Sporting Events Throughout the Year
Throughout the UK every year there are hundreds, probably thousands of sporting events. Many of them world famous events such as Wimbledon fortnight, or Royal Ascot week. If you want to get out and about and see some sporting events first hand, here’s a few pointers…
Knowing What you WantWithin the annual sporting events calendar, there are thousands of options to think about. From the local horse racing ‘point to point’ to rugby, football or other sporting world cups. Decide what kind of event you’re looking for. Are you planning to use it as a corporate or client event, book hospitality tickets for your guests? Consider the group you’re planning for – what kind of event might they be interested in, and how easy is it for them to reach the sporting arena the event is held in? Your location is important – if guests have to travel miles to reach a destination, you might want to consider an overnight stay, for example. If you’re planning on a personal trip, you’re more likely to have a good idea what you’re looking for! But getting hold of tickets for sporting event can be tough too, so plan ahead
Sporting SeasonsYou should also consider what season you’re in. Rugby for example is played far more throughout the winter months, as is football. For summer you’re into cricket season. There are exceptions of course for tournaments and different championships – sometimes it seems like football season lasts all year!So you’ll need to plan your sporting calendar.
As a rough guide for sporting events held in the UK through winter, look at horseracing, football, rugby, snooker, darts and indoor athletics. Coming into Spring, you can start to see tennis, motor racing, golf and horse trials. Summer sees tennis, lots more golf and various football and rugby tournaments, and more horsetrials and racing, and of course boating; and coming out of that and towards Autumn, you’ll see more football, cricket, motor racing. This doesn’t take into consideration any anomalies such as the Olympics of course and there are always tournaments on that are exceptions to the rule, but the above is a rough guide!