US Sports

Last Updated: 16th Nov 2013

<p><img src="" class="rightwise" title="san francisco giants, baseball" alt="san francisco giants, baseball" /></p> <p>The US is sports crazy. New Zealanders have their rugby, the Canadians have ice hockey, the Europeans have football, Australians just generally love any sport, but when it comes to countries that are fanatical about their sports, few can go past the <a href="/contikipedia/articles/usa"><span class="caps">USA</span></a>.</p> <p>America is home to what is unquestionably the world&#8217;s most famous (not to mention richest and highest quality) Gridiron football, professional basketball, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/baseball">baseball</a> and ice hockey leagues in the world.</p> <p>Visiting a US sporting event is a must for any sports fanatic or person who just wants to sample a slice of US culture. Sitting in the stands at Red Sox game in <a href="/contikipedia/articles/fenway-park">Fenway Park</a>, catching a Lakers game, cheering the Dallas Cowboys on or an event at Madison Square Garden is just the tip of the iceberg of sporting experiences you can be a part of in the US.</p> <p>You have loads of free time to catch an event during a US Contiki tour while the start and end of your tour are also great times to catch a game.</p> <p>Check the official league sites for schedules to see who&#8217;s playing while you&#8217;re on tour or to plan your tour around an event.</p> <h2>Summer Sports</h2> <ul> <li><a href=""><span class="caps">MLB</span> Baseball</a> April – September/October</li> <li><a href=""><span class="caps">MLS</span> Soccer</a> April &#8211; November</li> <li><a href=""><span class="caps">WNBA</span> Basketball</a> May – September</li> <li><a href="">US Open Tennis</a> August/September</li> </ul> <h2>Winter Sports</h2> <ul> <li>&#8220;<span class="caps">NBA</span> Basketball &quot;: October &#8211; June</li> <li><a href=""><span class="caps">NFL</span> Football</a> September – February</li> <li><a href=""><span class="caps">NHL</span> Ice Hockey</a> September – April/May</li> </ul> <h2>Tickets</h2> <p>Check the official league sites for tickets while you can also often pick up excellent tickets or tickets for sold out events at:</p> <ul> <li><a href="">Ticketmaster</a></li> <li><a href="">Stubhub</a></li> </ul> <h2>Latest News</h2> <p>To keep up to date with all the results, news and drama of US sports check out <a href=""><span class="caps">CBS</span> Sportsline</a> or <a href=""><span class="caps">ESPN</span></a>.</p>