5 of the Biggest Sports Events in April 2023

Wembley Stadium

We sum up 5 of the world’s biggest sports events you can catch in April 2023, with further detail on each of the highlighted events such as travel, ticket and hotel information below.

2023 Masters (Golf)

6th-9th April 2023 – Augusta National Golf Club, (Augusta, Georgia, USA)

Augusta National Golf Club, host of The Masters Tournament

The Masters Tournament is the first of the four major championships held each year in professional golf, with the famed green jacket being one of the most sought after prizes in world golf. Scottie Scheffler won the 2022 event, winning his first major by three strokes over Rory McIlroy after leading by a record-tying five strokes after the second round, and holding the lead from then on. Despite much controversy ahead of the 2023 event, LIV Golf tour players will be invited – defending champion Scottie Scheffler is among the favourites, along with Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm.

Tickets

Tickets for the Masters go to ballot as they usually sell out well in advance of the tournament. Ballot applications usually have to be submitted by the previous June. For the 2019 tournament, Practice Round tickets cost $75, whilst daily Tournament tickets cost $115.

For further information, consult the official Masters website here.

Travel

he Augusta National Golf Club is located a few miles to the west of downtown Augusta. Augusta itself is approximately 140 miles to the east of Georgia’s largest city, Atlanta. Air: Augusta Regional Airport has domestic flights to Atlanta and Charlotte, the closest international airports to Augusta. Thinking of flying to Augusta? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

Where to Stay

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in Augusta.

Further Information

Official Website


2023 Women’s Finalissima (Football)

6th April 2023 – Wembley Stadium (LondonEngland)

Wembley Stadium

The Women’s Finalissima is a new super cup football match to be held between the winners of the Copa América Femenina and UEFA Women’s Championship every four years. The 2023 match will be the first edition and is to be played between England and Brazil at Wembley Stadium. England won the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 after defeating Germany 2-1 after extra time on home soil, whilst Brazil won the 2022 Copa América Femenina after beating hosts Colombia 1-0.

Tickets

Ticket prices start from just £7.50 for children aged 16 or under and £15 for adults. Tickets for the 2023 Women’s Finalissima sold out in January, if any last minute tickets are to be made available check the official Wembley ticket page here.

Travel

The two busiest airports in the UK serve London and between them have flights to most of the world’s prime destinations – Heathrow Airport is 20 miles west of Wembley, with Gatwick Airport approximately 60 miles south of the stadium. Thinking of flying to London? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

Where to Stay

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in London.

Further Information

Official Website


2023 Grand National (Horse Racing)

15th April 2023 – Aintree Racecourse (Liverpool, England)

Aintree Racecourse

The most valuable jump race in Europe, the Grand National is one of England’s greatest sporting occasions. The 2022 race saw a shock victory for Noble Yeats, trained by Emmet Mullins and ridden by Sam Waley-Cohen with odds at 50/1. Waley-Cohen became the first amateur jockey to win the Grand National since 1990, whilst Noble Yeats became the first seven year old to win the race since 1940. Noble Yeats returns in 2023 but this time among the favourites, who also include Corach Rambler, Delta Work, Gaillard Du Mesnil and Mr Incredible.

Tickets

Starting at £30, many of the tickets to the Grand National festival sell out in advance. For further ticket information, click on the official Aintree Racecourse website here.

Travel

Aintree Station is directly opposite the station, with regular services from Liverpool Central Station (every 15 minutes or less during racedays). Liverpool Lime Street is the closest mainline station, being just a short walk from Central Station. Search and book your journey through the Trainline here.

Where to Stay

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in Liverpool.

Further Information

Official Website


2023 World Snooker Championship (Snooker)

The Crucible Theatre, venue for the World Snooker Championship

15th April-1st May 2023 – Crucible Theatre (Sheffield, England)

The World Snooker Championship is the premier event on the World Snooker calendar, held annually at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Ronnie O’Sullivan won a record equally seventh world title in 2022 after defeating Judd Trump 18-13 in the Final.

The Rocket is aiming to win a record eight title in 2023 and is the favourite to do so, although he will face stiff competition from previous winners Judd Trump, Mark Selby and Neil Robertson.

Tickets

For the 2022 tournament, tickets started at £36 per session rising to £110 for a session at the Final. Ticket information will be published on the Crucible Snooker website here and are available to purchase through See Tickets here.

Travel

Sheffield Train Station is located less than a 10 minute walk from the Crucible Theatre along Pond Street. The station is the busiest in South Yorkshire and has services going across the country, including to: Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool Lime Street, London St Pancras, Manchester Piccadilly, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Reading and Southampton. Thinking of catching a train to Sheffield? Search and book your journey through the Trainline here.

Where to Stay

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in Sheffield.

Further Information

Official Website


2023 London Marathon

23rd April 2023 – London (England)

London Marathon

The London Marathon is the third of the six annual World Marathon Majors to be held in 2023, with the Boston Marathon being held just a few days before on the 16th April. As well as being an elite marathon, there are also close to 35,000 amateur runners that compete in the Marathon that starts in Greenwich Park, taking in iconic sights such as the Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace before finishing on The Mall. The 2022 race was held in October 2022 due to the knock on effect of the Covid-19 pandemic to maximise the chances of a mass participation event, with Amos Kipruto of Kenya winning the elite men’s race and Yalemzerf Yehualaw of Ethopia winning the women’s event.

Entry

The ballot is notoriously difficulty to gain a place from, being open to the public for just a few days at the end of April/start of May the previous year and over 350,000 entering in 2022. Running for a charity is usually an easier of gaining a place but you are expected to raise a minimum amount of money. Further information can be found at the official website here.

Travel

The two busiest airports in the UK serve London and between them have flights to most of the world’s prime destinations – Heathrow Airport is 21 miles west of The O2, with Gatwick Airport approximately 29 miles south of the arena. Thinking of flying to London? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

Where to Stay

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in London.

Further Information

Official Website

Last Updated on April 1, 2023 by Sports Tourist

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