2018 Sports Calendar

Quadrennial Events

Held every 4 years these events always capture the attention and imagination of the entire world.

Summer & Winter Olympic Games

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia


Annual Finals, Championships & Events

January

College Football Playoff
  – Bowls start mid-December

NFL Playoffs Wild Card Weekend
  – First football games start after first week of January

College Football National Championship Game
  – 1st or 2nd of January – Not to be played on Sundays

NFL Divisional Round
  – Games are schedule around mid-January

Australian Open Tennis
  – Matches are schedule around mid-January

NFL Conference Championships
  – Games are schedule to start on the 3rd week of January

 

February

Super Bowl LIII
  – First Sunday of February

2018 Winter Olympics
  – Starting on the first week of February

Daytona 500
  – Starting around mid-February

 

March

March Madness 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament
  – Starts early March

 

April

NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Game
  – First week of April

The Masters
  – Between first and second week of April

NHL Playoffs
  – Starts on the second week of April

NBA Playoffs
  – Playoff games start around mid-April

NFL Draft
  – Event start on the last week of April

 

May

Kentucky Derby 2018
  – First Saturday in May

2018 Europa League Final
  – Starts on the second week of May

Preakness Stakes
  – Race is programmed around mid-May

BMW PGA Championship
  – Golf tournament starts around the third week of May

NHL Stanley Cup Finals
  – Hockey games start around mid-May

NBA Finals
  – Basketball games start towards the end of May till mid-June

French Open
  – Roland-Garros starts between the third and fourth week of May

Champions League Final
  – Soccer match is on the last week of May

Indianapolis 500
  – Race event is on the last week of May

 

June

Belmont Stakes
  – This horse event is always after the first week of June

French Open Finals
  – These tennis matches usually start after the first week of June

U.S. Open Golf
  – This golf tournament starts in mid-June

World Cup Group Stage
  – This part of the world cup starts in mid-June

NBA Draft
  – Event happens on the third week of June

World Cup Round of 16
  – Soccer matches go all the way to the last week of June

 

July

Wimbledon
  – Tennis tournament happens on the first two weeks of July

World Cup Quarterfinals
  – These soccer matches start on the end of the first week of July

World Cup Final
  – The game of the World Cup is set for the middle of July

MLB All-Star Game
  – The game is set for mid-July

The Open Championship
  – Golf tournament start after mid-July

 

August

NFL Hall of Fame Game
  – Game set for the first days of August

PGA Championship
  – Golf tournament start after the first week of August

English Premier League 2018-19 season
  – England’s soccer league set to start of the second week of August

UEFA Super Cup
  – Cup is set for mid-August

US Open Tennis begins
  – Tennis tournament starts of the end of August

 

September

NCAA Football Season begins
  – College football season starts of the beginning of September

NFL Week 1
  – American football season starts at the end of the first week of September

US Open Championship Weekend
  – Golf tournament happens around mid-September

UEFA Champions League Group Stage Begins
  – Soccer matches start after mid-September

 

October

MLB Playoffs
  – Baseball games start on the first week of October

NHL Season Begins
  – Hockey games start on the first week of October

World Series
  – This event starts after the third week of October

NBA Season Begins
  – Basketball games start towards the end of October

 

November

2018 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing
  – This horse event is always after the first week of November

2018 ATP Finals
  – Tennis event happens towards mid-November

NFL Thanksgiving Day
  – Football game always happens on Thanksgiving Thursday

2018 CFL Grey Cup
  – Championship game is set for after mid-November

 

December

Army-Navy Game
  – College football game is set for right before mid-December