Watching sport

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This article is about watching sport. For participating in sport, see Sport.

Watching sport is a popular pastime around the world, be it a major international event such as the Olympic Games, or a minor league football game.

Articles about watching sport[edit]

Events with multiple sports[edit]

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Pan American Games[edit]

Events for a single sport[edit]

American football[edit]

National Football League[edit]

  • Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California (Home of the San Francisco 49ers) on 7 February 2016
  • Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas (Home of the Houston Texans) on 5 February 2017
  • Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Home of the Minnesota Vikings) on 4 February 2018
NFL International Series[edit]

Three regular season games, all held in Wembley Stadium, London (England, not Ontario in case you were wondering). The events for 2015 are scheduled to be:

  • 4 October 2015: New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins
  • 25 October 2015: Buffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 1 November 2015: Detroit Lions vs. Kansas City Chiefs

US college football[edit]

  • College Football Playoff National Championship
    • 2016: University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona (home of the Arizona Cardinals) on 11 January
    • 2017: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida (home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) on 9 January

Note that each of these games is the championship for the previous calendar year. The bulk of the American football season takes place in the northern hemisphere fall/autumn.

Other events[edit]

Australian rules football[edit]

  • 2015 AFL Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 3 October


see also Baseball in the United States



The NBA (National Basketball Association) season runs from late October to mid-April, followed by a 16-team tournament that ends in the NBA Finals in June. All tournament matchups consist of best-of-7 series, in which a team must win four games to advance to the next round or, in the Finals, to win the championship.

US college basketball[edit]

The biggest event in US college (university) basketball is the NCAA Division I men's tournament. The Division I women's tournament draws considerably less interest, but is still the biggest event in American women's college sports. The four-team final round of both tournaments is known as the Final Four. Future Final Four sites are:

  • 2016 – April 2 and 4 at NRG Stadium in Houston
  • 2017 – April 1 and 3 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
  • 2018 – March 31 and April 2 at the Alamodome in San Antonio
  • 2019 – March 30 and April 1 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis
  • 2020 – April 4 and 6 at the New Atlanta Stadium
  • 2021 – April 3 and 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis
  • 2016 – April 3 and 5 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis
  • 2017 – March 31 and April 2 at American Airlines Center in Dallas
  • 2018 – March 30 and April 1 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio
  • 2019 – April 3 and 5 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida
  • 2020 – April 2 and 4 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans


The Euroleague is basketball's equivalent to the UEFA Champions League in football (soccer), featuring top club teams from throughout Europe (note that in sports, "Europe" includes several countries either partly or totally in Asia, most notably Russia, Turkey, and Israel). The season starts in October and ends with its own Final Four in May.

  • 2016 Euroleague Final Four – May 12–15 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin

Canadian football[edit]

  • 103rd Grey Cup at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba (home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers) on 29 November



Major championships

Three of the four men's major championships are held in the US. The only exception is The Open Championship, also known as the "British Open".

  • Masters Tournament (always held at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia) – April 7–10, 2016
  • U.S. Open – June 16–19, 2016 at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh)
  • The Open Championship – July 16–19, 2015 at the Old Course at St Andrews, Scotland
  • PGA Championship – August 13–16, 2015 at the Straits Course of Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin (near Sheboygan)
Other significant events
  • Ryder Cup (USA vs. Europe team competition) – Held in even-numbered years; alternately hosted by the US and Europe
    • 2016 – September 30–October 2 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota (in the Twin Cities, aka MinneapolisSaint Paul)
    • 2018 – September/October (exact dates TBA) at the Albatros Course of Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France (near Paris)
    • 2020 – September/October (exact dates TBA) at the Straits Course of Whistling Straits
    • 2024 – September/October (exact dates TBA) at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park on Long Island (near New York City)
    • The site for the 2022 edition is currently being determined.
  • Presidents Cup (competition between a USA team and an "International" team of non-Europeans) – Held in odd-numbered years; alternately hosted by the US and a non-European country


Major championships

Three of the five women's major championships are held in the US.

  • ANA Inspiration (always held at the Dinah Shore Tournament Course of Mission Hills Country Club in Palm Springs, California) – March 31–April 3, 2016
  • Women's PGA Championship – June 9–12, 2016 at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Washington (near Seattle)
  • U.S. Women's Open – July 9–12, 2015 at Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Women's British Open – July 30–August 2, 2015 at the Trump Turnberry in South Ayrshire, Scotland
  • The Evian Championship (always held at the Evian Resort Golf Club in Évian-les-Bains, France) – September 10–13, 2015
Other significant events
  • Solheim Cup (USA vs. Europe team competition) – Held in odd-numbered years; alternately hosted by the US and Europe
    • 2015 – September 30–October 2 at the St. Leon course of Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in Sankt Leon-Rot, Germany (near Heidelberg)
    • 2017 – Dates TBA at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa

Ice hockey[edit]



Motor racing[edit]


see also Rugby football

Rugby union[edit]

Rugby league[edit]


see also Football in Europe



See also[edit]

  • Gambling (which takes place on sports)
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