchester United’s Old Trafford — the “Theatre of Dreams” — during Premier League season would be your best move. Not only will you be able to soak up the atmosphere of a home game, but you can also explore the fascinating and cosmopolitan city of Manchester, which is rich in cultural history and heritage.
  • Are you a rugby fan? If so, South Wales is where you should be heading. The Principality Stadium (formerly known as the Millennium Stadium) in Cardiff is the country’s national stadium and has hosted the Rugby World Cup.
  • If tennis is your game, then head to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in the chic English town of Wimbledon. This affluent, leafy town hosts the annual Wimbledon Tennis Championships every summer, the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.

Barcelona

Another hot destination for footie lovers, and those whose idea of paradise is chilling on a sunny beach, Barcelona is home to the football team that is widely considered to be the greatest in club football, FC Barcelona (aka Barca). Camp Nou is worth a visit any time during the football calendar; even if you miss the chance to watch “El Clasico” (Barca vs. Real Madrid), taking in any of the UEFA Champions League games there is an unforgettable experience.

Monaco

That glamorous playground of the rich and famous is also a bit of a hotspot for sports fans. Firstly, there’s the Monte-Carlo Masters Tennis tournament, another ATP masters event with roots in history. Every year, crowds gather in anticipation to see if the “King of Clay” Rafael Nadal will be able to maintain his unbeaten record held since 2005! Then there’s the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix — always a thrilling event — and of course, the glitz and glamor of the Monte-Carlo International Showjumping tournament held at the beautiful Port Hercules.

So, what’s your top sporting destination? Is it one that we mentioned? Have your say below!

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