Another reason to be cheerful its autumn – our US

Another reason to be cheerful its autumn – our US

first_imgAnother reason to be cheerful it’s autumn – our US writer Sara says football fans across America are in pigskin heaven now the football season gets underway again. So if NFL is your thing, grab a beer and a hot dog and take a tour with her round some famous football landmarks throughout the United States. RelatedFootball hater’s guide to the South Africa World CupFootball hater’s guide to the South Africa World Cup2012 Sports Calendar: 10 exciting sporting eventsHere are 10 of the best budget picks for top sporting events you should attend in 201210 top places to eat, drink and party in Glasgow: a local’s guideOur local’s pick of 10 of the best places to eat, drink and be merry in Glasgow – ideal for football fans. Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton, OhioThe mother lode for NFL history buffs can be found at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. This is the place that players and coaches strive to get inducted into, and only the best of the best get in. Revel in football greatness as you stroll through the hall, and take part in the many ongoing events that are put on there. You can even host your own gathering there if you’re a truly hardcore fan. Find cheap flights to OhioRose Bowl, Pasadena, CaliforniaEvery New Year’s Day, two teamsfrom some of the nation’s largest universities play in the Rose Bowl, which is considered the top dog of all the bowl games that take place on this day. The historic stadium, which dates back to the early 1920s, has hosted football games since the very beginning, and is the current home field of the UCLA Bruins. Find cheap flights to LAPermian High School, Odessa, TexasMany football movies are about teams, people, or events of the past, but on Friday nights at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas, fans can still cheer on the notorious Permian Panthers, the football team that inspired the book, movie and television series “Friday Night Lights”. Even though the storyline is about their achievements in the late 1980s, today’s games are just as exhilarating to watch. Find cheap flights to TexasMetrodome, Minneapolis, MinnesotaAs if the longtime rivals, the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers, being based in neighboring states wasn’t already enough to fuel the fire, the Vikings acquisition this season of legendary quarterback Brett Favre, who played for the Packers for sixteen seasons, will surely make for even more bitterness, but hopefully all in good fun. Catch the highly anticipated match-up between the two on Monday Night Football October 5th, at the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis, or at any nearby bars, because they’ll all be jammed with more fans than ever that night. Find cheap flights to MinneapolisLambeau Field, Green Bay, WisconsinSpeaking of the Green Bay Packers, their home field is a place that’s a tourist attraction in itself. Lambeau Field, with its sod field and sometimes freezing cold outdoor setting, dates from the 1950s, and houses a team Hall of Fame, which not all NFL teams have. Stadium tours are available year-round, and great on-site themed restaurants and sports shops add to the experience. Across the street, fans can get up close and personal with their favorite players during summer training camp at the Don Hutson Center. Find cheap flights to Green BayHuntington, West VirginiaThis next destination revolves around the story of the Marshall University football squad, coaches and some of their fans that were killed in a plane crash in 1970, and the 2006 film “We Are Marshall” that is about that tragedy. A fountain at Marshall University is dedicated to the people that lost their lives that day, and a memorial also stands in their remembrance at Spring Hill Cemetery in the town of Huntington, West Virginia, the location of the university. Find cheap flights to West VirginiaCollege Football Hall of Fame, South Bend, IndianaThe College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana is where NCAA college football greats end up after breaking records and instilling a sense of awe in onlookers.Students can participate in their sportsmanship education program, and anyone can stop by their gift shop to pick up memorabilia from favorite college teams. The Hall’s RV Road Show is a traveling mini museum that brings a taste of the real thing to college football enthusiasts all over the country. Find cheap flights to OhioDolphin Stadium, Miami, FloridaThe Pro Bowl, on January 31st, and the Super Bowl, on February 7th, are both descending upon south Florida this coming winter. And even though it can be difficult and expensive to get tickets to these two major events, just being in hot and sunny Miami in the middle of winter, with so many other diehard football fans, can be quite fulfilling in itself. Find cheap flights to MiamiSoldier Field, Chicago, IllinoisConstructed in 1924, Soldier Field in Chicago is the oldest stadium being used at this time in the NFL. Its name is to honor American soldiers who have died in battles throughout history, and its architecture is rather unusual for a stadium, with regal Doric-style columns lining the exterior of the structure. This lakeside marvel is home of the Chicago Bears, which is also one of the oldest continuously operating teams in pro football, and one of only a few modern teams that pre-date the NFL. Find cheap flights to ChicagoDallas, TexasWhen one thinks of the sport of football, the thought of peppy cheerleaders on the sidelines dancing around and shouting in skimpy yet elaborate costumes may also come to mind. The Dallas Cowboys’ cheerleading squad has been around for as long as the team has, and has built a reputation as being one of the best troupes in the entire NFL. Witness these talented gals in action at a home game or at events and appearances throughout the season. Find cheap flights to DallasReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img

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