I'm going to tackle this look from the perspective of a hometown Cincinnati kid and the venues nearest to me for what I'm going to call "America's Other 3".
For tennis, it shines in Cincinnati in the neighborhood and suburb of Kings Island in Mason.
|Aston Oaks just west of Cinci|
The Kentucky Speedway is a drive south down river to Sparta, Kentucky that is about the distance to Dayton up north, 40 miles.
Could Butler County in between Cincinnati and Dayton build a NASCAR venue some day? Or should something up just west or north of Dayton that would be a draw, further away from Kentucky's shine and a more accessible feel for people from Toledo and Columbus while still eyeballing Indy around Interstate 70 some hundred miles away?
And speaking of Kentucky, there's horse racing.
And in other sports, there's a basketball alternative like volleyball. Is that part of America's Other Four? I've blog-mentioned lacrosse. There's cricket. What else am I missing? What team sport outside of the Big Five will be biggest? Will humanity's future grow so bountiful that such alternatives will grow in popularity?
Check out Football at a NASCAR venue: bristolmotorspeedway.com/battleatbristol