Sports in Madrid
Let’s talk about the physical activities we do and watch for fun, shall we? Yes, we’re going to be talking about sports. First things first, everybody has a preference for the type of sport they enjoy. Ever since the beginning of humanity, games, and sports has been one of the most important activities of mankind right alongside cultivating food.
Yes, this is how significant people have shown sports to be by their dedication and devotion towards the concept. Be it ancient times in Rome, when in the Colosseum the gladiators were fighting each other with millions of people cheering them on, or a cricket match in the Adelaide stadium of Australia with the same kind of crowd. The binaries, the drama, the emotions and the bizarre sets of reactions that follow after every game have been noted to be associated with every human being. But where do we find it all and in abundance?
Spain, the land of glory. Rich history in every aspect of the society, a huge spectacle for the people who love art, music, and sports. That’s what special about it, it’s unarguably the most exotic place for sports. By sports, we don’t necessarily mean the dangerous and frightening traditions that have been the identity of Spain for centuries i: e bullfighting. In fact, the miraculous transformation of Spain into a sports nation has majorly to do with modern sports.
In Spain, Sport is a national passion, and it can’t be described how does it feel to be a part of such culture until you go there by yourself. The other thing that puts it on the top is its state-of-the-art facilities, the massive structures, and futuristic stadiums. A nation that indeed thrives in the sport.
Madrid – Center of Attention
It’s like a wonderland if you have even a very little interest in the sport because of the diversity in sports. Tennis, soccer, basketball, cycling, golf you name it, every sport is now being dominated by mighty Spain. We mean it by the cultural involvement and public interest in the sport which has been emerged through time after hosting soccer World cup and Olympics. Up till now, sports also became one of the profitable investment and that’s why we’ve witnessed the abundance of sports facilities and grounds.
Now, it’s in the culture, and Spain has definitely proved its supremacy over sports especially if you take a look at the country’s capital Madrid. There’s every kind of sport being played in Madrid. Since the community is a group of highly diverse and socially tolerant people. They all cheer on no matter what the game is as long as two or more sides are competing.
If we don’t talk about football (soccer) while referring to Spain in any way, we’re missing a lot. This implies even more to sports in Madrid. Yes, football is a national game for them, but this excitement and involvement is way more than normal. The passion surrounds Madrid and who in the world doesn’t know about one the excellent club team of the world, Real Madrid C.F., The pride of Madrid. The home of the greats of the football, Beckham, Zidane, and Ronaldo.
The thought of seeing Ronaldo playing in Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, or to witness the greatest rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid are the unforgettable experiences. One can ever have, especially a football fan. The fabulous atmosphere and the brilliance of the game make it the city of Vatican for football fans. No wonder the heat causes goosebumps for everybody let alone the spectators. The stadium itself is a monument of history and art.
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
We strongly recommend a visit to Bernabeu Stadium at least once, and you won’t be disappointed. The biggest sensation is “Best Club of History” room and the Real Madrid shop which is heaven for Real Madrid fans where they can buy their favorite player’s jerseys and much more. You can also take the feel of the field and roam around the presidential box to take the view.
Although the real jubilation is seeing the player’s dressing room and tunnel where many greats of the game spent their time of lives. It will take your significant time to go through the entire stadium but it’s worth it.
Madrid is not just the home of Real Madrid or Atlético de Madrid. Other not so secondary teams as Rayo Vallecano and Getafe are playing on the same league. No wonder Spain has such an international list of players!
Metropolitano is named after the stadium Atlético had before they moved to the Vicente Calderón in 1966, another historical place right next to Manzanares River which last visit was scheduled on September 2017. The home Atletico de Madrid New Wanda Metropolitano also has some unforgettable memories of great players which, not to mention its museum which takes you back to the glorious past of the beautiful game and you can find all the history of the team and see how the game looked like then.
It’s former stadium, Vicente Calderón used to be a place for another exciting culture that it offers is the most famous concerts. Some of the greatest bands like Rolling Stones, One Direction, Cold play, and British Boy band. If you’re in Madrid, keep yourself updated and who knows? You might get a chance to see your favorite band playing in the most intense atmosphere of Vicente Calderon.
These couple of great venues are located in the same city, Madrid. Due to their long history and enriched culture, they have provided through football is unexplainable. It is truly magnificent to see them through your eyes and experience it as a whole activity. You will feel the real bonding with football, and if you discover the real passion through your experience, it would be sublime.
