New Yorkers love sports. They support their favorite teams and cheer their role models, come what may. Enthusiastic fans fill up venues for different sporting events hosted year-round, and make NYC a sport capital in the truest sense. From Baseball, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Football and Boxing, you can be part of high-octane clashes from any of the sporting events that NYC has. Even better, you can also enjoy some of these thrilling contests by visiting arenas and stadiums spread across the five boroughs of the city. These places have been a spectator to many legendary tussles between great teams and iconic personalities. So, visit them to experience the sights and sounds that only sports can emit.
Here is a list of famous arenas and stadiums in NYC:
For a sports lover, a New York sightseeing trip feels incomplete unless they visit the iconic Yankee stadium. The stadium is much more than grand architecture, as it houses the team’s celebrated history. The second stadium has a museum and restaurants to add to the experience of fans and visitors. If you’re lucky, you can grab a ticket and watch your team battle it out.
Citi Field in Queens is the home baseball park stadium of the New York Mets. It’s a perfect place to enrich yourself with New York National League baseball history. Plus, the state-of-the-art park has great sight lines, open concourses and offers tasty food to guests. You can grab a ticket and cheer on the Mets in this wonderful 2009 built sports arena.
Learn the rich history of sports at this 5,000 seat multi-purpose facility on Randall’s Island in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Way back in 2008 – Jamaica’s Usain Bolt had set the then world-record 100-meter performance on the tracks of Icahn Stadium. For a track-and-field enthusiast, a visit to this state-of-the-art stadium is a must, to get a slice of the sports and gaze at its tracks which are considered among the best in the world.
MCU Park holds a place of pride for people in the Brooklyn borough. This beautiful ballpark, opened in 2001, is perfect for baseball lovers who had to wait for close to four decades to enjoy the game in their part of the city. You can catch a game here together amid the gentle sea breeze and with great views of the beach.
Madison Square Garden
Don’t leave the city without checking out Madison Square Garden – the iconic multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The Garden, or MSG for short, witnesses sports from diverse categories including professional basketball, ice hockey, professional wrestling and boxing. Plus, it hosts shows, concerts and other forms of entertainment year-round. No other site in NYC matches its glory for sports and showbiz events.
Opened as the New Meadowlands Stadium in 2010, it’s the most expensive stadium built in the world. Renamed MetLife Stadium in 2011, it is home to two of NYC’s National Football League teams, the Jets and Giants. Apart from sports, it also hosts concerts and other special events year-round.