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Welcome to the 2023 Sports Equinox

Taylor Pipes | October 30, 2023
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For sports fans, it’s tough to beat October. 

Major League Baseball reaches its finale with the World Series. Both the NBA and NHL tip off their seasons and the NFL heads into the second quarter of its season. 

Rarely, there is an opportunity to witness all four of these leagues in action on the same day. 

Well, today is that day. Welcome to the 2023 Sports Equinox! 

It’s happened only 29 times in history, but today’s Sports Equinox is an opportunity to witness a game from the NHL, NBA, NFL, and MLB. For soccer fans, there’s even two MLS matches to partake in. Together, the NBA and NHL will showcase 20 games alone today and tonight. The Raiders will host the Lions in a Monday Night Football showdown. 

This will be the only Sports Equinox to occur in 2023 so be sure to soak it in! 

With the Diamondbacks hosting the Rangers tonight in Arizona, the equinox is complete – usually the rarity of the spectacle is in part to how that World Series game slides into play. 

Let’s explore each of the games across these leagues. You can click on the link to find tickets so you can see the game in person. 

Here is the full list of Monday's games:


Las Vegas Raiders at Detroit Lions, 8:15 p.m. ET


Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets, 7:00 p.m. ET

Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers, 7:00 p.m. ET

Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards, 7:00 p.m. ET

Minnesota Timberwolves at Atlanta Hawks, 7:30 p.m. ET

Portland Trail Blazers at Toronto Raptors, 7:30 p.m. ET

Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies, 8:00 p.m. ET

Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks, 8:00 p.m. ET

Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans, 8:00 p.m. ET

Detroit Pistons at Oklahoma City Thunder, 8:00 p.m. ET

Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets, 9:00 p.m. ET

Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET


Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins, 7:00 p.m. ET

Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:00 p.m. ET

Anaheim Ducks at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7:00 p.m. ET

Seattle Kraken at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 p.m. ET

Detroit Red Wings at New York Islanders, 7:30 p.m. ET

New York Rangers at Winnipeg Jets, 7:30 p.m. ET

Columbus Blue Jackets at Dallas Stars, 8:00 p.m. ET

Chicago Blackhawks at Arizona Coyotes, 10:00 p.m. ET

Montreal Canadiens at Vegas Golden Knights, 10:00 p.m. ET


Texas Rangers at Arizona Diamondbacks -- Game 3 of the 2023 World Series, 8:03 p.m. ET


MLS Cup Western Conference First Round: Seattle Sounders C vs. FC Dallas 

MLS Cup Eastern Conference First Round: Orlando City SC vs. Nashville SC 

Sports Equinox Trivia 

When was the first Sports Equinox? 

The first-ever Sports Equinox was registered on Oct. 17. 1971 with a mix of 12 NFl games, three NBA contests, six NHL games, and a single MLB game. This particular edition was know as the Super Sports Equinox in part to the fact that Los Angeles hosted five major sports leagues and Los Angeles teams went 3-2 on the day. 

When was the last Sports Equinox?

The last 'Sports Equinox' occurred almost a year ago to the day, on Oct. 31, 2022.

What was the longest stretch without a Sports Equinox? 

Sports fans had to endure a 16-year stretch between 1985 and 2001 without a single Sports Equinox. 

Why is the Sports Equinox more common? 

The debut of Thursday Night Football in 2006 has helped align more frequent Sports Equinoxes.

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