Whether you are a New York native or a visitor, there is no time of the year when there are not great sporting events for you to enjoy. NYC has more professional sports teams than any other city in the nation. And as well NYC is the home of the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament and the New York City Marathon. Oh and there’s horseracing and boxing, but, and this is the one gap, no MMA just yet.
NYC has 2 MLB baseball teams (Yankees and Mets), 2 NFL teams (Giants and Jets), 2 NBA teams (Knicks and Nets) 3 NHL teams (Rangers, Islanders and Devils) and 2 Major league soccer teams, (Red bulls and NYCFC).
As well NYC is chock full of Stadiums in which highly paid elite sportsmen and women face off against each other. There’s Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, Citifield (Mets) in Flushing Queens and Metlife Stadium in New Jersey which the Giants and Jets co-own and play in. Then there’s the 2 big multi use arenas in NYC, Madison Square Garden in Manhattan where the Knicks and the Islanders both play and the newest addition to the mix, Barclays Center in Brooklyn where the Nets and the Islanders play.
The sporting facilities are rounded out by the National Tennis Center, site of the U.S. Open, in Flushing Meadow Corona Park in Queens and 2 racetracks, Aqueduct Racetrack at Ozone Park Queens and Belmont Racetrack on Long Island. All of the stadiums offer tours of the facilities and you can book those tours through Ticketmaster
New Yorkers are certainly the most numerous and up there with the most fanatical sports fans of all time.Se34ein the video, the hymn of praise from an adoring Rangers fan. Consequently public transport is well organised to get them and you to and from the various sporting venues. Frankly it would be foolish to waste time and money taking a car. So whether you are going to a game or going on a tour of sporting facilities, catch the subway. You can also book tickets to games through Ticketmaster though also of course through the various franchises or from the secondary market if you want a ticket for a very popular game.
NYC’s sporting timetable covers the whole year, so there is not a time in the year when you can’t go and see a world class game of your choice. Hockey and Basketball are on from October to april, Basketball is on from April to October and Football is on from September to June. The U.S. Open is on late August to early September, Aqueduct Racetrack is open October to May and Belmont Racetrack is open October to early June. The NYC Marathon is on the 1st Sunday in November.
If you are coming to NYC for a big important game, such as during playoffs or the tennis or marathon book accommodation well ahead. Both the U.S. Open and the NYC Marathon soak up virtually all the accommodation in NYC so your chances of getting last minute accommodation is very limited. If you can’t get NYC accommodation think Jersey City, it’s 5 mins away from Lower Manhattan on the PATH train and an excellent alternative. Wherever you stay NYC offers you absolutely everything in top notch sporting experiences.