Sport excites, unites and brings people around the world together in a way that few other things can. From the world’s best football in Barcelona, to chess boxing (yes, you read that right) in Berlin, here’s a quick tour of the five best cities in the world for sports fans of all stripes.
Boston is one of the most successful sporting cities in North America. Home to the Boston Bruins, an ice hockey team that has amassed a total of 6 Stanley Cups, 4 Conference Championships, 2 President Trophies and a massive 25 division championships, seeing them play is a must-experience for anyone interested in hockey.
Washington D.C., US
Washington D.C. may not be in Boston’s league in terms of a glorious sporting history, but the Washington Capitals’ recent Stanley Cup championship in ice hockey has had the city’s sports fans buzzing. Join the sea of red at one of their games and soak in the atmosphere in a city that has only just discovered its sporting prowess.
Taking you back to the 13th century, the Irish game of Hurling is gaining wide popularity even as far as the US. A cross-over between hockey, lacrosse and baseball, the objective is simply to knock the ball into the opposing goal.
Berlin, a city that enjoys its football and even has an aspiring ice hockey team, offers up something far more interesting and strange to all sports fans: chess boxing. A battle of brains and bodies, it consists of 11 rounds, 3 minutes each, alternating between chess and actual boxing. Might not be a sport we ever thought we would enjoy.
London, United Kingdom
Football, boxing, horse racing, rowing and cricket and beyond are only some of the many sports to enjoy when visiting London. London has a whopping SIX great football teams (Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, QPR, Tottenham and West Ham), but you can also check out a cricket game at the acclaimed Lords Cricket Ground. NFL from Stateside also regularly stages American football games to be played in London.