The US is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Being so huge and so diverse is a big part of the appeal. Another part is that the country is home to the biggest, boldest and most watched sports on Earth.
To help narrow down the many choices, we’ve shortlisted no less than SEVENTEEN absolute ripper sporting experiences that are iconically American and ones you absolutely need on your bucket list. You’ll want to check these out in real life. Imagine these in one trip of a lifetime.
Augusta National, Georgia
Home to the greatest golf tournament on Earth, The Masters
AT&T Stadium, Dallas
The 80,000 capacity home of the Cowboys, some awesome speedway and last year’s Wrestlemania.
Churchill Downs, Kentucky
Home of “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sport” – the Kentucky Derby
Fenway Park, Boston
The world famous home of the world famous Red Sox. The oldest ballpark in MLB.
Flushing Meadows (Corona Park), New York
Or, more specifically, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre, the current venue for the US Open tennis.
Gillette Stadium (Foxboro), Boston
The home of the Patriots and the Revolution soccer team, named after the Gillette company founded in the Boston area.
So it’s not technically a stadium. You’re in Hawaii, people! Who needs sport? Although if you are there in October, check out the World Ironman Championships held there each year.
Lambeau Field, Green Bay
Named after the former owner of the Green Bay Packers, if you’re in Wisconsin, this 80,000+ capacity stadium is a must visit.
Madison Square Garden, New York
Ice Hockey, basketball, boxing, wrestling, shows, concerts, it all happens at The Garden.
MetLife Stadium, New Jersey
The most expensive stadium ever built houses both the New York Giants and New York Jets.
MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas
Ladies and gentlemen….let’s get rrrrrr-eady to rrrrr-umbleeeee!
Michigan Stadium, Michigan
“The Big House” has an official capacity of 107,601 but has held over 115,000 people making it the biggest stadium in the United States and second largest stadium in the world.
Sure, they do Speedway itself here. But the real show comes to town when the Indianapolis 500 hits the track. 500 miles over 200 laps held the last weekend of May.
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Home to basketball, ice hockey, concerts, boxing and wrestling, pretty much all the major LA sporting teams are based here and it hosts over 250 events each year.
TPC Scottsdale, Arizona
Home to the PGA Tour’s only fully enclosed hole, the par-3 16th on the Stadium Course.
Wrigley Field, Chicago
Who could forget those iconic scenes after the Cubs won last year’s World Series outside Wrigley Field? Now check the place for yourself.
Yankee Stadium, New York
Located in the Bronx, this is a right of passage for any sports fan visiting New York City.