The summer is in full swing and sports events and games are happening all summer long! The question is, what are the must-see events and where will you be to watch them?
CONCACAF Gold Cup – July 7 to 26, 2017
The CONCACAF Gold Cup is held every two years and consists of North American, Central American and Caribbean teams. The winners of this overall tournament will go on to play the winners of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup (a one-match playoff to determine which team qualifies for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup). While team Mexico and team USA are the favorites to meet in the final, don’t count out Panama, Jamaica and Costa Rica from making a run to the championship game.
MLB Home Run Derby and All-Star Game – July 10 and 11, 2017
These annual events are a must see in the summer! This year’s all-star game is the first since 2002 where the outcome of the game does not determine the home-field advantage for the World Series (the team with the better record overall at the end of the season will host). The Home Run Derby takes place the Monday before the All-Star Game and is a contest between the top home run hitters in the MLB, such as Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez.
These two events mark the halfway point of the MLB season while both leagues are having an All-Star break.
Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor – August 26, 2017
Touted as one of the biggest boxing matches in a decade, these two are finally going to put their money where their mouths are. After months of speculation about whether Mayweather would come out of retirement, he is going up against McGregor, a mixed martial arts fighter.
Find the best place to watch this and other boxing events using FanWide today!
BIG3 Basketball League – Running now through August 26, 2017
Ice Cube’s 3 vs. 3 Basketball League is in its inaugural season and with former NBA All-Stars and legends such as Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups, Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Kenyon Martin, Gary Payton and more – this new, exciting league provides some great smashmouth basketball complete with the first ever 4-point shot line. Track all your favorite teams and local BIG3 events through FanWide today!