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2015 Season by league

The table represents typical seasons for some leagues by month. Blank or white denotes off-season and pre-season months and solid colors mark the rest of the year. Leagues in the same sport use the same color.

  • "Q" denotes pre-competition qualifiers
  • "S" denotes the start of the regular-season.
  • "P" denotes playoff(s)/postseason/knockout stages.
  • "F" denotes Final(s).
League Sport Countries/Regions Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
A-League Association football Flag of Australia Flag of New Zealand P F           S        
A1 Grand Prix Motor racing Worldwide                 S      
AFL Australian rules football Flag of Australia     S           P


ATP & WTA Tours Tennis Worldwide                     F S
ANZ Championship Netball Flag of Australia Flag of New Zealand   S       P F          
Aviva Premiership Rugby union Flag of England         P


Bundesliga Association football Flag of Germany               S        
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Association football Flag of Brazil         S              
CFL Canadian football Flag of Canada             S       P


CONCACAF Champions League Association football North America   P P F     Q S      
Copa Libertadores Association football South America S P P F            
Copa Sudamericana Association football South America               S P P F
County Championship Cricket Flag of England Flag of Wales         S      
European Tour

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Golf Flag of Europe [nb 2]                       S
Formula One Motor racing Worldwide     S                  
Heineken Cup Rugby union Flag of Europe       P F           S  
Indian Premier League Cricket Flag of India[nb 3]       S P F            
IndyCar Series Motor racing Flag of the United States[nb 4]     S                  
KHL Ice hockey Flag of Belarus Flag of Kazakhstan Flag of Latvia Flag of Russia [nb 5]     P P


La Liga Association football Flag of Spain               S        
LPGA Tour Golf Flag of the United States [nb 6] S                      
Magners League Rugby union Template:Country data IRE Template:Country data SCO Template:Country data WAL Template:Country data ITA[nb 7]         P


MLB Baseball Template:Country data USA Template:Country data CAN       S           P


MLL Lacrosse Template:Country data USA Template:Country data CAN         S     F        
MLS Association football Template:Country data USA Template:Country data CAN     S             P F  
Grand Prix motorcycle racing Motor racing Worldwide     S                  
NASCAR Motor racing Template:Country data USA Template:Country data CAN Template:Country data MEX[nb 8]   S             P

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P P F  
NBA Basketball Template:Country data USA Template:Country data CAN       P P P


NBL Australasia Basketball Template:Country data AUS Template:Country data NZL   P P F         S      
NFL American football Template:Country data USA[nb 10] P F             S      
UFL American football Template:Country data USA                   S PF  
NHL Ice hockey Template:Country data CAN Template:Country data USA       P P P


NLL Lacrosse Template:Country data USA Template:Country data CAN S       F              
NRL Rugby league Template:Country data AUS Template:Country data NZL     S           P F    
NCAA basketball Basketball Template:Country data USA     P F             S  
NCAA football American football Template:Country data USA F               S   P

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NPB Baseball Template:Country data JPN     S             P F  
PGA Tour Golf Template:Country data USA[nb 12] S             P P      
PBA Basketball Template:Country data PHI P P   F       P F     S    
Premier League Association football Template:Country data ENG               S        
Primera División (Argentina) Association footballTemplate:Country data ARG               S        
Primera División (Mexico) Association football Template:Country data MEX               S        
Serie A Association football Template:Country data ITA               S        
Sheffield Shield Cricket Template:Country data AUS     F             S    
Super League Rugby league Template:Country data ENG Template:Country data FRA Template:Country data WAL   S             P P


Super Rugby Rugby union Template:Country data AUS Template:Country data NZL Template:Country data RSA   S       P

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Top 14 Rugby union Template:Country data FRA         P

 F[nb 16]

Turkish Airlines Euroleague Basketball Template:Country data EUR P P P P F       Q Q


UEFA Champions League Association football Template:Country data EUR   P P P F   Q Q S      
WNBA Basketball Template:Country data USA         S     P P

