The Sports Gods have smiled on NYC. The N.C.A.A., the N.B.A., the N.F.L., and the N.H.L. have all scheduled major sporting events in NYC over the next 2 years.
This seems to be the reward for the spate of rebuilding, renovation and major construction that has resulted in the Mets, Yankees, Jets, Giants, Nets, Devils, Knicks and Rangers all moving into new or renovated digs over the last couple of years.
Right now a $1b renovation of Madison Square Garden is underway and the Knicks and Rangers are the beneficiaries.
And of course NYC is the place where the Annual US Open Tennis Tournament is held and the prestigious NY Marathon. All round sporting gold for at least the next 2 years.
None of this is accidental. A favouralbe financial climate and active encouragement from the City Administration has brought it all about. Of course it couldn’t happen to a more sports mad city.
It is hoped that becoming a sports mecca as well as a mecca for all things fashion, entertainment and finance will swell city and private pockets. Lets hope so. Thanks NYTimes for the detail on this great story. LIKE everything sports.