Parent page: The Popularity of Sports
The U.S. has a busy sporting schedule, with the biggest sports attracting the largest crowds. In this article, we have sampled the biggest events in the regular calendar of U.S. sports. This is based on viewership and attendance.
If you are a basketball fan, you must have heard about the Final Four. This is a stage in the playoff tournament when only four teams remain to battle it out for a spot in the finals, and consequently, emerge the winner. Final Four might be a stage in any sport, but it is now a trademark of the NCAA. Currently, it is in a $10 bn broadcast deal with TBS and CBS.
NFL Opening Night
As the name suggests, this event marks the beginning of the NFL League regular season. The event was incepted back in 2002 and is held on the Wednesday after Labor Day, though in the beginning, it was Thursday. After a series of concerts and other performances, the day is capped off by a single game that is hosted by the Super Bowl champions. This has been the culture since 2004. This year’s NFL Kickoff Game is set for September 10 and will be hosted by Kansas City Chiefs.
Every Tom, Dick, and Harry knows about Super Bowl, the biggest sporting event in the U.S. This is an NFL event that determines the ultimate National Football League (NFL) champion. The Super Bowl has been held since 1953 and pits the winner of the American Football Conference (AFC) vs. National Football Conference (NFC).
There you have it, folks, the biggest events in sports for the U.S. Other worthy mentions include The Masters Golf Tournament, Daytona 500, The U.S. Open (Tennis), U.S. Open of Surfing, and AmGen Tour of California just to mention a few. Which one is your favorite, and why?