When it comes to sport, the US is a law all unto itself. American sports fans are fiercely loyal not only to their country’s own sporting pastimes, but also local college teams as well as pro franchises.
Of course, some cities are more fanatical about their sport than others, making them prime destinations to visit if you want to join a raging tailgate party or scream at TV screens in a raucous sports bar.
Here are some of the places that fans of the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB should etch onto their bucket list.
Few communities back their local sports franchises quite like Boston locals do, with the city buzzing all year due to the Bruins, Celtics and Red Sox consistently making deep playoff runs in their respective leagues.
Boston’s Irish connection means that the city is littered with homely wood paneled Irish bars that turn into sporting madhouses when a big game is on. If you can’t get your hands on tickets there’s no need to fret, because you can use the sports free bet you’ve been saving for a rainy day, before throwing yourself into the middle of the mayhem at McGreevy’s or The Fours. You will have an arguably better match day experience this way anyway.
The city of Miami has something for everyone when it comes to sport, with a new MLS franchise spluttering to life alongside established favorites like the Dolphins and the Marlins.
However, only one team from this city can really claim to be the number 1 draw: the Miami Heat. Nothing beats cruising the waterfront before heading to the American Airlines Arena to catch the big game.
New York sports fans tend to be divided into three categories: Yankees devotees, confused looking Mets supporters, and people who would give their left arm for a Knicks ticket.
Thankfully, getting into Yankee Stadium is quite easy, as long as you are ready to brave the ticket touts who linger outside the grounds.
It is not uncommon for sports franchises to up sticks and move to a completely new city.
One place that has never been allowed to happen is Pittsburgh, whose Steelers are an immovable institution. Simply dress in black and gold, and then sniff out one of the many tailgate parties that explode on match day.