NYC is tops when it comes to sports, not necessarily that New York teams always win, though historically there’s been a lot of triumphs. But certainly the 2014-15 season in basketball, baseball and football has been shocking. Yes currently only 2 New York’s 3 NHL hockey teams, the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers are upholding New York sporting honor.
No what makes NYC tops is the relationship between a number of crucial factors. Firstly NYC has at least 2 teams in each major league which makes it unique in the nation. Next the National headquarters of the four major sporting leagues are also headquartered in NYC. NYC is also the media, PR and fashion capital of the nation all fo which tie into the sporting world and finally all of the major sports stadiums have been built without using public funds so the economic benefit of NYC’sw sporting life is not being eaten up paying off public debt, or at least not public debrt related to sports. Public funding of sports facilities has been the financial ruination of a number of other sporting cities.
NYC’s huge population, its place at the heart of the country’s economy, its special expertise in related fields all come together to benefit its teams, its fans and especially the owners of the teams. The NY Yankess, NY Giants, NY Knicks and the NY Jets are all in the top 50 most valuable sports franchises in the world. And if the sale price being mooted fo the NY Jets is accurate the NY Jets will shortly join them.
Of course it’s not just basketball, baseball, football and hockey that’s played in NYC. Soccer is gaining a foothold and now has 2 male teams and 1 female team. And there’s a raft of other sports that are all popular but which lack the huge fan base of the major 4. Then there’s the U.S. Open held once a year in NYC, the NYC Marathon, the biggest in the world and also boxing and track and field.
Vistors to NYC always have a range of sports that they can come and see or if they are out of town supporters of one of NYC’s teams there’s also a tour of all the famous stadiums on offer. such as Metlife Stadium home to both the Giants and the Jets, see the video for how that is managed. Then there’s MSG home to both the NY Knicks and the NY Rangers and then there’s Barclay Center home to the Nets and Islanders, Yankee Stadium and Citifield Stadium.
The U.S. Open and the NYC Marathon are so huge and attract so many visitors that unless you want to come and see either, it’s wise to steer clear of NYC when the city’s extensive accommodation resources are stretched to their limit forcing up prices considerably.