Are you tired of trying to find good stadiums and courts? Try and get your head in the game and enjoy the sport that is Tennis. Perhaps you’re not living in a neighborhood where Tennis is encouraged a lot, much less offered and available to everyone. Or maybe you’ve got an idea of the game, but you don’t know where to play it. Perhaps you need to find the environment and the atmosphere for it. Not only are there plenty of opportunities to learn and play the game, but you can also find people going crazy over it.
With every world-class facility that Madrid offers in Sports, it makes sure it’s up to International standards. That is the reason why it dominates the world of sports. Be it Tennis; everybody knows how many greats of the games came through this soil including Rafael Nadal. If you’re in Madrid around May, don’t make the biggest mistake of your life by missing Madrid Open. It’s a world class tournament every tennis fan dreams to see live. It may be a little expensive, but you wouldn’t want to be deprived of seeing Roger Federer and Sarina Williams fighting for each other’s pride. The state of the art structure and ridiculously satisfying clay court will ease your eyes for eternity.
La Caja Magica:
The venue of Madrid Open serves as a multi-purpose stadium for your sports needs. They provide facilities and options that give you easy access to the game and the knowledge of the game.
Experience the motion and the feelings felt by professional players. Imagine standing at the same spot of dirt that you can be standing on. Imagine with your racket and sweat in one hand and a ball in the other, ready to throw the serve and scoring for a victory. The interesting dramatic scene created in each of the matches is a great inspiration for every player, old or new, to be practicing and playing with determination.
When it comes to golfing, you can’t help but admit that Madrid has to be the center of attention. Let alone just Spain in the eyes of the whole world. In recent years, Madrid has now reached the point where it has almost 26 golf courses. All are spread across the city located near hotels, parks, plazas, museums and every other place that one might be at.
Madrid is a place that not only welcomes you to visit, but it also adores you and treats you the way you should be. The providing ease of access and no more distance and effort is required to be able to experience everything. So, when it comes to making activities like golfing available to the general public, you can count on Madrid. Even if no other city in the world is.
Madrid Golf Federation
It’s located just outside El Pardo is one of the biggest facilities in the world. It provides open ground with the perfect strength of routing and some of the most exciting feature shaping. If you think that’s not enough, you should check out the natural setting they provide to make the people feel as naturally overwhelmed by the beauty. Letting it be felt that the environment is created artificially.
A lot of people have been found complaining about the variety and the odd and unfavorable nature of the holes that are present in the golf courses all around. But when you’re in Madrid, you can take a look at Madrid Golf Federation. A modern installation that has everything but problems like that.
Golf Oliver de la Hinojosa:
Feel like going to an even better and more appealing place? Try Club de Golf Olivar de la Hinojosa! The most beautiful nature reserve that is now available as a golf course. The natural aesthetics and the landscaping. The designers of the course have left a serious mark in the history of golf courses that something astonishing like this club was opened.
Located in Barajas, Club de Golf Oliver de la Hinojosa is a huge place known for golfing. It has a 6300- meter long, par 72 course that has 18 holes in it. If you think that’s surprisingly large, wait till you hear about the second course in the club for smaller games. 9 holes present in a par 29 course that stretches about 1386 meters in length. A superb layout located just outside the city of Madrid is a fabulous location. If you wish to enjoy games and sports and even watch professional games and tournaments being hosted around the year.
Who can mention Spain and sports and not come to think of the famous bullfights? The culturally and historically a reputable part of Spain’s fame across the globe for good and for bad. For all those who are curious as to how the game is played. To those who wish to see the matadors and the bulls in action. Fighting for their lives in full glamor should come to Madrid because in Madrid, the largest bullring in Spain is located by the name of Las Ventas. This massive center of attention from fans of the game all around the world is there since 1929 and every game the 25000-seater bullring is filled with a diverse crowd. All cheering and raging the bull and the fighter to go on until one of them is left standing.
Bullfighting culture is traced back to Spain’s history. But the fame it has is because of its significance and the attention it attracts. All due to it being one of the few games that are so physically challenging and dangerous. Truth be told, not a lot of people have the guts to stand in that ring with a bull, and those who do, seldom sit up straight to tell the tale. But the crowd always loves it and will never stop coming to Madrid to witness the show.
Sports in Madrid – conclusion:
There are a lot of sports and games that are famous in Spain. Madrid, being the capital of the great country, is a central hub for some of the most famous games in the world. This makes it a personal ambition and dream for every sports fan and supporter out there to be somehow able to come to Madrid and enjoy at least one game. That and being able to meet their favorite professional player on the scene, and both of them happen a lot. So, you decide whether you’re going to sit home or you’re going to come and witness the action.