5 Dream Vacations for Sports Fanatics
You watch every major sporting event, you forget your kids’ names during the football season, have a countdown leading up to the World Cup finals, and already have your favorite team’s season-opener set in your calendar. But how about instead of relying on your DVR, you replace the TV recording with an actual live event? To help get you started planning, here’s a list of some of the must-see events for 2014.
1. World Cup
Soccer fans get ready. The World Cup begins June 13 and runs for a month in Rio de Janeiro, as well as 11 other cities throughout Brazil. According to the LA Times, Sports tour experts Dario Soto of Cartan recommends fans attend the event when all 32 teams and their fans are still there.
Tickets and accommodations: The 2014 World Cup has a hospitality program, which offers guests premium tickets bundled together with a wide range of services, including facilities at the stadiums (you can choose between private suites, lounges, and marquee tents), gourmet catering, parking, and entertainment. The MATCH Hospitality sales agents will also be able to connect you with flights, transportation, tourism activities, and accommodations. Hospitality packages that include Category 1 Match tickets and stadium hospitality begin at $700 per group match.
Other activities: While you’re there, Great Atlantic Sports recommends taking in some of Brazil’s beautiful beaches, such as Copacabana, Sao Luis, Jericoacoara, Tancoso, Barra Grande, Boipeba, Morro de Sao Paulo, and Itacare. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a day to explore the Amazon, or check out the Iguassu Waterfall, which is right on the border of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.