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WRC Motor racing Worldwide S                      
  1. The current scheduling, in which the season starts in mid-December of the previous calendar year, took effect in 2010. The 2010 season ended in late November, and the 2011 season will end in early December.
  2. The bulk of the tour's sole-sanctioned events are in Europe, with some in the Persian Gulf countries. It co-sanctions many other events with other tours in Asia, Africa, and Australia. Along with the PGA Tour, the European Tour co-sanctions the major championships and the World Golf Championships; one of the majors is held in the UK, one of the WGC events is held in China, and the rest of these events are in the US.
  3. The 2009 season was played in South Africa because of security issues related to the Indian general elections scheduled for the same time as the league.
  4. Two races are held in Canada, one in Brazil, and one in Japan.
  5. There are 21 teams in Russia and one each in Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Latvia. A team from Ukraine is scheduled to join in the 2011–12 season.
  6. Most LPGA events are held in the US, but it also sole-sanctions official money events in Thailand, Singapore, Mexico, China, Canada, Malaysia, and Taiwan, as well as an unofficial event in Brazil. It co-sanctions two European tournaments, including one of its majors, with the Ladies European Tour, and also co-sanctions events with the Korean LPGA and Japan LPGA in those countries.
  7. Italy joined beginning in the 2010–11 season.
  8. The top-level Sprint Cup Series and third-level Camping World Truck Series race only in the US. The second-level Nationwide Series has one race in Canada, and previously had a race in Mexico. NASCAR also operates four developmental series—two regional series in the US, and national series in Canada and Mexico.
  9. NASCAR uses a playoff-style system only in the Sprint Cup Series. The bulk of the Cup Series season is used to determine the 12 drivers who qualify to contend for the season title in a 10-race finale known as the Chase for the Sprint Cup. In all other NASCAR series, the season is contested as a unified whole, with all races counting equally toward determining the series champion.
  10. The Buffalo Bills play one annual regular-season home game in Toronto, and the NFL currently takes one other regular-season game outside the US (London in 2007 through 2010).
  11. 11.0 11.1 The top-level Division I FBS does not use a playoff, instead using a series of bowl games beginning in December and culminating in the Bowl Championship Series in early January. All other NCAA divisions determine their champions on the field in a playoff tournament that starts in November. The playoffs in Divisions II and III end in December. Since the 2010 season, the Division I FCS playoffs end in January.
  12. Almost all of the PGA Tour's sole-sanctioned events are in the US proper, but the tour also has events in Mexico, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Along with the European Tour, the PGA Tour co-sanctions the major championships and the World Golf Championships; one of the majors is held in the UK, one of the WGC events is held in China, and the rest of these events are in the US.
  13. The playoffs, or "finals" as they are officially called, begin in late June in Rugby World Cup years.
  14. During World Cup years, the final match is held in July; in other years, the finals will begin in July.
  15. In non-World Cup years, the final match will be held in August.
  16. Depending on the calendar, the final may fall on the first weekend of June in some seasons.
  17. 17.0 17.1 During Summer Olympic Years


Sport Duration
American football August to December, playoffs from January to early February. College bowl games from December to January. Indoor football, past professional leagues such as the USFL and XFL, and some amateur leagues play in the February to August season.
Association football Usually August to May in the Northern Hemisphere, and February to November in the Southern Hemisphere. Exceptions are generally for one of two reasons:
  • In some northern countries with severe winter weather (such as Norway and Sweden), the season is contested within a calendar year (roughly March to November) to avoid the worst weather.
  • In some countries where association football competes with one or more football codes that are more popular locally (e.g., Major League Soccer and the A-League), the season is arranged so as to minimize the time that it is in conflict with the more popular code(s). This arrangement also eases scheduling concerns regarding venues used for multiple football codes.
Australian rules football March to September
Baseball April to early October, with postseason extending up to early November.
Basketball In most countries, late October to mid-April, with playoffs extending up to mid-June. The three major exceptions to this rule are:
  • The U.S. college basketball season begins in mid-November. The regular season ends in the first days of March, followed by conference tournaments and then national championship tournaments that run into early April.
  • The Philippine Basketball Association divides its season into "conferences"—not the North American concept of subgroupings within a larger competition, but rather separate competitions involving the same set of teams, similar to association football's Apertura and Clausura in Latin America. The season was divided into three conferences from 1975 to 2003. It then transitioned to a two-conference season in 2004, and also changed to a season spanning two calendar years, with the transition completed in the 2004–05 season. The PBA returned to a three-conference season effective in 2010–11. The season starts with the Philippine Cup, restricted to Filipino players, followed by two other tournaments in which teams can field one non-Filipino, the Commissioner's and Governors Cups.
  • The WNBA season is scheduled during the offseason of its parent league, the NBA. When the league was launched, all of its teams were owned by NBA teams and generally played in the same arenas as their NBA counterparts; however, this has changed over time. The scheduling also allows many WNBA players to participate in overseas leagues, primarily in Europe and Australia, during the traditional basketball season.
Canadian football July to November
Cricket Year-round. Domestic seasons typically held in the driest period of the year—summer in temperate climates, dry season in tropical climates.
Golf Year-round
Ice hockey Early October to mid-April, with playoffs extending up to early June.
Motor racing Year-round, but generally concentrated from March to October.
Rugby league Late February to October in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
Rugby union September to late May, sometimes the first weekend in June, in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, Super Rugby (beginning in 2011) starts in February and ends in early July in World Cup years and mid-August in other years. Domestic competitions in New Zealand and South Africa will then overlap slightly with the Super season, starting in July and ending in October or November.
Tennis Year-round

