Americans in general love sports. Be it playing or watching; they are utterly passionate about it. It is in the blood of an American to scream while watching the Super Bowl on television. Sports is one genre that holds the community together.
In the last 20 years, sporting television figures have increased drastically as continuous and rapid advancements keep on taking place in modern technology. The sports screening is way different from what it was a decade ago. Now you can stream live sports events on your phone or any gadget while on the move!!!
Now that sports have their own culture and growth aspects; let’s take a look at the sports which are growing rapidly in the United States of America.
Pickleball is an amalgamation of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong while using a paddle and plastic ball with small holes. The game is appropriate for all ages and has a basic skill level requirement.
The rules are similar to ping-pong and are very easy to learn and play.
ESports has seen a drastic increase in popularity over the past decade. It had a huge jump in viewing figures and revenues; because of competitive gaming. Over 2 million pro-players indulge themselves to play in some of the biggest game franchise arenas of the world like League of Legends and Call of Duty.
Lacrosse is one of the oldest sports played in America yet it is one of the fastest-growing as well. It might be difficult for the young generation to choose lacrosse over football or soccer but it has its loyal players.
This original Iroquois field sport is growing rapidly in terms of popularity and soon enough it will be found in high-schools.
It is a mixture of football, basketball, and soccer; the sole reason why younger athletes find themselves compelled to play these exciting sports.
Currently, Ohio and California are the two fastest-growing regions for Iroquois called “the Creator’s Game” but Oregon, Washington, and Colorado are following the suite closely.
Mixed Martial Arts:
This is a relatively new sport that barged into the global scene of sports. The UFC has gained momentum over time by producing some of the greatest and biggest sporting events in the history of sports by giving due recognition to its fighters as professional athletes.
The UFC was bought for $4 billion in 2016, which is to date; the biggest sale in the history of sports.
Adventure racing is also known as expedition racing. It is a multi-disciplinary team sport that involves navigation over an unmarked wilderness course. The races can last anywhere from two hours to up to two weeks.
Adventure racing may include mountain biking, trekking, and paddling. It can get more adventurous with the addition of abseiling, skiing, climbing, horse riding, and even white water rafting.
In the last 3 years, almost one million people have competed in adventure races across America.