Sports Events, Sports Teams, Sports Leagues
Sports are a way of life for people all over the world, and fans love to see sporting events live and in person. Nothing compares to experiencing a big game in a big stadium/arena, from baseball, football, basketball and ice hockey to soccer, tennis, golf, horse racing and NASCAR. There’s nothing quite like tickets to a bucket-list event like the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, The Masters, Indy 500, March Madness, World Cup, US Open or a college football bowl game (Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, etc.).
The NFL is often considered the king of American sports leagues, and each season is packed with action-packed matchups featuring the New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and more. The Super Bowl is one of the most-watched sporting events in the world, second only to soccer’s UEFA Champions League Final as the most watched annual sporting event globally.
NCAA sports are also a huge draw, especially college football and basketball. Fans are constantly clamoring to gain access to the biggest games featuring their favorite teams — Notre Dame, UCLA, USC, Clemson, Auburn, Michigan, UConn, Ohio State, Stanford, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, Duke, Kentucky, etc. When March Madness gets going, hoopsters from across the country are captivated by the competition that has become the hallmark of the NCAA Tournament.
The NBA showcases the likes of Lebron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving, with powerhouse teams like the Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls bringing fans to their feet.
Baseball is known as America's pastime, and Major League Baseball is steeped in tradition. The MLB season is guaranteed to be filled with great games, deep home runs and blazing strikeouts. And the World Series and the playoff run-up to it are thrilling for baseball fans, as they root on the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, Oakland A’s and more.
Soccer is another sport gaining in popularity in the US, and Major League Soccer (MLS) showcases some of the top athletes in the world, attracting such global stars as David Beckham, Thierry Henry, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robbie Keane, David Villa, Kaka, Andrea Pirlo, Steven Gerrard, Didier Drogba and Bastian Schweinsteiger to teams like the LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, New York Red Bulls, Sporting Kansas City, Seattle Sounders FC and Real Salt Lake.
Sports History in the US
Sports have been an important part of cultures around the world for centuries. Football is the most popular sport in the US, with fans heading to see college and NFL games. Baseball is the country's oldest professional sport, and people love to head to the baseball stadium for a game all season long. The NBA and college basketball also have a rich history of thrilling fans as they race up and down the court. There are a lot of other popular sports such as hockey, soccer, golf, NASCAR, horse racing and more.
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