You will agree with me that the popularity of sports in the US is different from that of the entire world. While soccer leads the list of the most popular sports in the world, it is a different case here in the US. Below are the most popular sports in the US in terms of revenue and the number of fans.
Basketball is the third most followed sport in the US when ranked depending on revenue. But in terms of popularity, it is second. The US is home to the world’s best basketball league, the NBA. There is a professional men’s division, dubbed the NBA, and a women’s called the WNBA. In addition to this, there are lower-level competitions at the college, high school, and amateur levels.
At number two is baseball, whose roots can be traced back to over 150 years. Baseball in the US boasts Major League Baseball as the creme of baseball, attracting 30 teams every season. There’s also Independent Baseball leagues as well as several other competitions at the college and high school level.
1. American Football
Finally, American Football is the most popular sport in the US, both in terms of revenue, and counting the number of amateur levels. It also has the highest average attendance compared to any other game in the world. The National Football League is the highest competition, while Super Bowl is the most coveted prize in American Football.
There you have it, three of the most popular sports in the US. As you can see, Americans have a special place in their hearts for baseball and American football. Other worthy mentions include soccer, which comes in at fourth, followed by ice hockey, tennis, golf, and boxing. Top sports like cricket, which are popular elsewhere, don’t make it in the top 10 list here.