Top 15 Popular Sports in America (P3)

In this part, we will continue with some of the most popular sports in America, including golf, track and field, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and boxing.

9/ Golf

Over one-fourth of the U.S. population, equivalent to 110 million individuals, played, watched, and read about golf last year. The number of players has balanced out as of late, with about 24 million golfers in the United States.

A recent study showed that the U.S. golf industry earns revenue of $84 billion per year on average.

8/ Track and Field

Over 130,000 Americans are participating in the USA Track & Field (USATF). As many as 56 USATF associations supervise the sports with about 3,000 clubs at the local level. Thousands of volunteers take responsibility for keeping track and field dynamics on the national and local levels.

USATF is one of the best examples of overcoming financial adversity in sports. In 2017, the USATF hit a record high of the annual budget with $35 million.

The rapid growth in revenue has coincided with a significant increase in the number of trade and field competitions broadcast on the TV.

7/ Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a fast-growing sport in the United States. The UFC is the most association of MMA in the United States. It is broadcast on ESPN. Its major opponent for watchers is Bellator, which is shown on Paramount Network. Therefore, it is now becoming one of the most popular sports in the United States.

6/ Boxing

In the past decades, boxing used to be one of the most popular sports in the United States and become a popular staple viewing on American TV thanks to its low expenses and production esteems. Since the 1970s, boxing is mainly broadcast on PPV channels such as HBO.

However, it has currently overshadowed and turned out to be less popular than hockey.