April 2017 Sporting Events Calendar

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April is a grand old month with hockey and basketball games getting very exciting with playoffs, Wrestlemania and the return of Major League Baseball.

We’ve also got the Grand National for horse racing fans and the Masters for golf fans.

Lot of big boxing and MMA fights too.

Here’s the entire April 2017 Sporting Events Calendar:


The MLB season begins on April 2nd. The big one has to be the Cubs vs Cardinals which will be good.


The NBA Regular Season ends on April 12th with the NBA Playoffs beginning on April 15th, 2017.


April 1st: Gibson vs Orozco
April 4th: Santiago vs Rhodes
April 8th: Sosa vs Lomachenko
April 8th: Williams vs Smith
April 15th: Indongo vs Burns
April 20th: Sosa vs Ellis
April 22nd: Bursak vs Sanchez
April 29th: Joshua vs Klitschko


The Tour de Yorkshire takes place on the 28th-30th of the month.


The NFL Draft is April 27th-29th from Philadelphia.

Around the middle of April we’ll get the 2017 NFL Schedule. April 21st is also the deadline for RFAs to sign those offer sheets.


The dates are the days the tournaments begin.

April 6th: The Masters (PGA Tour)
April 13th: Trophee Hassan II (European Tour), RBC Heritage (PGA Tour)
April 12th: LOTTE Championship (LPGA)
April 14th: Mitsubishi Electric Classic (Champions Tour)
April 20th: Shenzhen International (European Tour), Valero Texas Open (PGA Tour)
April 21st: Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf (Champions Tour)
April 27th: Volvo China Open (European Tour), Volunteers of America Texas Shootout (LPGA), Zurich Classic of New Orleans (PGA)


The NHL Playoffs will begin on April 12th, 2017. The regular season wraps up on April 9th.

Horse Racing:

The Grand National takes place on April 8th, 2017.

Mixed Martial Arts:

Quick note that the Bellator 175 card featuring Rampage vs King Mo takes place on March 31st, 2017.

UFC 210: Cormier vs Johnson is on April 8th, 2017.
Bellator 176 is on April 8th, 2017. Following that, Bellator 177 is on April 14th, 2017.
UFC On Fox 24 with Rose Namajunas is on April 15th, 2017.
UFC Fight Night on April 22nd, 2017 has Cub Swanson vs Artem Lobov.

Motor Sports:

NASCAR has the following races in April:

STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway: April 2nd, 2017
O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway: April 9th, 2017
Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway: April 23rd, 2017
Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway: April 30th, 2017

Formula 1 has the following:

Chinese Grand Prix: April 9th
Bahrain Grand Prix: Apri1 16th
Russian Grand Prix: April 30th

You can see the entire F1 2017 Schedule here.


The European Rugby Champions Cup & Challenge Cup quarter-finals take place in Rugby Union over the 1st-2nd.


The World Championships begin on April 15th, 2017.


The Champions League Quarter Finals are on the 11th-12th and 18th-19th of the month.

The Europa League Quarter finals are on the 13th and 20th.


The Davis Cup quarter finals are on the 7th-9th of the month.


WWE has a little thing called Wrestlemania 33 on April 2nd, 2017 featuring Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar.

WWE Payback will be on April 30th, 2017. Note that Payback is a RAW only PPV.