Top 10 Most Expensive Sports
Are you one of those who like playing sports? What is your favorite sport? Playing sports is not like other activities that we do in our free time. Sports help us to make full use of our free time, build our bodies, keep us fit and protect us from many diseases that can destroy our life and lead to death because of ignoring playing sports. There are some sports that do not cost a lot of money to be learnt and played, while there are others that cost hundreds and thousands of dollars to allow you to take part in them. Playing sports like those that cost thousands of dollars need a wealthy person who has millions of dollars and is ready to waste his\her money to take part in such sports and to get pleasure. Below are the top 10 most expensive sports in the world to decide whether the sport that you play is expensive or not.
It is also commonly known as horseback riding or simply horse riding. It is one of the most interesting and important sports which are included in the Olympics. This sport includes three disciplines which are dressage, show jumping and eventing. Getting a dressage horse is not easy as it requires spending a lot of money and even if you have money to get such a horse, you will need to spend a long time to train the horse on your own.
It is also another sport that is played on the back of horses but it requires many horses and not just one as it is a team sport which makes it more expensive than the above sport. In addition to the horses that play on the playground, there are other horses which are needed in case something bad happens to the horses that play.
8. Formula 1
It is single-seater auto racing that is also referred to as Formula One or just F1. Taking part in this sport requires starting at an early age which means that you need to be a teenager and this also means spending more and more money by your parents. You may need around $190,000 for just starting and entering a competition and this is why you have to look for a sponsor to be able to continue playing this sport. This sport is not only one of the most expensive sports in the world, but it is also one of the most dangerous sports that lead to different injuries which may cause your death.
Sailing is not an expensive sport but what it requires is the main reason that makes it ranked as one of the costliest sports in the world. Without a boat and different equipment that is essential for sailing, you will not be able to sail in the sea. You will also need to find a place for storing your boat for a long time during the year as you are going to use it for just two or three months per year.
6. Modern Pentathlon
Why do you play just one sport while you can play 5 at the same time? The modern pentathlon allows you to play different interesting sports as it includes 5 events which are fencing, shooting, swimming, cross country running and equestrianism. There are several requirements for playing these sports such as a fencing foil and suit, a gun for shooting, a horse and swimming and running gear.
It is one of the most exciting sports that you can ever play. Purchasing a wingsuit is not expensive as it just costs $2,500, but what makes this sport expnsive is what you need to be in the air and return back safely to the ground as you need skydiving lessons to be well trained, a plane, pilot, insurance in case something bad happens to you and other requirements that are necessary for experiencing the feeling of being in the air.
It is a team sport that requires spending a lot of money for bringing a vehicle or a bobsled and for training that is always required which makes it necessary for you to find a sponsor for paying the money that you need or you will not be able to participate in this sport.
3. Hot Air Ballooning
Hot air balloon racing requires getting a good balloon that feature high speeds and is equipped with the latest technology in navigation to be able to beat other competitors in the race. You will also need to find a place where you can store your balloon until you need it for racing.
2. Ski Jumping
It requires access to ski jumps, training, a good trainer, special equipment for skiing and insurance. All of these requirements need spending a lot of money and in addition to that, you will also need to risk your life as you have to fly higher and further into air than other persons like you to be able to win.
1. Whitianga Festival of Speed
It is a famous motorsport festival that takes place in New Zealand and is held every year. It includes different events that are mainly based on speed such as rally car Vs helicopter racing, jet ski racing, aerobatic displays, helicopter champions, off-road vehicle demonstration, offshore powerboat racing and more motor sport events.