Sports events starting again sports fans are probably eager to watch live their favorite teams. In many cases, people make some travel arrangements together and go on a trip to see the away games. And it is worth it! We have done the same, and we have to say that it is a pleasure. Well, except maybe for the person that organizes everything. Then it can be a little pressuring and even turn into a nightmare if you don’t pay attention. In this article, we are going to give you some advice on how to plan and organize the perfect trip to watch your favorite sports team. 

Plan with no compromise

If you want to visit an away game, make sure that you plan the trip as early as possible. People have busy schedules, especially the ones that are already married with children. If you tell them with enough time ahead, they will make the arrangements needed to be available. However, don’t make any compromise! Set a strict date by which people have to decide and give you money to buy the tickets, arrange the fan transportation and book hotel (if needed). If you leave it vague, there will be some that will hesitate until the last minute.  That would make organizing everything a total mess. And you don’t want that. 

Hire reliable transportation

Let’s face it – if you are a big group of fans, it would be more fun to travel together. Check how many people are coming, then sum up and divide the costs for hiring a professional company for sports events transportation. And even if you are not that many, you can always check and see that there are very affordable minibus rentals. If you book the services of professionals, you don’t have to worry about planning the trip, looking where to park, and most importantly you can rely on an experienced and professional driver. 

Make sure that the travel plans are within the budget of everyone coming

Some of the fans coming with you might not be in their best financial state. And that is okay. To make sure that the travel plans are within the budget of everyone, just set up online voting to check how much money people can afford to spend on that trip. Make it anonymous, and nobody will be ashamed to admit their financial situation. Once you know what budget limitations the people in the group have, you can start searching for a suitable hotel (if you are going to stay the night after the game) and affordable places to eat and drink. The same goes for the tickets – finding more seats at better prices is also okay. 

Remember – we still live in Covid-19 reality

In Covid-19 times, when it comes to travel, we have to check the regulations that are valid at the moment. Remember to prepare a list of the group members who are vaccinated and who are not.  Inform the latter ones that they have to provide a negative test result for the trip. Otherwise, they would not be able to enter the sports venue and watch the game. Remind the people coming to the trip that health is the most important thing, and if somebody is not feeling well, they have to stay at home. It is also best to prepare with some basic travel tips – a medical kit and medication if anybody has problems with their stomach during the trip.

Enjoy yourself!

After all, this is the most important thing. Organizing the trip for so many people can be overwhelming. Remember that you are doing this as a volunteer – it is not a corporate trip that you are responsible for. Do the things you have to do, but take time to enjoy yourself and have a good time. Nobody else is going to do that for you. After you give the instructions to the people traveling with you, let them go. You are not their mother. Treat yourself to a bunch of memorable experiences, and we wish you to celebrate a win!