Southern Hemisphere Sporting Venues to Visit

If some of the South Africa gambling sites geared more towards sports betting have you wondering about a sports venue themed trip, the entire breadth of the Southern Hemisphere has some great treats in store for you.

South Africa

Pretoria is home to Africa’s premier sporting city. Organised sports have an exciting fan-friendly format in South Africa, and the country has more sporting stadiums (58 in all) than New Zealand (53), England (43), Australia (35), Germany (31), Spain (21) and France (11). A big drawcard for international sports fans will be the eagerly awaited World Rugby Sevens Series finals at the Nelson Mandela Stadium. The stadium was also built to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Sporting fans from outside the region can get a feel of the spirit of South Africa’s biggest sporting event with a visit to the former president Nelson Mandela Stadium in Johannesburg. The match programme on sale here includes free travel for rugby sevens fans. To experience South Africa’s stunning cricket grounds, the Rainbow Nation Cricket Club in Johannesburg is an award-winning stadium with excellent seats, excellent weather and parking. Visit the country’s biggest stadium to see the South African national cricket team in action, with capacity crowds for every match. The Protea Hotel in Durban is an atmospheric waterfront boutique hotel that offers remarkable waterfront views and is adjacent to the magnificent Umhlanga Beach.

Australia

The iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is a fantastic venue to watch a game of cricket, tennis or athletics and if you’re feeling like getting in on some action in some other way, online pokies Australia has on offer make for a great complementary occupation between all the action on the field. Sporting fans visiting Melbourne can also visit the Melbourne Golf Club (MGC) to get a taste of another great sporting venue in the area. The fairways of the lush King’s Forest Golf Club in southern Victoria feature sand bunkers, three freshwater lakes, broad fronted fairways and terrain planted with local forest. At the Maroochy River Golf Club in Queensland the clientele are very well suited to outdoor sport, with lake views, expansive fairways and impeccable grass conditions. A new golf course is being built at the Protea Hotel in Noosa in southern Queensland, with a beautiful clubhouse overlooking the Noosa River. As Australia’s largest golf resort, Noosa has a wide range of amenities including a rugby club, tennis club and hotel.

New Zealand

Being in the South Pacific, New Zealand’s sporting venues are heavily geared towards the summer months. Whether the visitors are coming to watch the rugby or watch the athletics, the rugby venues will boast an indoor warm up area that provides ample space to warm up in advance of an upcoming match. All the notable stadiums in the country have excellent sporting grounds. The All Blacks play at Westpac Stadium, in Wellington, the stadium that hosted the rugby league of the 2003 and 2007 Rugby World Cups, the last time the event was held in New Zealand. The iconic open air stadium that overlooks the Wellington waterfront was built in the mid-1920s and was the location of the last event to be held in the stadium. The South Island’s Queenstown also has two notable stadiums, one being the New Zealand Cricket Stadium. The stadium has a capacity of approximately 20,000 people.

Argentina

In the tourist destination of Buenos Aires you will find some exciting sports venues including the Parque Vélez Sarsfield Stadium, better known as ‘The Magic Park’. The stadium is in a large city suburb, and also features plenty of beautiful landscaping and extensive terracing. The famous Parque Tirolesa in the north of the city is another sporting hub. The stadium has a multi-purpose area that has hosted football, athletics, concerts and theatre shows. The sporting precinct is home to the famous Argentinian football club, Boca Juniors.

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