While most states have dozens of professional sports teams, Delaware does not have any professional sports teams. Instead, many residents of the state of Delaware will follow the Philadelphia teams or the teams in the Baltimore, Maryland area. While there may not be any professional sports teams that does not mean that Delaware is without any sports events. Here is a look at some of the sporting events the people of Delaware follow.
Minor League Baseball. The Wilmington Blue Rocks call Delaware home. The Blue Rocks are a single A minor league baseball team that play out of Wilmington, Delaware. They are the affiliate team for Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals.
Women’s Professional Football. Women’s pro football has started to make its mark on the United States. The professional women’s football team for Delaware is the Delaware Griffins.
Soccer. Soccer has a major influencing factor on Delaware. While there are no major male soccer teams Delaware is home to the Central Delaware SA Future, which is a Women’s Premier Soccer League and the Delaware Dynasty which is a USL Premier Soccer League.
NASCAR. The Dover International Speedway and Dover Downs host two major NASCAR races every year. The Dover Downs is also known for its horse racing facility.
College Football. College football is a major part of the sports events in the Delaware area. Residents of Delaware will rally around the football teams for the University of Delaware as well as the teams for Delaware State University and Wesley College.
Olympic Style Events. Delaware has a huge amateur Olympic style arena. This arena hosts Olympic events from swimming, gymnastics, baseball, track and field and tennis all in one facility. Every year there are amateur evens held in 12 sports that cover a wide range of age groups.