Home to 10 professional teams across 5 codes, as well as headquarters of the National Football League, National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, and Major League Soccer, New York, is undoubtedly one of the greatest sporting cities in the world. Sports have a long and distinguished history in the big apple and are a source of great pride for many New Yorkers. Due to proximity, many New York teams often have strong rivalries with Boston and Philadelphia based teams.
It doesn’t just end there either, New York is also the home of the US Open, one of just four Grand Slam tournaments in the world, many high profile boxing, UFC, and WWE events as well as the New York Marathon, the most participated marathon in the world.
Check out our guide to navigating your way around this sports-mad city below.
Red Bull Arena is a soccer-specific stadium located in New Jersey, just 12 kilometres west of Manhattan. The stadium opened in 2010 and is regarded as one of the best stadiums in the United States for soccer.
The stadium is home to the New York Red Bulls who also own and operate the stadium. On occasion, the stadium has also been used for rugby matches and concerts.
Get to the game early and join the supporters as they march across the Passaic River to Red Bull Arena.
Arrive early at the stadium to visit the BULLavard. A fan village with numerous games, challenges, competitions, and giveaways.
Alcohol service ends at the 55th minute. So make the most of the half time break if you are wanting to enjoy a beer in the second half!
Cameras are generally allowed so long as they do not interfere with the visibility of those around you. Tripods, selfie sticks, monopods and professional grade video/audio recorders are prohibited.
Bags smaller than 14” by 14” by 6” will be permitted after a security screen. Bags any larger will not be allowed in.
Red Bull Arena has a strict “No Re-entry Policy” for all events.
Children under the age of 2 do not need a ticket to events at Citi Field so long as the child shares a seat with a guardian.
From Pennsylvania station take the PATH towards the World Trade Centre. You will stay on the PATH for just a few minutes before departing at Harrison Station and walking approx. 5 minutes across the Passaic River and into the stadium.
Outside food is permitted as long as it can fit within the baggage restrictions.
Madison Square Garden, also known as ‘The Garden’ or simply ‘MSG’ is a multi-purpose arena located in the heart of Manhattan, New York. The Garden is home to the New York Knicks. Madison Square Garden is not only the home of the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers, but it also transforms into a state of the art concert venue.
Alcohol sales will cease at the start of the third quarter for New York Knicks games and at the start of the third period for New York Rangers games.
Buy tickets in the Chase Bridge for a unique perspective looking down at the action. The Chase Bridge will give you a perspective on the game that you simply can't get anywhere else.
Madison Square Garden does not permit video cameras, tripods, selfie sticks, audio recording devices and professional cameras inside the venue.
If you must bring a bag to Madison Square Garden, it must be no larger than a standard backpack. All bags will be subject to a screening before entry is permitted.
Guests who do not bring a bag will enjoy No Bag Express Entry.
Children over the age of 1 will require a ticket to all Madison Square Garden events.
Madison Square Garden is located directly above Penn Station and is therefore easily accessible by train.
The trains will take you to 34th Street/Penn Station where you can depart to enter the venue. Alternatively, you may also take the trains to the 34th Street/Herald Square stop where you can depart and simply walk one block west to The Garden.
The United States Open Tennis Championships is a hard court tennis tournament. The tournament is the modern version of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, the U.S. National Championship
Arrive early so that you can walk around the grounds, A ticket to Arthur Ashe during the US Open will also give you access to the other courts.
See US Open A to Z HERE
The current Yankee Stadium was opened in 2009 just two blocks north of the original structure, Yankee Stadium was the most expensive stadium ever built.
These days Yankee Stadium is more than just a baseball field. As well as providing a home to the New York Yankees(MLB), the ground is also the home of New York’s newest team, New York City FC(MLS).
If you’re looking to get in the mood before the game, be sure to visit Stan’s or Billy’s Sports Bars to soak in some of the atmospheres with the Yankees diehards. If you’re looking to experience some Baseball history, get to the stadium early and visit Monument Park and the Yankees Museum which boats plenty of information and artefacts of Baseball’s most successful team.
Alcohol sales will cease at the conclusion of the 7th innings during baseball games and in the 70th minute during soccer matches.
You are welcome to bring cameras of any kind to Yankee stadium events so long as they don’t impact the visibility of those around you. Tripods, monopods, selfie sticks and video/audio specific equipment is however prohibited.
As per MLS regulations, fans are only permitted to bring a soft-sided bag if it is smaller than 16 inches by 16 inches by 8 inches. All bags will be subject to a security check before you are permitted to enter the venue.
Yankee Stadium has a strict “No Re-entry Policy” for all events.
Children under the age of 3 and smaller than 30 inches tall do not need a ticket to events at Yankee Stadium so long as the child shares a seat with a guardian.
Yankee Stadium is easily accessible by train. The No. 4 train and the D train make stops at the 161st Street/Yankee Stadium subway station.
Guests are permitted to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages into Yankee Stadium.