Over 38% of the global population calls themselves a proud sports fanatic. Most of the loyalties go to football, however, cricket, hockey, and tennis aren’t so far behind either. Irrespective of what your choice is, if you too are a diehard lover, you would have dreamt of attending a grand prestigious sports event.
However, booking the tickets well in advance isn’t the only thing that you need to do. A lot could go wrong between you and your dream event. So to make sure you have the time of your life while watching your sport come alive, we have prepared a list of 5 crucial things you need to prepare for. Read on:
- Know the place:
Is the event happening in a place you haven’t been to? Or trickier, in a totally different country? You should enquire about the visa requirements and other rules in the foreign land. Are there any hotels or housing options around the place? If yes, book them in advance, before the prices hike up around the D-day! Research on the legal, cultural, and financial setup of the place your event would be happening in.
- Finalize your spot:
So, you have bought the tickets for the game, but did you choose the right seats? A statistic says over 48% of the live audience doesn’t book their seats while booking the ticket! Don’t you think that’s a huge gamble when it comes to the one sport you love the most, and the one event you have always dreamed of! We think so too, and thus, if you are booking in advance, might as well book the best seat you can.
- Going with a group?:
This one is trickier because you don’t want to end up on seats that are poles apart. So, here you have to find a group of vacant seats, enough to keep your whole squad together. Plus, this arrangement should have a good view of the game. Moreover, this should come in your budget. So what’s the best way to ensure that? Book as soon as they announce “Bookings Open!” Does that sound like too much for one single person to do? You could always rely on travel services such as Sports Where I Am, which have especially been crafted for sports lovers to fix all their requirements.
- How are you going to get there?:
How easy would it be to reach the stadium or the sports ground? Are you going to take your own car? In that case, enquire about the parking options and charges as well. If possible, pre-book your parking spot. In case you are going to take a cab or public commuting option, make sure your timing is impeccable. Sports are unpredictable, and maybe the first few minutes you miss have the goal everyone kept raving about. We don’t want to miss a single moment of the game, right? So, figure out your transport right after you figure out your seats!
- The Dos and Donts:
We are sure you have dreamt of attending this event all your life, and there is probably nothing that you don’t already know. However, just to be double safe, do pay a visit to the event’s official organizers’ websites. For each sport, there may be separate rules and regulations on what you could bring and what you can’t, on how early you have to reach, etc. Luckily, in the era of online services, you would find a customer care number to help you out or else, you would find everything laid out in clear words on the official website. Before you call it “done”, we recommend you pay that website some attention to ensure nothing…ABSOLUTELY NOTHING goes wrong that day.
Have a great time at the games!