Sport Travel In NY

July 21st, 2011 by Sport Guy

Sports travel is a growing sector of the travel industry, with sport fans taking the opportunity to combine a city break with watching top stars in action, and few cities can rival New York when it comes to sports action.

All year round, there are great sporting events taking place in the Big Apple. So, whether you’re a fan of tennis, basketball, baseball, American football, ice hockey or any other sport, New York is a wonderful place to visit.

It’s quite easy to find cheap flights to New York, on sites like expedia or lastminute, so hopefully you’ll have some cash left over to buy tickets.

Flushing Meadows is the place to head to in August or September (the weeks before and after Labor Day weekend) for the US Open tennis tournament.

The US Open is the last one of the four Grand Slam tournaments each year, and is played on 33 courts. The biggest and most famous is the Arthur Ashe Stadium, which hosts the final and can seat 23,200 spectators.

Two of the newest sports venues in the city are the new baseball parks where the New York Yankees and the New York Mets play.

Yankee Stadium opened in 2009, replacing the stadium of the same name that was built in 1923. The Yankees, the most successful team in Major League Baseball history, play their 81 home games each season at the 50,000 seat stadium, which is in The Bronx.

The Mets’ new stadium, Citi Field in Queens, also opened in 2009 and has a 41,800 capacity.

Madison Square Garden in Manhattan is renowned as being one of the iconic venues for boxing title fights, and these days it hosts both NBA basketball (the Knicks) and NHL ice hockey (the Rangers).

If you’re a football fan, you might want to check out the New York Red Bulls at their 25,000-seat venue, Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.

You’ll have to visit New Jersey, also, if you want to watch American Football, as both the New York Giants and the New York Jets play at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford.

If comedy, rather than sport, is more your thing, check out Fosters’ new online video campaign featuring Vic and Bob.

The Women’s FIFA World Cup

July 16th, 2011 by Sport Guy

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is an international football league that is help under the leadership of the global governing body, Fédération Internationale de Football Association or commonly known as FIFA. The first ever tournament took place in the year 1991 known as Women’s world Championship and since then it takes place every four years. However the first ever tournament for men took place way earlier in the year 1930.
It is one the most important and prestigious international sports competition for women football teams. The FIFA women’s world cup 2011 was hosted by Germany while the one in the year 2015 will be hosted by Canada as decided in March, 2011. The present format involves 16 teams who compete for a period of three weeks to win the title. The teams has to go through a qualification process which takes place over the period of three years and only the qualifying teams play in finals in the hosting nation. However for the upcoming 2015 FIFA women’s world cup the number of teams has been increased from 16 to 24.
The Women’s FIFA World Cup 2011 will commence from 26 June 2011 and will continue till the 17th of July. The first match will take place between Nigeria and France in the city of Sinzheim. The Finals will take place in Commerzbank-Arena, in Frankfurt, Germany.

When it comes to the media coverage of any women championship, the media seems to take a back seat. There is hardly any news one gets to hear from the television or radio but the current tournament came as an exception to it. This time, there some extraordinary coverage for all the matches. In fact all the matches will be shown in high definition on television for the first time ever. For some matches, the coverage will be shot with up to 18 cameras that include a spider cam as well as helicopter camera.

The 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup TV Schedule can be seen over the internet. There will be 32 matches in total that will be broadcasted from across nine cities in Germany. All the matches will be aired live. The broadcasts will also include some pre-match segment, a segment during the half time, and a post match segment wherein they will be discussion by the experts on the match. In fact, this time you can even watch the matches over the internet or directly on your mobile.

Vieira announces retirement from football

July 15th, 2011 by Sport Guy

Patrick Vieira has retired from football at the age of 35 after failing to hit the heights of his Arsenal days since moving to Premier League big boys Manchester City. The French midfielder will now join the backroom staff at City in a role that will focus upon the future development of the club.

Vieira was Roberto Mancini’s first signing at the start of last year and high hopes were set for him among the City faithful upon his arrival at Eastlands. However, fitness problems and a lack of pace started to plague the former Arsenal legend, who ended up starting just a dozen matches during his time at the club. Stiff competition in midfield only served to heighten the issue, as did the emergence of Yaya Toure. With City bringing in another new batch of players this summer to help them prepare for Champions League football during 2011/2012, Vieira’s decision to quit while he still has his reputation intact is a sound one.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was among the first to congratulate the player on a stellar career, the French manager revealing that Vieira was an “exceptional” player for Arsenal and a true leader throughout the “Invincibles” era enjoyed not so long ago by the North London side. With the player amassing a wealth of experience during his time in English football, Manchester City’s chief football operations officer Brian Marwood is optimistic that the player will be able to use this experience to lead the club forward from behind the scenes.

Enrich your knowledge about the fascinating COPA America Cup, 2011

July 9th, 2011 by Sport Guy

It is an undisputed fact that football is the most popular game all over the world and the fans of these games are found in more than one hundred countries that are scattered everywhere on this planet of ours. FIFA looks after all the football actions that go on in the entire world every year. As far as the most prestigious football competitions from all over the world are concerned, the FIFA World Cup is undoubtedly the most popular and also the most prestigious competitions in the world. As far as COPA America cup, Argentina is concerned, it is believed to be the top rated football completion.

This football cup is played especially among the countries of the South and North America which are known as Latin American nations. The most important countries which participate in these competitions include Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Uruguay, Venezuela, Mexico, and Chili etc. These countries are the most powerful countries as far as the class and strength of football is concerned. This world class football competition is held once in four years and this year, this world class football action is going on in Argentina. The matches are being played in the most celebrated stadiums where the infrastructure related with the game are available in the surprising manner.

The matches of the COPA America Cup, Argentina 2011 are being held in various stadiums in Argentina, which are equipped with all the modern facilities. As far as the level of competition is concerned, it is always high in the COPA America Cup, Argentina. It is because of the fact that the most popular as well as the most professional football players in the world participate in this competition. It is worth mentioning that it is a competition in which the national teams of these participating countries contest against each other. This year the competition started on 2nd Day of July and it will continue till 24th day of July.

The league matches are being played at present and the knock-out matches will start from 16 July with the beginning of the Quarter finals. This year the teams are divided into three groups and four teams will qualify for the knock out rounds. The craze among the viewers of these games is absolutely stunning. The supporters of the respective national teams come along to Argentina for supporting their players. It is truly fantastic and electrifying atmosphere prevailing over the entire Latin American countries and obviously Argentina, the host nation, is in the center of the entire craze.