SUMMER 2013: GET READY FOR THE BIG SPORTS EVENTS

Laura Maudlin - May 6, 2013
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Sport fans are getting ready for a summer full of remarkable matches. Football, basketball, volleyball, baseball – no matter what you prefer the summer months have something for you. Prepare to travel around Europe and over the sea.

2013 UEFA Champions League Final (Wembley Stadium, London)

May 25, 2013

This is the biggest game of the year for a football fan. There is no match for it; the excitement, thrills and chills galore. Some would argue, there is no match for it across the sporting world. Sources are suggesting victory could be worth around €126 million. This is nothing to scoff at and demonstrates the worth of this sporting event. This phenomenon has global television audience that can put the biggest sporting events to shame including the Super Bowl.

MLB Mets-Yankees Subway Series (New York City)

May 27-30, 2013

One of the biggest rivals in baseball will meet in New York. The clash between these foes is rare because of the division setup, but it should be a belter of a contest. There is no 'neutral' ground with these two teams; you either love the Mets or the Yankees. Want to know what it feels like to be a part of this rivalry, head on over to 161st street. The home to both teams' station; it can be quite the sight when the Subway Series is on.

FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships (Poland)

July 1-7, 2013

Usually, you don't put beach volleyball in the same sentence as Poland. Yet, here in the month of July, the weather will be splendid and the setting will be striking – the Masurian Lake District. This scenic venue will be the place to be as the FIVB Beach Volleyball Championships roll around. Poland loves its volleyball and the attendance numbers will be sky high during the tournament.

EuroBasket Women 2013 (France)

June 15-30, 2013

Women's basketball has a huge market in Europe. It is played with intensity that cannot be found in any other part of the world. Some of the finest players will be on sight during this tournament. Lille will be home to this tournament and should be a destination for devout basketball fans.

FIBA EuroBasket 2013 (Slovenia)

September 4-22, 2013

Continuing with the basketball angle, there is a men's tournament too. Slovenia will play host in September for this tournament that always attracts countless eyes. With Spain going into the tournament as a hot favorite, the competition will be fierce as all of Europe looks to knock them off their perch.

2013 ICC Champions Trophy (London, Birmingham, Cardiff)

June 6-23, 2013

With this being the last 'ICC Champions Trophy' to ever be played, the importance is at an ultimate high. With the world's top cricket squads getting together in the lovely setting of Birmingham, the drive for glory will be higher than ever before. The likes of India, Pakistan, Australia, Sri Lanka, the West Indies, England and many more will be participating. This tournament will have a lot of ups and downs including the most anticipated match between arch rivals, India and Pakistan on June 15th – a date that has already been marked down by both nations as a big one.

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