It's estimated that the North American sports industry will be worth more than $74 million by 2020. Though Rugby isn't exactly one of the most popular sports in the U.S., it's gaining some serious traction and is already one of the most popular sports on a global scale. That being said, there are 2019 rugby world cup packages available, which will most likely lead to the sport growing in the United States.
There are eight cities across the United States that have all four major sports within their metropolitan area: New York City, Miami, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, Dallas, Minneapolis, and Boston. But only one state is home to the most prestigious sporting event in history: the Kentucky Derby.
The North American sports industry is expected to rake in about $69.4 billion from ticket and merchandise sales, media rights, and sponsorship fees. The National Football League (NFL) plays a major role in those sales, as well. Though all 32 NFL franchises have loyal fan bases, the Carolina Panthers have been one of the most popular recently.
The largest and most popular sports in the U.S. are football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and hockey. Though the MLB season just wrapped up (congrats, Boston), there are plenty of exciting games coming up that sports fans should be preparing for, especially for basketball and football fans.