We have lived under restrictions for the past 12 months because of COVID-19, but now the end is in sight. The UK Government’s roadmap has set out a rough timeline of when we will be able to start doing the things we enjoy doing again. Granted some preventative measures may still be in place for the foreseeable future. These include reduced capacity, social distancing and masks, but as more and more people are getting their COVID jabs and the country is reopening, it has made us think of all the things we will be able to do again. One of the biggest things for us, especially Mr ESLT is to see sport live and in person. Therefore, we have put together this list of 5 sporting events to look forward to in 2021 after lockdown in England.
Autumn Rugby Union Internationals (England)
Dates: 6th, 13th and 20th November 2021
Venue: Twickenham Stadium, London
if you are a rugby union fan then the autumn rugby internationals is the perfect sporting event for you. England’s senior men’s team will play three matches all of which are to be held at Twickenham Stadium in South West London. Autumn Internationals Hospitality packages are available to make your experience even more special. With great views of the pitch, dining options including drinks, hospitality packages are a great way of making you sporting experience a great day out.
Dates: 28th June – 11th July 2021
Venue: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London
Wimbledon is the world’s oldest tennis tournament and considered to be one of, if not, the most prestigious. Tennis lovers from all over the globe flock to Wimbledon every year to see the most famous tennis players in the world compete for the coveted winners trophy (and cash prize of course). Tickets for matches are highly sought after. Therefore it is important to get your tickets as soon as possible. if you cannot get them directly, you can enter public ballots or opt for a VIP package.
Cricket Vitality IT20 Series (England v Pakistan)
Date: 16th July, 18th July and 20th July 2021
Venue: Trent Bridge, Emerald Headingley, Emirates Old Trafford (in order of dates above)
Cricket has been played to some extent throughout the bulk of the pandemic all over the world. However due to travel restrictions, us Brits have been unable to travel to tests and matches abroad. Therefore, if you are missing your fix, the Cricket Vitality IT20 series could be for you. As the series was postponed from 2020, a number of people simply rolled their tickets over meaning general tickets may be hard to come by. However hospitality packages are still available for all matches.
Rugby League World Cup
Dates: 23rd October – 27th November 2021
Venues: Various, Final to be held at Old Trafford, Manchester
Dating back to 1954, the Rugby League World Cup is an international rugby league tournament. There have been 15 tournaments to date. This will be the 16th tournament which will see 16 teams from Europe, Asia-Pacific, Americas and Middle-East Africa playing to win. There will be three tournaments running simultaneously (men’s, women’s and wheelchair), with the men’s tournament opening ceremony taking place at St James’ Park in Newcastle on 23rd October 2021.
Formula 1 British Grand Prix
Date: 16th July – 18th July 2021
Venue: Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
Silverstone is the home of British Motor Racing and hosts the annual British Grand Prix. It also hosted the first round of the inaugural Grand Prix in May 1950. This year, practices and qualifying will take place on 16th and 17th July respectively with the race being held on 18th July. The race takes place over 52 laps of the 5.891-kilometre Silverstone circuit. Where to sit? Many consider The Becketts grandstand to be the prime place to bag a ticket if you want to see the F1 cars in action.
If you are chomping at the bit to get back to seeing live sport we hope these suggestions of sporting events to look forward to in 2021 post-lockdown give you some inspiration!
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