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What sports go on during October?

What sports go on during October?

1. October

  • World Series and MLB playoffs.
  • NBA and NHL seasons begin.
  • NFL is in full swing.
  • College basketball begins.
  • College football rivalry matches.
  • Soccer and their rivalry matches.

What sports are played in Melbourne?

If there’s a sport that can be played, there’s a fair chance there’s a following for it in Melbourne.

  • Australian football (AFL): Aussie Rules.
  • Cricket.
  • Netball, basketball and baseball.
  • Tennis.
  • Rugby and soccer.
  • Equestrian and horse racing.
  • Motor racing and cycling.
  • Hockey, hurling and roller derby.

What sport is Melbourne famous for?

Australian football
The MCG has been the home of Australian football since 1859. It was also the main stadium for the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games.

What are the most popular sports in Melbourne?

The most popular sports played in the state are basketball, Australian rules football, cricket, shooting, soccer, and netball. Horse racing joins that list as the most popular spectator sports.

What sports are in season in November?

7. November

  • College basketball begins.
  • NBA regular season.
  • NHL regular season.
  • NFL regular season.
  • College football regular season plus rivalry week.
  • European club soccer.

Why is Melbourne the sporting capital of the world?

The iconic 100,000 capacity Melbourne Cricket Ground is the city’s largest sporting venue. As well as hosting the famous Boxing Day test match, the MCG was the setting for the 1956 Summer Olympics and has hosted a large number of other sports during its long history.

What are the major sporting events in Victoria?

Victoria also has a strong track record for hosting well known annual major sporting events including the Spring Racing Carnival, FORMULA 1 Australian Grand Prix, MotoGP and the Australian Tennis Open.

Why is Melbourne the Ultimate Sports City?

Melbourne has also won the gong for World Ultimate Sports City three consecutive times (2006, 2008 and 2010), and came second to Olympic host city London in 2012 and 2013. Melbourne was also named the best sports city in the ‘large city category’ in each of those years and received awards for best event strategy and best sports infrastructure.

What is 2016 in sports?

2016 in sports describes the year’s events in world sport. The main highlight for this year is the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro . Ireland and Italy won 2 gold medals each.

Why host a major sporting event?

Hosting major sporting events provides an opportunity for Victoria to put itself on the world stage and create a lasting legacy for the people of Victoria. Melbourne winning the title as the world’s ‘Best Sports City’ comes from hosting numerous highly successful events over recent years.