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[27 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

After the Hearts match I walked for 15 minutes over to Murrayfield. I have never attended two games within such a close proximity to one another. On my way back, I passed Roseburn Bar which is actually a Murrayfield pub more than a Tynecastle Stadium pub.
Obtaining TicketsRather than go to the pub I decided to check out how much tickets were at the ticket center. Tickets for the game were £20 for an adult ticket. However, since I had my student id I could pay £10 for a student ticket. …

Edinburgh, International Rugby, International Soccer »

[26 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

One of the difficulties with planning a sports trip is trying to determine all of the possible sporting events that one could attend. This is why I always buy a local newspaper when I arrive in the country I am visiting.
My original plan for today was to attend the Premier League match between Hull City and Liverpool at Anfield. However, last night as I was sitting at The Hiding Place, I pulled out my fixtures for the week. While reviewing the league schedules, I realized there were …

International Rugby, Newcastle, Northern England »

[25 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

After spending the day at my hostel, it was time to head out for the reason I was in Newcastle – Newcastle Falcons rugby. Even though the game was not scheduled to start until 8 pm, I departed the hostel around 4 pm. I was hoping to hang out at a restaurant or pub around the stadium before the game. In order to get to Kingston Park, I took the subway from the Monument stop to the Bank Foot stop – although I could have gotten off at Kingston Park …

International Rugby »

[7 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

In the first game of the day, Wales pounded the USA Eagles 48-15.
Pre Game DiningBefore the game we stopped at Potbelly’s located at 5709 S. Harlem Ave. There are a few chain restaurants on Harlem Ave. on the way to Toyota Park, including one of the Ultimate Sports Wife’s favorites – Portillo’s, located at 5532 S. Harlem Ave. If looking for a good family restaurant before or after an event at Toyota Park, Portillo’s may be the place for you since they serve a wide selection of food including alcoholic …

International Rugby, International Soccer »

[6 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

Today is International sporting event day in Chicago. At 1 pm, USA Rugby hosts Wales at Toyota Park in a friendly. At 7:15 pm, USA Soccer hosts Honduras in the first World Cup Qualifier hosted at Soldier Field. I am planning to attend both games with Blackhawks Jim and his son Carl. The Ultimate Sports Wife and Blackhawks Jim’s wife and daughter are planning to attend the rugby match.