Top 10 sporting events in London for August 2017

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Coming to London for your summer vacation, then you are here for the beginning of the 17/18 soccer season . Lots of matches taking place and this season sees for the first time ever a Premiership team (Tottenham Hotspurs) adopts Wembley Stadium as their home ground. If Soccer isn’t your thing then there is also Rugby, Show Jumping and Athletics, so see below for our top 10 events for the month, and if you require tickets or transport for any of the sport listed contact Harmony cars who will be happy to help and supply both tickets and chauffeur cars .

No. 1. 4th to 13th August 2017 “IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017” at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Pk. Be part of the action and relive the thrills of the London 2012 Olympic Games, when star athletes Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Usain Bolt won their gold medals in the Olympic Stadium in Stratford. Come and see some of the world’s top athletes do their stuff. Up to 4,000 volunteers will play a key role in the running of the 20 days of the Championships with a range of roles including transport, way-finding, meet and greet, and accreditation. Tickets: £12.91 to £155. If you want to go to this event then why not contact Harmony cars who can arrange both tickets and a chauffeur car to get you there. Their phone number is 07976 374498 or email them at info@harmony-airport-transfers.com for a quote.

No. 2. 4th to the 6th August 2017 “ The Longines Global Champions Tour “ at Royal Hospital Chelsea.  Watch elite horse riders at The Longines Global Champions Tour, as it makes its debut at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Bringing together the world’s top-ranked riders to compete in unique locations around the world, including Miami Beach, Monaco, Paris, Shanghai and Doha, this year’s London event takes place at the iconic Chelsea venue for the first time. See Olympic, World and European Equestrian Champions such as Great Britain’s Scott Brash and Ben Maher in action for the 12th leg of the prestigious show jumping series. Alongside the sporting action, there’s also a shopping village and refreshment areas catering for all the family. Tickets: £21.60

No. 3. 5th August 2017 “Tottenham Hotspur will face Italian champions Juventus on August 5” at Wembley Stadium   The match will kick off at 5.30pm (BST). The match, hosted by relevant sports, will be Spurs’ first appearance at the English national stadium since announcing it as their temporary home for the 2017/18 season while work is completed on their state-of-the-art new stadium in Tottenham.

No.4. 6th August 2017 “Marathon at IAAF World Championships London 2017”. Starting and finishing at Tower Bridge, the 26.2-mile (42km) marathon route comprises four laps of a 6-mile (10km) course on closed roads, heading west along Victoria Embankment towards the Houses of Parliament, then back alongside the river Thames to St Paul’s Cathedral; before returning via the Tower of London. It’s the first time the IAAF World Championships has staged two marathons back-to-back on the same day. The Men’s Marathon sets off at 10.55am with the Women’s Marathon beginning at 2pm, providing an incredible day of distance running through the capital. After the races, the medallists will receive their gongs in front of the Tower of London, where a stage and supporter zone will be in place to make the most of the atmosphere.

No.5. 6th August 2017 “ Soccer’s Community shield cup between Arsenal v Chelsea” at Wembley Stadium. Kickoff is at 14.00 p.m. Each club will receive approximately 28,300 tickets. Following the agreement of both clubs, Arsenal fans will occupy the East End of Wembley Stadium whilst Chelsea will be in the West End. Proceeds from the 2017 FA Community Shield supported by McDonald’s will be donated to support all those so tragically affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. The FA – alongside Arsenal, Chelsea and McDonald’s – is hoping to raise in the region of £1.25m for the victims.

No.6. 11th August 2017 “Premier League Arsenal v Leicester city” at the Emirates Stadium. Kickoff is at 19.45 pm . Leicester finished last season a lot stronger than when they started it, so it will be interesting to see what they are like at the beginning of this season, and can Arsen Wenger get his team firing on all cylinders and make a match of it.

No.7. 12th August 2017 “Premier League Watford v Liverpool FC “ at Vicarage rd. For those who happen to be in London when this match is being played, this is a great opportunity to see the mighty Liverpool in action. Kickoff is at 12.30 pm.

No.8. 20th August 2017 “Premier League Tottenham Hotspurs v Chelsea” at Wembley stadium. So the winners and runners up of last season’s Premier league square up in this early season match With Tottenham playing at Wembley for their first home game with no real home advantage. Who will win? This one is hard to predict, but for every team playing against Spurs, due to it being played at Wembley, it will seem like their very own mini cup final. Kickoff is at 16.00 pm.

No.9.   26th August 2017 “Rugby Challenge cup” at Wembley Stadium. The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final returns to Wembley Stadium and let’s hope for more excitement after 2016’s dramatic final. Hull FC edged out Warrington Wolves 12-10 and broke Leeds Rhinos two year dominance of the trophy. Four times winners Hull FC have never retained the trophy but will they break that run this year or will there be a fresh name on the famous trophy?

No.10. 26th August 2017 “Premier League Tottenham Hotspurs v Burnley” at Wembley Stadium. Always a hard game for Spurs. Burnley are one of those teams that can easily make an upset. Kickoff is at 15.00 pm .

 

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