We sum up 5 of the world’s biggest sports events you can catch in February 2023, with further detail on each of the highlighted events such as travel, ticket and hotel information.
2022 FIFA Club World Cup (Football)
1st-11th February 2023 – Morocco
Despite much speculation on the future of the FIFA Club World Cup, the next edition of the tournament was finally announced by FIFA in December 2022 to take place in Morocco. The 65,000 capacity Ibn Batouta Stadium in Tangier and 60,000 capacity Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Tabat will host the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup between the winners of the six continental confederations, as well as the host nation’s league champions.
Ticket prices are split into three categories and start at MAD 50 (USD 5) for the first three matches, starting at MAD 100 (USD 10) for the semi-finals and MAD 200 (USD 20) for the final in Rabat. Tickets are available to purchase through the official FIFA website here.
There are international airports in Tangier and Rabat, with flights to Europe and Africa available. Thinking of flying to Morocco? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.
Where to Stay
Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in Tangier or Rabat.
2023 Six Nations (Rugby Union)
4th February – 18th March 2023 – England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland & Wales
The Six Nations gets underway in February and it’s one of the most hotly anticipated series for years. Ireland and defending champions France go into the competition as the two best sides in the world, a new era starts for England under Steve Borthwick, Warren Gatland returns to Wales whilst Scotland and Italy are the most competitive they’ve been in a long while.
Tickets for Six Nations matches are available through the relevant hosting Rugby federation:
- England Rugby Tickets
- France Rugby Tickets
- Ireland Rugby Tickets
- Italy Rugby Tickets
- Scotland Rugby Tickets
- Wales Rugby Tickets
There are international airports in Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Paris or Rome. Thinking of flying? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.
Where to Stay
Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Paris or Rome.
2023 Women’s T20 World Cup (Cricket)
10th-26th February 2023 – South Africa
The eight edition of the Women’s T20 World Cup will be held in South Africa, with the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town, St George’s Park Cricket Ground in Port Elizabeth and Boland Park in Paarl set to host the action. Australia go into the tournament as defending champions and favouries but will face tough competition from the likes of India, England and New Zealand.
Ticket prices start at just R20.00 for group matches, rising to R55.00 for the Final on the 26th February. Tickets are available through the tournament’s ticketing supplier Ticketpro here.
The major international airports of South Africa are in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban which between them have flights across the world. Thinking of flying to South Africa? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.
Where to Stay
Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in Cape Town, Paarl or Port Elizabeth.
Super Bowl LVII (NFL)
12th February 2023 – State Farm Stadium (Glendale, Arizona, USA)
Super Bowl LVII will be held at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, with AFC Champions the Kansas City Chiefs taking on NFC Champions, the Philadelphia Eagles and a hotly anticipated half-time show by Rihanna. This is the third time the stadium has hosted the event after Super Bowl XLII in 2008 with the New York Giants defeating the the New England Patriots 17-14 and Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 with the New England Patriots this time victorious, defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24.
Tickets for the Super Bowl are very difficult to attain – keep an eye on the NFL website here for official ticketing packages.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the largest airport in the state of Arizona, with flights across the country as well as internationally to Canada, Mexico and London in the United Kingdom. The airport is 3 miles east of downtown Phoenix or around 20 miles away from the stadium. Thinking of flying to Arizona? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.
Where to Stay
Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in Glendale by clicking here.
2023 World Club Challenge (Rugby League)
18th February 2023 – BlueBet Stadium (Penrith, New South Wales, Australia)
Rugby League’s World Club Challenge returns for the first time since 2020 as the champions of the NRL face the champions of the Super League. After the match was cancelled in 2021 and 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the match is all the more hotly anticipated given St. Helens have won the last four Super League titles, whilst the Penrith Panthers have won the last two NRL Premierships. St. Helens are looking to win their third World Cup Challenge after victories in 2001 and 2007 whilst the Panthers look to win for the first time, after finishing runners-up twice before in 1991 and 2004.
Ticket prices start at $10 rising up to grandstand tickets priced at $45-$55. A family ticket (two adults and two juniors or one adult and three juniors) is also available for $50. Tickets are available to purchase through Ticketek here.
Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport is the busiest airport in Australia, with 46 domestic and 43 international destinations and is located approximately 60 kilometres from Penrith. Thinking of flying? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.
Where to Stay
Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in Penrith by clicking here.
National Rugby League Official Website
Super League Official Website
Last Updated on February 5, 2023 by Sports Tourist