Most people agree that the World Cup is the most fantastic sporting event in the world. Billions of people around the world would love the chance to attend this amazing event. Held every four years, the next World Cup will be in Brazil in 2014. Those that want to go need to start planning early. Check out these five ways to get the chance to go to the World Cup:
The hardest path to the World Cup is making it as a player or coach. There are only 32 teams around the world that earn a place in the tournament, which means that this method is limited to less than 1,000 people, including all the players and support staff. This would be the most fun method, but those without the talent will need to think more practically.
Rent a House
The cost of attending the World Cup is one of the most prohibitive factors. One way to lessen this expense or even make money is to rent a house near one of the World Cup venues. Then you will have an affordable place to stay, and can then rent out rooms to other people to make the money to finance the trip.
You can put a little aside from every paycheck and save up the money slowly in a savings or checking account over time. Just watch out for fees, Wells Fargo is charging $7 a month for their checking account and with low interest rates, that can eat up your savings. Despite all that, saving is still the best way to do it. This is a practical way to get the money to make the trip to Brazil in 2014.
With the current economic climate, many people are struggling to pay their bills. This makes it very hard to save up money for most folks. Luckily, it is easy to use credit to finance a trip to the World Cup. Anyone looking at this option needs to make sure that credit will not be a problem. Be sure to compare credit card offers to get the best deal. There are plenty of offers out there of tens of thousands of miles for a new accountholder, which won’t get you to Brazil in 2014 but can get you part of the way there.
Sell World Cup Packages
Anyone that has a little sales ability can swing a free trip to the Wold Cup with a little effort. Many travel companies will be selling package deals for the World Cup. These companies will often give a free trip to someone that can sell a certain number of travel packages. If you can put together a group of friends and family to go to the Cup, you can save them some money and get a free trip at the same time.
When your favorite teams are playing in the World Cup, it is almost impossible to not want to go to events. However, affording tickets, in addition to airfare, isn’t always easy. But if you can use your creativity and learn a few tips to save big money, there is no reason to miss out on sitting in the stands and rooting for your favorite team in person.