Every sports fan has a place in the world that is on their bucket list. Whether it is soccer, golf, basketball, or cricket, there are places in the world that are downright sacred to these people. For this piece, we will limit our search to the most popular destinations for sports fans where they can watch a game or two and make use of their Comeon free bet. But only in Europe. Why? Well, the world is a big place and there are zounds of places to visit. So, where in Europe can you go and have a good time?
St Andrew’s – Golf
This is considered to be the birthplace of the sport. In Fife, Scotland, you will find the site that has stood strong for more than 500 years. Forget Japan and the US – if you want to play golf on a course where golf originated, this is the place.
Monaco – Grand Prix
Since 1929, this Formula 1 race happens every year and is one of the top races in the world. Not only is it one of the most prestigious courses, but it is also one of the toughest out there, as well as one of the most attended. Because of this, along with Indy 500 and 24h of Le Mans, it is a part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport. This is the perfect place for the people that want to see the speed of the drivers and the pit crews in action.
France – French Open and Tour de France
The two events have nothing to do with each other, other than the fact that they both occur in France, which doubles the amount of sports tourists. The French Open is one of the four Grand Slams in tennis, making it one of the highest-rated tournaments in the sport. The titans of tennis take each other on and, if you can get the tickets, it is worth watching live.
Tour de France is, arguably, the best-known cycling race in the world. It lasts for several days and the course is not only large, but also challenging. In other words, it would be impossible to keep an eye out for your favorite cyclist unless you find a way to follow them on the course.
London – Boat Race and Wimbledon
There are many places to see in the UK. Soccer alone is worth getting into pubs and soaking it all in. But there are two non-soccer related events in London that are renowned around the world – the Cambridge-Oxford boat race and Wimbledon. Every year, two of the most prestigious universities in the world compete in rowing as fast and as synchronized as they can. The event has been around since the early 19th century and the friendly rivalry between Oxford and Cambridge draws in many visitors.
Same as in France, this place has a Grand Slam. For those that are not fortunate enough to acquire tickets, the game is broadcast on the big screen outside the stadium, so you can have a picnic while cheering for your favorite player.