The North American continent has always had a rich sporting culture. The headlines might be hogged, most of the time, by professional leagues like the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any other sports. Events ranging from soccer to lacrosse among many others are followed by a huge number of people around the continent every year. The point is driven home when these other sports tickets figures come out every year, which needless to say is quite impressive.
History of Sports in North America
Sports have been a part of human civilization for centuries. Humans have come up with various sports to not only keep themselves entertained but also quench the feeling of competitiveness. Different places and civilizations developed different games. The Native Americans used to play versions of field hockey and lacrosse. Then with the passage of time other sports like baseball, football and basketball became part of the sporting landscape. These sports didn’t take time to capture the imagination of the wider public and the rest as they say is history. There are however sports, apart from these, that combine to form a big chunk of what North American sports culture is all about.
Soccer is among the most followed sports in the world but for one reason or another it hasn’t enjoyed that kind of success in North America. That trend has started to change recently and the seeds of that were planted in the 1990’s with the formation of Major League Soccer. The World Cup of 1994 was awarded to the United States and that provided to be a big step forward.
Monster Jam Trucks
Monster Jam sports are immensely popular as well in the United States especially. The sport began when some truck enthusiasts got together to show their modified vehicles. This began to attract people and soon monster jam trucks were seen competing all around the country on their way to attracting millions of fans every season.
Lacrosse is among one of the oldest sports in North America. Historians trace its origins back to the days of Native Americans. Since then it has evolved and become a very popular sport that is watched by people all around the continent.
The United States has produced some of the biggest names in tennis. The likes of John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Chris Evert, Billie Jean King, Venus Williams and Serena Williams have dominated the sport for years and placed United States right up there among the most successful tennis playing nations in history.
Motorsports like NASCAR, IndyCar, SuperCross and Motocross are very popular in North America. These sports enjoy a huge fan following and attendance figures show that Americans take motorsports very seriously indeed.
There are other sports as well that have resulted in bringing a lot of glory to the nation. The U.S. has won a lot of titles and medals on international level in gymnastics, swimming, fencing, shooting, surfing and figure skating. Athletes from the region are also known to be brilliant at snowboarding, horse racing, skiing and X Games. The popularity of these sports can be judged by the fact these are covered by some of the biggest networks. The latest season will give fans the chance to get involved and catch the biggest names live. So get ready for another campaign full of pulsating action.