The Most Popular Sports in the US

When you look at US citizens, there are many sports that seem to be much more popular than others. They, of course, will cost you a little more to attend, but the excitement of being there will make the cost well worth it. The most popular sports in the US today, being watched live and on screens, are:

1. Baseball is one of the top sports being played in the US. Having been played in the US the longest, baseball draws thousands of fans to ball fields each year. There isn’t just professional baseball to keep many Americans busy, though. Parents everywhere like watching their children learn and play the game.

 

2. Football began as a college sport in the US in the mid-1800s. Football is truly the “American Sport,” since it is played just in the US. It has developed from being played just in college to having professional teams and being played by young people in both elementary and high schools.

3. Basketball is a popular sport around the globe. The number of people around the world playing basketball can be around 500 million. Basketball is one of the professional sports in the US to welcome foreign players onto teams, with numerous players of professional basketball being recruited from other countries and brought to the US to play.

4. Hockey is one of the newer sports increasing in popularity with Americans. It did not originate in the US, but it has found its way into our sporting life and has risen as one of the quickest growing sports. Ice hockey is the most popular form of this sport, with street hockey increasing popularity with older kids.

You may be asking “Where is golf and soccer on this list?” Although both sports are increasing in popularity, neither one meets the level of fans as the sports listed above.

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