Attention US sports fans, in case you didn’t already know, 2022 promises to be a mega year for major sporting events right across the country. From golf and tennis to football and basketball every corner of the country will be covered, perfect for private jet charters for players, fans, media, and corporate sponsors in what promises to be a bulging US sports calendar.
Outside of the USA, in case you want to spread your wings a little further, there are also major sporting events happening around the globe. In January, China will play host to the winter Olympics, while at the other end of the year, in December, Qatar in the Middle East will see the kick-off for soccer’s four-yearly highlight, the FIFA World Cup.
For those who want to stay closer to home, but take in as many of the best sports events in the US as possible, we’re going to look at why private jet charters are the ultimate choice for athletes, players, and anyone else to needs to get to the big game or meet in comfort and style.
For corporate sponsors of teams, individual athletes, or entire competitions or tournaments, corporate jet hire can help solve the numbers problem and get a company’s key players, clients, and guests directly to the event without the need for crowded airports with long lines, and unsanitary conditions.
Private jet hire can take the worry out of getting your people there and back in complete safety.
Getting the players there and ready for victory
Let’s start by imagining that you’re a professional athlete or part of a team who needs to travel from New York to San Francisco for a major sporting event. You’ve trained hard, you feel that you’re in peak physical condition, and you’re stoked and ready to go. You need to stay focused, prepare your mind and body for the battle ahead and you don’t want anything to take the edge off.
The last place you want to be is stuck at the back of a long airport line, running the risk of losing focus, and worse still, exposing yourself to COVID in a crowded place.
The best way to avoid anything that could hamper your preparations would be to fly in privacy, with all the space you need – think of the size of basketball players, or a defensive lineman and you’ll understand that need for extra space. Private air charters can ensure that you arrive at a private terminal, board your plane without those long and unsanitary airport lines, and stretch your legs as much as you want once you’re on board. A great private air charter company can even arrange for you, or a whole team to be served healthy and nutritious meals that won’t upset the dietary regime needed to maintain the peak of physical fitness.
Private jet travel also means that you can travel with family, friends, coaches, sports psychologists, or even your pet dog to help keep you relaxed and focused on the job at hand. If you happen to be a big name sports star, you’ll want to avoid the reporters and photographers associated with major airports. Private travel gives the sportsperson the privacy and security that they need.
That’s the beauty of private air travel, the main benefit being that the athlete will travel in comfort and safety, arriving in peak condition and ready to hit the field, course, ready to compete.
Private jet travel for fan groups, media, and corporate sponsors
Big US sporting events like Super Bowl, The Open, or an NBA All-Stars game, attract thousands of fans, media production units, and corporate sponsors, all travelling to the same destination at the same time. That can mean super-expensive commercial airline tickets or no availability whatsoever. Bummer, huh?
That’s when hiring larger private jets can pay their way, fitting up to 150 passengers – or more if required – and avoiding all of the complexities and hurdles that come with organizing such an event using scheduled airlines. One call to a private jet charter company and the whole thing can be organized by professionals who do this kind of thing day after day.
With a private jet charter, you decide exactly what you need to make your trip extra memorable, from special menus, themed interior decor, or even a whole aircraft festooned in the livery of your favorite team to a multi-stopover itinerary, a private jet charter company can make it all happen.
And another big plus, private jets mean to don’t have to land at the nearest big and busy airport, you can choose from literally thousands of smaller airports and landing strips that might even be closer to your final destination – and without the crowds.
So, what are the big sports events in the USA in 2022
Whatever sport gets you cheering at the top of your voice, you’re going to be spoiled for choice in 2022. That’s why we’ve compiled a shortlist of some of the biggest events across the country, perfect for your private jet getaway with friends, family, or corporate partners.
- January 1st and facing off the top sporting events in the USA for 2022 is ice hockey’s NHL Winter Classic, set to be played at Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota between the St. Louis Blue and the Minnesota Wild.
- On January 9th the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana will host the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship.
- Between January 4th and 16th, Salt Lake City will host the ISU Four Continents Short Track Speed Skating Championships.
- Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado, will become host to the Winter X Games between January 21st and 23rd and some of the world’s top men’s and women’s ski and snowboard sportspeople.
- The National Football League All-Star game, 2022 Pro Bowl, is scheduled to be played at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 6th.
- February 13th will see fans from all over the US descend on the SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California for Super Bowl LVI, one of the biggest, if not the biggest sporting events in the USA.
- Hosted by the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, February 20th will see the teams take to the court for the 2022 NBA All-Star exhibition game.
- February 20th will set the cars on the grid for the historic Daytona 500 – a 500-mile extreme NASCAR motor race – at the Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Florida.
- Staying with motorsports, the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series will take place on February 19th also taking place at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Florida
- Taking to the ice in Lake Placid, NY between March 2nd and 5th, athletes will compete for the honors in the 2022 FISU World University Championship in Speed Skating.
- On March 15th the start of the 2022 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament, involving 68 teams, is scheduled to take place at the University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio.
- Beginning on March 18th the 2022 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Basketball Tournament will tip-off at the Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA.
- Are you ready baseball fans? March 31st sees the pitching of the first ball of the 2022 Major League Baseball season with 15 games at various venues across the country.
- The first round of the 2022 NBA playoff is scheduled to begin on April 16th.
- April 18th will see competitors get on their marks for the annual Boston Marathon through the streets of Boston, Massachusetts.
- For horseracing fans, May 7th will see runners and riders gather for the 2022 Kentucky Derby which will take place at the legendary Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky.
- Miami for an F1 Grand Prix might seem a little unreal, but that’s what will happen between May 6th and 8th at the newly-christened Miami International Autodrome. The perfect weekend away for family and friends via a private jet charter.
- Between May 12th and 21st Carolina Yacht Club, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina will set the stage and welcome sailors from around the world for the 2022 Lightning Worlds yachting championship.
- If Golf is your bag, book your private jet now for the 2022 PGA Championship set to be played at the Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma between May 16th and 22nd.
- May 21st sees the running of the Preakness Stakes, one of horseracing’s most prestigious classics. The event will take place at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.
- May 29th will see engines being started for the 106th running of the legendary Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana.
- Described as the Third Jewel of Horseracing’s Triple Crown’, The Belmont Stakes will take place on June 19th at Belmont Park, New York.
- Book your private jet now for the 2022 US Open golf tournament which will tee-off in The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts from June 13th to 19th.
- Between June 29th and July 9th, the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s Championships comes to Towson University, Towson, Maryland.
- While not the Olympics, the 2022 World Games will feature 30 official sports in 54 disciplines and will be contested at 30 venues around Birmingham, Alabama between July 7th and 17th.
- The 2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Dodger Stadium on July 19th.
- Between July 15th and 24th, many of the world’s top athletes will gather in Eugene, Oregon for the 2022 World Athletics Championships.
- August 27th will see the kick-off of the 2022 NCAA Division 1 football season. This will be the 153rd season of US college football.
- Acknowledged as one of the major US sporting events of the year, the US Tennis Open will take place between 29th, of August and 11th of September at The National Tennis Center, New York.
- Kick-off of the 2022 NFL season
- The Under 18 Baseball World Cup is scheduled to get underway between September 9th and October 19th in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida.
- October 9th will gather some of the world’s elite distance runners, along with the general public for the running of the 2022 Chicago Marathon.
- Between October 20th and 23rd Austin, Texas and the Circuit of The Americas will host the 2022 US Grand Prix as the F1 season draws towards its conclusion.
- November 4th and 5th mark the zenith of US and International horseracing with the return of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships being run at the historic Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky where the seeds for the event was first sown.
- On November 6th, gather a group of friends together and take a private jet trip to the Big Apple for the annual running of the New York City Marathon. While you’re there, stay to enjoy all of the incredible attractions the city that never sleeps has to offer.
- Although not being held in the United States, the 2022 World Cup will draw soccer fans from all over the world to the Middle Eastern State of Qatar between November 21st and December 18th.