Last year was extraordinary in terms of sports. We had some ups and downs, but one thing is for sure. It seems like the world of sports has fully recovered from the pandemic, and the sports scene is getting all the attention it deserves.
As we say goodbye to a great year full of memorable sporting moments, it’s time to say hello to 2024, and boy it is action-packed.
We have a lot of upcoming events that promise a lot of excitement, and thrills and possibly place some bets and hope to walk away with some money in your pocket.
So, in today’s article, we decided to make sort of like a calendar of sporting events that you should definitely pay attention to.
Major Sporting Event Calendar for 2024
Super Bowl LVIII (February 11)
The Super Bowl is the most important day of the year for NFL fans all around the world, and it’s a fantastic excuse to throw a party! Even if you’re not a football lover, there’s a lot to love about Super Bowl Sunday, from all the dips, snacks, and desserts to the classic Super Bowl advertisements and the show-stopping halftime performance.
The magnificent state of Nevada will host the Super Bowl for the first time ever. The game will take place at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium. The new stadium, which opened in 2020, will be home to the Las Vegas Raiders.
Since the halftime show is somehow more important than the match let’s see who will perform. Taylor Swift, for sure, because she declined the offer. Usher, a 45-year-old R&B performer, will perform during the halftime performance in 2024.
March Madness 2024 (March 17)
If you’re a basketball lover, there’s a time of year that’s especially memorable. It’s that time of year when sports fans are talking about bubble teams, brackets, and buzzer-beaters everywhere they go.
Yes, we are talking about the action-packed NCAA Tournament called March Madness.
As the 2023-24 season approaches, the schedule for the 2024 men’s basketball NCAA tournament – popularly known as “March Madness” – has been published. The First Four games will take place on Tuesday, March 19 in Dayton, Ohio, with the Final Four taking place on April 6 and 8 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
The first and second rounds of the 2024 March Madness will be held in Brooklyn, New York, Charlotte, North Carolina, Indianapolis, Indiana, Omaha, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Salt Lake City, Utah, Spokane, Washington, and Memphis, Tennessee. Regional semifinals and finals will be held in Boston, Massachusetts (East), Dallas, Texas (South), Detroit, Michigan (Midwest), and Los Angeles, California (West).
The 150th Kentucky Derby (May 4)
It’s time to start planning the hat or suit you’ll wear, which mint julep recipe you’ll master, and how you’ll get to the 150th Kentucky Derby in 2024. Churchill Downs, located at 700 Central Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky, hosts the Kentucky Derby.
We can’t wait to watch the heart-stopping action at Churchill Downs, even if we don’t have the official lineup because the Road to Kentucky races are not finished.
It is a must-watch event, even for non-horse racing fans, so get your bonus at TwinSpires.
Masters (April 11)
The Masters is generally the first major of the year, and we are all buzzing with anticipation. Looking back on the recent glory (Yes, Tiger!) but also forward to the young talent seeking to add a Major to their resume.
John Rahm will return to Augusta to defend the championship he earned on an exciting final day in 2023. The Spaniard, who is competing in his first major since his contentious switch to LIV Golf, should be confident, as he was part of the European team that reclaimed the Ryder Cup in Rome a few months ago, as should Rory McIlroy, who is attempting to win his first major in a decade.
From a US standpoint, world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is expected to pose a strong challenge, while Tiger Woods’ return to the Masters competition is also fascinating.
Indy 500 (May 26)
The Indianapolis 500 weekend is one of the most exciting periods of the year in the city. The Indy 500 race weekend in 2024 will be held from May 24-26, and there will be lots of festivities for everyone to enjoy – especially petrolheads.
This will be the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500, which shows its impressive history.
Copa América Finals (July 14)
The Copa América 2024 will be the 48th edition of the Copa América, South America’s football governing body CONMEBOL’s quadrennial international men’s soccer championship. The competition will be co-organized by CONCACAF and hosted in the United States.
After hosting the Copa América Centenario in 2016, the United States will host the competition for the second time. The tournament will take place from June 20 to July 14, 2024, with the winner going on to participate in the 2025 CONMEBOL-UEFA Cup of Champions against the winner of UEFA Euro 2024.
US Open Tennis (August 26)
The US Open Tennis Championships, known as the US Open, is an annual hardcourt tennis event held in Queens, New York. The US Open has been the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of the year since 1987.
The US Open begins on the final Monday in August and lasts two weeks, with the middle weekend falling on the US Labor Day vacation. The event is one of the world’s oldest tennis tournaments, having begun in August 1881 as the United States National Championship, including men’s singles and men’s doubles.
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