Sports fans can take their pick from iconic venues up and down the United States. Whether you love baseball, basketball, boxing or golf, there is always an exciting sporting event taking place in every state.
If you want to add the best stadiums, courses, and parks onto your travel bucket list, look no further than the following five best sports venues in the US.
- Fenway Park, Boston
Few stadiums are more iconic than the historic Fenway Park, which dates back to 1912 and is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. It is, therefore, a must-visit for baseball lovers, as nothing can compare to the electric atmosphere created by the Boston Red Sox’s passionate fans, who regularly cheer on their team to glory.
Catching a game also doesn’t need to be expensive, as prices can range from $20 for the upper bleachers to $150 for a seat in the field box. You also cannot visit Fenway Park without grabbing a world-famous sausage and pepper sandwich, which you can buy from a street vendor outside the stadium.
- Madison Square Garden, New York City
No arena is more famous than Madison Square Garden, which is where sports fans from across the world go to watch the NHL’s New York Rangers and, of course, the NBA’s New York Knicks. As well as watching talented sporting stars show off their skills on the court, you might also spot some famous faces in the crowd, such as P Diddy, 50 Cent, Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, or John McEnroe.
- Churchill Downs, Louisville
Churchill Downs has long been synonymous with horse racing, as it has hosted the Kentucky Derby since 1875, which has earned the nickname of ‘The most exciting two minutes in sports.’
The venue has also been designated as a National Historic Landmark, so it’s one sporting venue you must visit if you haven’t already done so. You also would be wise to treat yourself to a mint julep drink or a bowl of burgoo, which is a popular Kentucky stew dish.
- Augusta National G.C, Augusta
The world famous Augusta National Golf Club has been hosting the Masters Tournament since 1934, which is why almost every golf fan across America will dream of stepping onto its green and pulling out a set of the latest golf clubs, such as PXG 0311t milled wedges. Even if it didn’t host the masters, you would want to play on the aesthetically beautiful course, which offers a memorable layout and unparalleled topography.
- MGM Grand, Las Vegas
It is impossible for any sports fan not to want to step inside the MGM Grand, which is where Tyson and Holyfield famously clashed. It has also played host to some of the most high-profile matches in boxing, such as Mayweather v Pacquiao and De Le Hoya v Mayweather. Plus, as it is home to a little less than 17,000 seats, you can expect an unforgettable atmosphere every time you step inside.