There are so many amazing events and/or sporting venues that every sports fan would love to see in person. Today, I will be going over just a couple of my bucket list sporting events and venues. This list is not in any particular order and there are a lot more to choose from, but these are just a couple of my favorites.
USA vs Mexico (Soccer)
A soccer match between these two rivals would be so intense. I have been to a U.S. Men’s National Team game against El Salvador when the U.S. came away victorious just 1-0. It was an impulse buy to get the tickets, but it was so worth it. The American Outlaws are like the student section for the U.S. Men’s National Team, and we had the pleasure of sitting in the third row of the Outlaws section. All of the crazy cheers and chants just made your blood rush, and when that lone goal by the U.S. was scored, it’s safe to say that section went ballistic. If you pair that energy with Mexico’s National Team’s fans, that is something you would definitely want to witness in person.
The Masters is such a classic event that has been going on for nearly 90 years now. Even if you’re not huge into golf, going to the Masters would just be worth it so see the beauty of the Augusta golf course. Augusta is one of, if not the most beautiful courses in all of golf, everyone who goes there says it nearly takes your breath away every time you see it. The Masters is the only men’s major tournament that gets played on the same course every year. There is so much history in this tournament and so many of the greatest to ever do it, played in this tournament.
Rose Bowl Game
Just like the Masters, the Rose Bowl is a very historic event that has been taking place in college football for years and years. Also, just like the Masters, even if you aren’t a huge fan of football, it would be worth it just to check out the stadium. The Rose Bowl stadium is located in Pasadena, California and since 1982 it has been home to UCLA football, hosted five Super Bowls, the 1984 Olympic Soccer Gold Medal Match, the 1994 FIFA World Cup Final, and the 1999 Women’s World Cup Final. SO, it’s safe to say this stadium has hosted many great games in multiple sports, too. There have been many great Rose Bowls, the best probably being the infamous game between USC and Texas, as Vince Young won it for the Longhorns with a game-winning touchdown as time expired.
Duke vs UNC Basketball
Arguably the best rivalry in college basketball and maybe in sports as a whole. The Blue Devils of Duke University and the Tar Heels from the University of North Carolina have a long history of great coaches, great games, and very successful teams that are both considered the best college basketball schools ever. This rivalry game has been going on since 1920, when UNC took a 36-25 win in Durham, according to Duke men’s basketball records. North Carolina leads the all-time series 143-116 after Duke swept the Tar Heels this season. This game would be great anywhere, but seeing it at Cameron Indoor Stadium with the Duke Crazies packed into the student section would be awesome.
Game 7 of the World Series
Baseball is known as America’s pastime and one of the most beautiful sports in the world. Being at a Game Seven of the World Series would be one of the single coolest experiences ever, and not just within sports. Both teams will probably be throwing their ace, they’ve both taken three games in the series, it’s the final game of the baseball season, it just all lines up to be a phenomenal game. Postseason baseball in general is just something people tend to fall in love with, so a winner-takes-all-game in the MLB postseason? Yes, please. The only thing that could make a Game Seven even better would be seeing it end in walk-off fashion.