2020 was a tough year for everyone, athletes and sports enthusiasts included. Thanks to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, major sporting events around the world were forced to postpone or cancel altogether for the safety of fans and athletes alike. In circumstances where games could be played, fan attendance was severely curtailed, with many facilities barring fans entirely. After a long year of staying home and staying safe, the world is getting ready to open up again, which means the return of live sports!
If you’ve been waiting to return to your favorite stadiums and fields, are itching for the sights and sounds of a game, and can’t wait to get back to cheering for your favorite teams and players, then 2021 is going to be your year. 2021 is going to be a special year in sports, where we’re likely to see new offerings from many venues. Smaller luxury events are going to be the latest trend, offering fans a super-special experience.
What Will Make 2021 Stand Out?
2020 took a toll on everyone, and without pastimes like live sports and the usual big games to look forward to, many have struggled to stay occupied. 2021 is going to be a fresh start for the sports industry since COVID-19 has changed how events will be coordinated in the future. All evidence points to most venues cutting back on attendance and beginning to offer smaller luxury packages to fans interested in having a live experience.
Instead of picking nosebleed seats or jammed sections, fans will be choosing all-inclusive packages complete with food, beverages, and luxury accommodations. While tickets will be sold for higher prices, fans will be able to gain access to more features and amenities. For VIP guests, some sports venues may even begin offering private transportation and exclusive access to private seating boxes and areas.
New, exclusive experiences give fans a chance to immerse themselves in their favorite sports. Safer, more comfortable, and more exclusive than sporting events pre-2020, the world of live sports in 2021 will make everyone feel like a VIP.
Wondering what’s coming up in sports in 2021? Here are just some of the major sporting events happening soon and details on VIP packages being offered to fans:
Derby Day 2021 will be Saturday, May 1st, but for the dedicated racing fan, Kentucky Derby Week starts the evening of April 24th. An American tradition since 1875, the Kentucky Derby is all about leisure, fashion, and the thrill of the race. This year instead of the normal 175,000 attendees, they will only allow 35,000 and all admissions will be VIP.
Fans can attend Derby Week and all events, or just plan a visit for Derby Day itself. All-inclusive Derby Day box-seating starts at $700, but if you want a true VIP Derby experience, go for one of their exclusive ticket packages. All packages include access to premium food and beverage vendors plus seating and amenities.
The Indy 500 has been drawing automotive and racing fans from around the world for more than 100 years, and this year, attendees will have access to some incredible experiences and ticket packages. Indy 500 Race Day 2021 is Sunday, May 30th, but fans can start watching practice runs starting Tuesday, May 18th.
Reserved seating for Race Day is currently starting at about $100, but for the real VIP experience, choose one of their exclusive travel packages. If you are a serious racing fan, you’ll want to go for the 2021 Indy 500 Hyatt Ultimate Victory package for $3,465, which includes:
- 4 nights in a double occupancy room at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
- A seat at the Indy 500 Victory Banquet
- Guided garage tour
- Pit pass
- Transportation to and from events/hotel
- Motor Speedway Museum Pass
The 2021 PGA Championship will take place Thursday, May 20th, and Friday, May 21st at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina. Trophy presentations take place on Saturday, May 22nd. One of the year’s biggest events for golf fans, the PGA Championship is a thrilling up-close experience of pro golf in action.
Standard tickets for the 20th-22nd start at $300, but the PGA is also offering several VIP packages for people looking for a luxury experience. For $3,835, fans can enjoy four days of access to the official championship events plus:
- 5 nights in a double occupancy room at The Mills House – Wyndham Grand
- Grounds seating
- Private reception with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and cigars at 19th hole
- Transportation from hotel to events
- Exclusive souvenirs
After several unfortunate cancellations and postponing of events, the 2021 Ryder Cup is officially scheduled for September 21st – 26th in Kohler, Wisconsin. A unique and thrilling event for golf lovers, the Ryder Cup is already sold out thanks to sales from 2020. At the moment, fans already holding 2020 tickets will be given first access to tickets for 2021, but keep an eye on your favorite ticket sites for possible cancellations.
Safe, Personalized Air Travel to Games
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Big Game Air offers customers a variety of premium aircraft designed for optimized comfort and safety. Because BGA doesn’t have to follow commercial scheduling, your private charter can get you anywhere anytime, so you don’t have to worry about missing a game ever again. Best of all, Big Game Air also offers a variety of travel packages and can help you set up hotel accommodations, ground transportation, and exclusive access at some of the countries most exciting destinations.
Traveling private is about more than avoiding a crowd: private travel gives you more control over your comfort, your schedule, and where you go. COVID has made everything more difficult, including finding air travel that fits your schedule, and needs. With Big Game Air, you make no compromises and enjoy a comfortable, luxury experience that will enhance your 2021 sports season.