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Posted by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

Massachusetts, the state of champions, provides sports fans with infinite thrills, excitement and pride each year, thanks to our professional sports champions, collegiate teams and iconic events like Boston Marathon and Head of the Charles Regatta.
In addition to our cherished home teams and sports organizations, here are six new sporting events coming to Massachusetts in 2016 that will bring you to your feet.
February 11
Polartec Big Air
Fenway Park, Boston
The U.S. Grand Prix big air snowboarding and free skiing event features champion athletes of Olympic and World Championship caliber navigating 140 foot high snow ramps.
March 28-April 3
ISU World Figure Skating Championships
TD Garden, Boston
The most prestigious figure skating competition in the world, it draws the top skaters from countries around the world.
March 25-26
NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Northeast
DCU Center, Worcester
Four of the best college teams in the northeast play elimination hockey, with the winner advancing to the NCAA Frozen Four National Championships.
June 10, 12, 18
Copa America Centenario
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
South America’s biggest soccer tournament debuts in the United State in 2016. Gillette Stadium is one of ten US venues chosen, and has three games, including a quarter-final match.
August 9-18
Babe Ruth Baseball World Series
Bullens Field, Westfield
Top baseball players from across the USA, Canada, Bermuda and the Bahamas comes to western Massachusetts this summer to compete at the 2016 Babe Ruth World Series.
Men's Eastern Sprints
August 18-21
US Rowing Masters National Championship
Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester
The world’s top rowers, 21 and older, compete in 202 categories at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, which has been hosting regattas since the 1850s.
September 2-4
Indy Grand Prix
Seaport District, Boston
Twenty of the world’s top race car drivers compete in this fast paced, multi-sport racing event with contestants using single-seat, open-cockpit, twin-turbocharged cars over Labor Day weekend.
For more information about sports in Massachusetts, visit the Massachusetts Sports Office.