Sports play an important role in many people's lives. Sure there are some people who claim they hate sports in all its forms, but if they really took the time to watch and appreciate athletic competition at the highest level, it's difficult to dismiss. The North American sports industry is expected to rake in roughly $69.4 billion from ticket and merchandise sales, sponsorship fees, media rights, and more.
Watching all kinds of sports on TV is great, but there is something truly magical about attending a live sporting event. The smell of the fried food, the sound of the play on the field, rink, or court, and the intense and often historic moments that can occur in a split second all make for an amazing event.
When it comes to sports travel and tours, there are plenty of amazing cities across the U.S. that showcase all kinds of amazing athletic competition. Some cities, however, are a step above the rest when it comes to sports.
Here are the best cities in the U.S. for sports travel and tours:
- St. Louis, Missouri -- St. Louis... really? Ask anyone who has ever lived in or even visited St. Louis -- they will tell you it's one of the best sports towns in the world. Catch a St. Louis Blues hockey game or the city's pride and joy: the St. Louis Cardinals.
- New York City -- Home to some of the most iconic sporting venues and historic moments, NYC is the perfect city to visit for sports fans. From college basketball to all major professional sports, you can always find a great game to attend while in the city. Plus, the fact that the Yankees have 16 more World Series wins than any other team (Cardinals have the second most with 11) really proves their dominance -- the Yanks have won an astonishing 27 World Series games.
- Green Bay, Wisconsin -- This is a small town with a big sports presence. Green Bay actually has the eighth-most professional sports championships among U.S. cities with 13. There isn't a city on earth that loves its home team more than the people of Green Bay love their Green Bay Packers.
If you want to learn more about sports travel packages and schedule some upcoming sports travel and tours, give Great Atlantic Sports Travel a call right away -- and enjoy the game!