Outdoor sports leagues have exploded in popularity in recent years thanks to their unique elements: the size of the field and the number of participants.
They can also be a great way to get involved with local, state and national events, such as the U.S. Olympic trials.
In 2016, there were 732 indoor sports leagues and 8,637 outdoor sports.
That’s a 17% increase, according to SportData, which tracks outdoor sports league attendance.
The biggest increase in the number are among the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and American Athletic Conference (AAC).
The two conferences have more than doubled their membership from 5 million in 2000 to more than 11 million in 2020.
They have more teams per year than any other league, which is why the numbers have been climbing since 2000.
The American Association of State Sports Officials (NASSA) predicts the growth of outdoor sports will continue to grow, which could lead to more leagues and more events, because people have become more interested in sports outside the home.
“As we continue to expand the sport of outdoor athletics to the public, there is a tremendous amount of interest,” said Mike Olliviere, president and CEO of the Association.
“In the United States, there are more outdoor sports than any time since the mid-1990s.”
According to the Sports Marketing Association of America (SMAA), the number in the U