Holiday weekends are for beers and sports. But you don’t have to do it from your couch. Want to know where to go opening weekend of the college football season? We’ve got you covered. Check out these three top destinations for your sporting excitement.

L.A. – Best of New and Old Stadiums

Two of the most historic stadiums in America are part of this four game trip.. and that’s just for the college football portion. Without a doubt on your bucket list should be the Rose Bowl and the LA Memorial Coliseum. The Rose Bowl has hosted 5 super bowls and FIFA Finals while both have hosted the Olympic games.

The USC Trojans may be playing host to a cupcake, but UCLA is inviting the Texas A&M Aggies to their neck of the woods for what is sure to be a great game, on a Sunday no less!

Dodger Stadium is no slouch either. You can’t leave there without a famous Dodger Dog. Last but not least you have the relatively new StubHub Center, home of the LA Galaxy and more recently of the LA Chargers. Four great venues to soak in a game!

Event Date Time Venue
NCAAF: Western Michigan @ USC Sept 2 2:15 PM Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
MLS: LA Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids Sept 2 8:00 PM StubHub Center
NCAAF: Texas A&M @ UCLA Sept 3 4:30 PM Rose Bowl
MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks @ Los Angeles Dodgers Sept 4 7:07 PM Dodger Stadium

Dallas Triple Play

Prefer the confines of North Texas? This three day weekend has four games all within a few miles of each other. Two non-conference college football rivals will collide in the featured game of this series with the Florida Gators facing off against the Michigan Wolverines.

Two Texas Rangers games bookend this trip that leaves you with plenty of opportunities to take in as much or as little of the Fort Worth Stockyards and Billy Bob’s Texas before or after your long weekend.

Event Date Time Venue
MLB: Los Angeles Angels @ Texas Rangers Sept 1 7:05 PM Globe Life Park in Arlington
NCAAF: Florida @ Michigan Sept 2 2:30 PM AT&T Stadium
RODEO: Mesquite Championship Sept 2 7:30 PM Mesquite Arena
MLS: FC Dallas vs. NY Red Bulls Sept 2 8:00 PM Toyota Stadium
MLB: Los Angeles Angels @ Texas Rangers Sept 3 6:15 PM Globe Life Park in Arlington

New York, NY

It’s not often both New York baseball clubs play host on the same weekend. But Labor Day is different. Both the Mets and the Yanks have divisional teams in town. Most notably the Red Sox. This historic rivalry game should be on everyone’s bucket list and this is your chance to check it off.

Throughout the course of these couple of series’ you can take the train over to Billie Jean King Tennis Center (which is right by Citi Field) and catch one of tennis’ major events. In the days around baseball the tournament will be in the third and fourth round which will be a great opportunity to see some good players without breaking the bank for the top tier final matches.

Event Date Time Venue
TENNIS: Men's & Women's US Open Tennis ONGOING Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
MLB: Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees Sept 2 1:05 PM Yankee Stadium
MLB: Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees Sept 3 8:05 PM Yankee Stadium
MLB: Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Mets Sept 4 1:10 PM Citi Field

So get off the couch and take one of these trips! Let us know which one you pick and remember you can always make your own sports weekend by utilizing the Master Calendar.

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