Touring the best soccer stadiums in the United States
Soccer has continued to be one of the fastest growing sports in the US. If you or your children are soccer fans, then visiting some of the great stadiums during a family vacation can be a fun addition to your trip. Since there are great stadiums all over the US, it is likely that there is one near your next vacation destination, so why not schedule it as one of your stops?
Gillette Stadium Foxboro, MA
This stadium is home to the New England Revolution soccer team and the New England Patriots football team. Games are usually limited to 15,000 fans, so the venue feels more intimate. It is one of the few stadiums to use artificial turf instead of grass. Gillette Stadium is located just 90 minutes from Nantucket Sound, so it can be a logical stop on a road trip in Massachusetts. You could even visit the stadium first and then drive to Nantucket for a beautiful beachside stay at scenic resorts such as The Breakers or The Soundings, which are part of the Blue Green Resorts family. The Blue Green Resorts page makes booking your trip easy and affordable, and there is a wide range of accommodation options available. While in Nantucket, you can enjoy sailing, fishing, or just relaxing on the beach with a favorite book. After a day exploring, you can rest assured that you will be taken good care of at The Breakers or The Soundings.
Red Bull Arena
Home to the New York Red Bulls, this 25,000 capacity stadium features comfortable seats where fans can enjoy games against nearby teams such as DC United. This stadium usually offers a lot of seating options, as it is not usually filled to capacity. Since it is in New York City, you are really spoiled for choice in terms of fun activities to do in the area. You can take in art museums, Broadway shows, and see historical landmarks such as Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. A vacation trip to New York is something that will never be forgotten.
Packing and planning for your trip
Make sure you purchase tickets early. Good seats can sell out fast for popular games and teams. Remember to pack any items that you like to have at sporting events, such as a good hat, sunglasses, and a water bottle to stay hydrated. The die-hard fan may even want to make a sign or banner to show his or her team spirit. Dressing in your favorite teams colors can also be a great way to show support.
Soccer is now a booming sport in the US, so there are bound to be stadiums near you. During your next break, why not pay a visit to one of these venues, explore the sights, and then enjoy a game or two?