Must See Events of the Sporting World

Each year there are hundreds of great major sporting events, as you can see on our extensive list of world sporting events plus this list of just the major international mulit-sport events. They are alos listed on your sporting event calendar. Which if these should be on your bucket list - the must see sporting events before you die?

Most sporting events are held in stadiums, and we have also included there: check out our discussion of the Seven Sporting Wonders of the World.

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7 Wonders Project

We have discused the Wonders of the Sporting World, which are all about stadiums and venues, although the experience of being there to watch sport in these stadiums are what makes it special. There is a need for a Top 7 Wonders of the Sporting World - Events List.

In 2010 an Australian furniture company held a competition which sent winners to 'Sporting Wonders of the World'. The winners had a choice of the Super Bowl, French Open, Barcelona Grand Prix and the Daytona 500. I thought that these would not be my top choices of wonders, so I have created this list in the hope of whittling it down to a top 7 wonders.

Our Nominations

Below is a long list of wonderful sporting events - in alphabetical order. Do you have any suggestions of 'Must See Sporting Events' that you think should be listed here - any comments about some of these events below that do not deserve to be on the list? Please let me know.

Wonder Event location notes
AFL Grand Final Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Australian Rules Football championship game
Army vs. Navy Football Game USA American Football
Baseball World Series various, USA baseball
Bledisloe Cup Game (All Blacks v Australia, Rugby Union) Australia or New Zealand Rugby Union
Boxing Day Cricket Match Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Cricket
Commonwealth Games various held every 4 years
Daytona 500 Orlando, USA auto racing
FA Cup Final Wembley Stadium (new), Wembley Park, London, UK The new stadium was completed in 1997, costing 798 million pounds.
Fenway Park Boston, Massachusetts, USA home to the Boston Red Sox
FIFA World Cup various held every 4 years
French Open Rolland Garros, Paris, France tennis grand slam event
Heavyweight Title Fight at Madison Square Garden. Madison Square Garden, New York, USA boxing
Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, USA One the largest sporting venue in the world
Kentucky Derby Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, USA horse racing
Masters Golf Tournament Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia, USA golf
Melbourne Cup Flemington Racecourse horse racing
Monaco F1 Grand Prix Monaco F1 circuit, Monaco auto racing
NBA Final series USA basketball
NBA's New York Knicks game Madison Square Garden (MSG), New York City, New York, USA basketball
New York City Marathon New York athletics
Olympic Games various held every 4 years
Rugby Union World Cup various Rugby Union
Super Bowl American Football
Tour de France France cycling
West Indies Cricket match Series West Indies cricket
Wimbledon tennis grand slam event
Winter Olympics various winter sports
Yankees Game (baseball) Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York, USA especially a Red Sox vs. Yankees game

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