Sports lovers visiting New York City will have so much to do as it’s filled with loyal fans and a rich history which includes baseball greats like Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Yogi Berra and basketball stars like Patrick Ewing. Next time you take a trip to NYC, make sure you check out baseball ballparks, basketball courts, hockey rink, and football fields.
Four baseball teams which represent four of the five boroughs call New York their home. The two major league teams, the New York Yankees play at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx and the New York Mets play at Citi Field in Flushing, Queens. The minor league teams, the Brooklyn Cyclones play at Key Span Park and the Staten Island Yankees play at Richmond County Bank Ballpark.
New York City doesn’t have its own football stadium, but there are two New York NFL teams—the New York Jets and the New York Giants. Both teams play in New Jersey at MetLife Stadium, which is just a few miles from midtown Manhattan and can be visited via public transportation.
Head to Madison Square Garden in Manhattan to see the New York Rangers face their opponents. The New York Islanders play at Nassau Coliseum, but it’s difficult to get there by public transportation.
New York is also home to three professional basketball teams—the New York Knicks, the Brooklyn Nets, and the WNBA team, the New York Liberty. You can also catch the Harlem Globetrotters if they’re in town. The New York Knicks and Harlem Globetrotters play at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, the Brooklyn Nets play at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and the New York Liberty play at Westchester County Center in White Plains.