Even though the 2022 sports news calendar is already about half over, there are still plenty of exciting events left in the year and moving forward to 2023. The pandemic seems to be starting to wane a bit, and stadiums and surrounding nightlife appear to be cracked wide open.
Please make no mistake, attending these premier events can be a bit pricey, but they are also once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. When sports shut down in March of 2020, many of us realized how much we had taken these events for granted – but no more.
2022 U.S. Open Tennis
Tennis isn’t for every fan but attending a U.S. Open is a different animal. The U.S. Open is more about entertainment, with raucous crowds being encouraged instead of frowned upon at other venues such as Wimbledon.
The U.S. Open prides itself on fun, such as when Andy Roddick and Will Arnett took on Andy Murray and Ferrell in an exhibition in 2009.
The 2022 U.S. Open goes down from August 29th to September 11th – and the other great thing about this trip is that it’s in New York. A little tennis mixed in with a Broadway show and attending some late-night comedy clubs sounds like not too bad of a time.
2022 MLB All-Star Game
Hardcore baseball fans have made the bucket list of attending every Major League ballpark, but that can take decades to accomplish. Following the 2022 All-Star Game might be the next best thing. In 2022 the All-Star break lasts from July 17th-20th, and it’s sure to be a star-studded event in Los Angeles, California.
They had the 2022 All-Star game in L. A means the Celebrity Softball game will probably be the biggest one of all time – but either way, the Dodger Dogs will be flowing (hold the ketchup).
2023 Super Bowl
Before the 2022/23 NFL season is probably the best time to start looking at Super Bowl travel packages. You obviously won’t know the teams that will compete for quite a few months, but that also ensures that fans of those teams don’t hoard up all the tickets.
Next year’s Super Bowl events are held from February 9th-13th in Phoenix, a nice warm getaway for those who live in cold climates.
2023 Masters Tournament
There is no golf course as iconic as August, and attending a Master’s Tournament at least once should be on every golf fan’s bucket list. Everything about the Master’s Tournament has a unique lore, from the Par 3 Tournament to the Green Jacket ceremony to the $1.50 egg salad or pimento cheese sandwiches.
The 2023 event will be held from April 3-9th, right when the Magnolias are starting to bloom.
2023 Kentucky Derby
Have some money left over after hitting on 80:1 odds horse Rich Strike in the 2022 Kentucky Derby? Why not head to see the 2023 event live, as this is truly a sight to behold. You can hobnob with celebs dressed to the 9’s with their six-foot wide hats and seersucker suits or head to the infield where patrons prefer Pabst Blue Ribbon to the famous mint julep.
2023 Women’s World Cup
The 2023 Women’s World Cup takes place from July 20th to August 20th, and one of the best things about this event is the location – Australia and New Zealand. These are incredible travel destinations and what better time to visit them than when the biggest football tournament in the world is going on? The Championship final will be held in Sydney. Will we see team USA on the pitch that day?
Other popular 2022/23 events include the Men’s World Cup in Qatar from November 20th to December 19th or the 2022 British Open being played at the historic Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, from July 13th to 18th.
Even if you attend a regular season football game or a minor league baseball contest, you must get out and take in these live events.