The fall season is among the most exciting times of year for sporting events. Between highly anticipated tournaments, playoffs, and season openers, there’s something for every sports fan to cheer about. Here are the top events going on in the sports world come September.
The place to be and be seen for tennis fans nationwide, the annual US Open tournament is the ultimate tennis tournament on American soil. Opening match is set for Monday, August 25th, but there’s still plenty to see in September before the final rally on Monday, September 8th. Women’s finals will be held on Sunday, September 7th, with men’s finals closing out the tournament the following day. Get your tickets now for a seat at the famed Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York’s Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
End of Baseball Season
As baseball season winds down, the excitement is just beginning as the push for the playoffs get into full swing (pun intended) in September. It’s a big month in Major League Baseball, with games being played daily. Playoffs are tentatively scheduled to begin on September 30th, which means all-star sluggers will be giving it their all for a shot at the pennant and World Series’ glory (2014 World Series to begin on October 22, 2014).
Football Season Begins
Football fever officially begins with the start of the NFL’s 95th season, which kicks off Thursday, September 4. Clear your schedule for the first game of the regular season when Super Bowl champs Seattle Seahawks face the Green Bay Packers in the Emerald City.
The Ryder Cup
The 2014 Ryder Cup tees off on Tuesday, September 23rd and runs through September 28th in Gleneagles, Scotland. Golf pros from across Europe and the United States will descend on the exquisite PGA Centenary Course designed by famed pro golfer turned course designer Jack Nicklaus for the event. Follow Team USA’s captain Tom Watson as he rounds out the all-star team roster ahead of the event.
NASCAR Sprint Cup
Top racers keep their motors revving through the September races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. September racing begins with the Federated Auto Parts 400 on the Richmond International Raceway, September 6th. The 10-race “Chase for the Sprint Cup” begins on September 14th with Chicagoland Speedway’s myafibstory.com 400, followed by New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s Sylvania 300 on September 21st, and Dover International Speedway’s AAA 400 on September 28th.
On Sunday, September 28th, Berlin, Germany will host the annual Berlin Marathon, where top runners from across the globe race to the finish. The Berlin Marathon has churned out the most marathon world records thanks to its excellent course conditions. Thousands of runners and over one million spectators join in the excitement of the two-day event.
Grab your foam fingers, homemade signs, and snacks galore for the action-packed sporting events this September. Whether on the sidelines, in the stands, or parked on your couch, there’s no wrong way to enjoy the thrill of September sports.
– By Lana Evans, Editor