Americans love sports and the United States is rated among the top sports countries in the world. The country can boast of many popular sportsmen, big sports associations, and top sportsbooks. If you are reading this, you also love sports and are probably interested in the top sports in the United States. Here is the list of the five top sports in the US in the year 2020
- American Football
Coin from rugby and soccer, American football, is the most popular sport in the United States. It is also among the ten most popular sports in the world. Also called gridiron, American football surpasses all other sports in the North American country in terms of the following:
- Average attendance
- TV audience
- Google search
The sports’ major competition is the National Football League (NFL) which can boast of an average stadium attendance of over 67000 and is worth over $13 billion.
Baseball is the second most trending sport in the United States. The major competition of the sports is played by the Major League Baseball (MLB) which teams are grouped into two – the National League and the American League.
The average attendance of the bat-and-ball game is around 30000 per match, while the total attendance of MLB in 2019 is 68.5 million. That figure is the highest total attendance for any sports in the world. The MLB is worth over $10 billion. Baseball is also among the ten most popular sports in the world.
After American football and Baseball, then the Americans will go for basketball. The sport has huge followers, high stadium attendance, and a huge TV audience. Basketball players are also among the highest-paid sportsmen in the United States. The major organization controlling the game in the US is the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The average worth of each of the 30 teams in the NBA is estimated to be $2.2 billion while the association generates over $8 billion per annum. The average attendance of the game in the 2019 – 2020 season is 17750 per match. Basketball is also among the ten most famous sports globally.
Also called ice hockey, hockey is the fourth most trending sport in the United States. The major competition in this sport is organized by the National Hockey League (NHL) which involves 31 teams.
The popular sports have an average attendance of about 17500 spectators per match and total revenue of over $5 billion a year.
In many countries across the globe, soccer is the most popular sport. But in the United States, the leather ball game is the fifth most popular. The major soccer competition in America is the Major League Soccer (MLS). The MLS consists of 23 United States teams and 3 Canadian teams.