Sporting events are back in London with stadiums and arenas full of spectators eager to participate again in the biggest appointments of the year.
Summer is the time when most international competitions take place and the large sporting infrastructure as well as the organizational experience of the city of London, makes it one of the most attractive cities in the world to organize sporting events.
2021 left many historic memories in the minds of Londoners who had the opportunity to witness sporting events like the Euro 2021, a football national teams competition that saw England reach the final in Wembley only to lose on penalties against Italy as covered by BBC.
The Rugby League World Cup had a fixture played in the Emirates Stadium, home to Premier League club Arsenal FC, and the Wimbledon tournament returned after being postponed in 2021.
2022 will see another summer full of professional sport on London’s agenda, so be ready to enjoy and celebrate the best athletes in the world competing in a venue close to your location. These are the most anticipated sporting events of summer 2022 in London.
2022 Queen’s Club Championships
The first event on your agenda should be the Cinch Championships of Tennis. This is an ATP Tour 500 series that will see some of the best-ranked tennis players in the world battle for the title on an outdoor grass court at the Queen’s Club in London.
The names of Casper Ruud (2022 Roland Garros finalist), Carlos Alcaraz (new Spanish starlet sensation), Matteo Berrettini (defending champion), or Andy Murray (British Olympic gold medalist) will be participating this year.
From the 13th to the 19th of June, sports fans will have the chance to attend a tennis tournament with fairly modest ticket prices and that will serve as the perfect warmup for Wimbledon later in the summer.
Men’s rugby union: Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final
Saturday 18th of June will be the date that decides who’s the absolute champions of the Rugby League in England. Twickenham Stadium will be hosting the final with more than 80,000 fans expected to fill the arena.
Fans can expect a huge party for this event as the organization will be putting in place a Fan Village Festival with concerts, food & beverage, interactive games, photo opportunities, and many more surprises for all rugby passionates.
Tickets range from £40 to £99.
The Championships Wimbledon (Tennis Grand Slam):
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club will be hosting once more the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Wimbledon is a part of the prestigious Grand Slam tournaments in the tennis circuit and the most prestigious as it holds a special aura that makes it magical.
It might be the grass courts, the tennis players all wearing white, or even the presence of monarchs in the stands. But the truth is that this is a must for any sports fan.
With many categories like men, women, doubles, and even boys and girls categories, there are many opportunities to attend this tournament.
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022:
The most important tournament for women in Europe’s football ecosystem. The women’s game is developing at amazing rates and fans are each time more tipped towards women’s football. The rise in popularity is not only seen on the stands but also online as fans are flooding social media with debates and even Sports Betting Online will be offering odds during the tournament to add up to the tally of the hundreds of other sports disciplines available. And for new clients, the top bookmakers provide advice on betting strategies, and betting hubs like SBO offer independent and impartial bookmaker reviews so fans can get the best out of their betting experience.
This tournament was set to happen in 2021 but due to the pandemic it was moved to this year and London is set to host 4 games in the Brentford stadium and the tournament final in Wembley Stadium.
England is one of the favorites to reach Wembley Stadium alongside other European powerhouses like Spain, Sweden, and France.
MLB Home Run Derby X
London has been a preferred destination for USA sports organizations when exporting their local franchises for competitive games. The NFL and the NBA have organized regular-season games in London arenas and the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium has even been built with a retractive pitch to host NFL games.
And on the 9th of July, it will be the turn of the MLB to bring the best of American baseball to England. The Crystal Palace Park in London will host the MLB Home Run Derby, an innovative format of baseball that brings more adrenaline and excitement than any standard baseball game: 100 pitches per team, with points up for grabs for Home Runs, catches, and Target Hits.
Fans will be able to see MLB legends in action as well as MLB rookie players and even influencers in action on the pitch.