International matches

base wikipedia Attendance: International matches Table set in 1 of january of 2020.

TournamentSportRegionYearGamesTotal attendanceAverage attendanceSource
Boxing Day TestCricketWorldwide20061 (3 Days)244351814502006–07 Ashes series
Six Nations Championship Rugby union Europe 2010 15 1055268 70351 2010 Six Nations Championship
Cook Cup Rugby union Australia England 2010 3 161620 53873 2010 Cook Cup
FIFA World Cup Association Football Worldwide 2010 64 3178856 49670 2010 FIFA World Cup
Rugby Union Tri Nations Rugby union Australia, New Zealand, South Africa 2010 9 399907 49111 References in 2010 main article
Rugby World CupRugby unionWorldwide200748 2274037 47376 2007 Rugby World Cup
Copa América Association football South America 2007 26 1050230 40393 2007 Copa América
FIFA Women's World Cup finals Association football Worldwide 2007 322 1190971 37218 [1]
Euro 2016 Association football Europe 2016 52 1888016 36308 UEFA Euro 2016 statistics UEFA Euro 2016 Official Site
CONCACAF Gold Cup Association football North America 2009 25 860046 34402 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup
ANZAC TestRugby leagueAustralia, New Zealand2010129442 29442 [2]
AFC Asian CupAssociation footballAsia200732724222 22632 2007 AFC Asian Cup
World Baseball Classic 3 Baseball Worldwide 2009 39 801408 20549 [3]
Rugby League Four NationsRugby league Worldwide 20107 137506 19644 2010 Rugby League Four Nations
Africa Cup of Nations Association football Africa 2010 29 543500 18741 2010 Africa Cup of Nations
Rugby League World Cup Rugby league Worldwide 2008 18 293965 163312008 Rugby League World Cup
World Cup of Hockey 3Ice hockeyWorldwide200419 303630 15981 2004 World Cup of Hockey (match stats)
World Junior Ice Hockey ChampionshipsIce hockeyWorldwide200931 453282 14622 IIHF
Cricket World CupCricketWorldwide200751 672000 13176 2007 Cricket World Cup
Ice Hockey World ChampionshipsIce hockeyWorldwide200854477040 8834 IIHF
European Cup Rugby league Europe 2010 6 36376 6063 2010 European Cup
FIFA Futsal World CupFutsalWorldwide200856 292161 5217 Wikipedia page
  • 2Although 32 games were played in the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, tickets were sold only for 21 matchdays. The final schedule, which was affected slightly by Typhoon Wipha, saw 22 matches scheduled as doubleheaders—16 during pool play, all four quarterfinals, and the third-place game and final in a single session. However, FIFA took attendance separately for each individual match, and the calculation here reflects this practice.
  • 3World Baseball Classic and World Cup of Hockey are hosted in different regions of the world to boost attendance; as opposed to being hosted in one region like other international tournaments.


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