No offense, basketball fans, but there’s just no sport that gets the crowd more involved than the Beach Volleyball Major Series.
Picture it: A temporary stadium on Fort Lauderdale beach that holds 5,000 people. By day, it’s sun overhead. At night, floodlights keep the matches going between Olympic stars.
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The chants, dances and cheers often come right from the players, who take breaks between digs and spikes to wave a flag toward the fans from their home country. Especially the Brazilians, who last year swept the men’s and women’s trophies.
General admission grandstand seats are free, but a VIP ticket (starting at $119) gets you into a chill lounge, premium rooftop seats and elite after-parties with open bars. February 27 through March 4. beachmajors.com.