With a wealth of Sporting history in the city Madrid sport gives you the opportunity to see some of the best in European and indeed World sport superstars.
Whilst the football club Real Madrid is synonymous with Madrid sport there are a number of other Madrid sporting attractions!
Not least the city´s second football team; Atletico Madrid!
Do not think Madrids sport scene is dominated by football. Every autumn there is the Madrid Masters tennis tournament and in September the Red Bull X-fighters come to town!
Of course not only do you have the option of watching... you can also partake in one of Madrids many sporting activities!
The Madrid ski slopes are within an hours drive and we cannot forget that it would not be Spain if in Madrid, golf courses were not within easy reach!
Now you can see there is far more to Madrid sport than just Football!
New away fans guide to football matches in Madrid:
CF Real Madrid
The most famous and successful football club in the world in terms of European and Intercontinental titles won. Madrid sports greatest ambassadors.But not so many titles in recent years!- Ed!
Madrid´s second team and more for the working class supporters. Passionate and dedicated following and excellent matchday atmosphere. Just what madrid football is really about!
Madrids latest gift to the footballing world. Getafe have risen from a regional team to one that can hold its own against the giants of Barcelona and Valencia without problems.
All the details you could ever need including the clubs history, ticketing and stadium details. We even tell you where to buy matchday tickets direct from the club.
Check out attending a match in Getafe....>
Whilst the idea of sunny Spain doesn´t immediately through up the idea of wintersports the Madrid skislopes are a great way to combine a city break with wintersport. Interested?
Read more here! - Valdesqui!
Spain has a very good and well deserved reputation for its golfing facilities. Built upon almost guaranteed sunshine and the sucess of its superstars in worldwide competitions Golf has quickly become one of Spains passions. With Madrid being the biggest city in Spain its not a suprise to discover there are a number of very good courses within an hour of the city centre. See here for more:
Madrid golf courses!
If a day at the races following the sport of kings is your thing then check out our guide to horseracing in Madrid at the Zarzuela racecourse:
Madrid Motorcross / Motocross
Madrids sport is not only restricted to physical sports... Theres also Motorbikes! In September of each year the famous
Madrid bullring - Plaza de Toros
at "Las Ventas is transformed into a world class motorcross venue. Listen to the sounds of high power motors and smell the gasoline as the Red Bull
X-fighters open the throttle!
Madrid Masters Tennis
One of the world class Madrid sporting events, every Autumn the worlds top tennis stars come to downtown Madrid to play for the Madrid Masters crown. World names such as Andre Agassi and Roger Federer have competed in this annual event. Read more about the mens
Madrid masters here!
or the equally important womens event
Madrid Ladies Masters here!
Two of Europes top basketball teams strut their stuff in Madrid every week. Whether you are with the 15,000 Real Madrid fans in the Vistalegre or watching Estudiantes in the northern part of the city centre you will soon discover the passion that saw Spain crowned 2006 World basketball champions!
"Madrid basketball guide"
shows you how to get tickets for both without paying anyone other than the club concerned!
European level events with special invitation to world athletes take place in Madrids athletics stadium each summer. Located close to the Airport the Stadium of the community of Madrid is also one of Madrids concert venues.
Athletics normally take place on evenings during the weekends therefore escaping the sapping summer heat. Normally a "pay on the day" affair it is however best to book in advance for larger, more prestigous meets.
Padel Tennis is a game that is widely known in Spain; it is a mixture of tennis, squash and racquetball and is traditionally played in doubles. It has the same scoring as tennis and the ball remains in play as long as both sides are able to retrieve the ball hit by the opponent. Today over 10million people play the sport in Spain, and is now considered one of the fastest growing sports with many betting sites now offering in play and great match odds.
Check out some of Madrids other Attractions!
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