New York

New York

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.



Madison Square Garden

Address: 4 Pennsylvania Plaza

Location: New York, NY

Team: New York Knicks NBA New York Rangers NHL

Capacity:

Basketball – 20,000
Hockey – 18,000
Concerts – 20,000

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.

General Tips:

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.

Guests are not permitted to bring outside food into the venue. There is a range of food and beverage options inside.

For more details please review Venue FAQs for more information and, if you have questions, contact US Sports Tickets

 

Yankee Stadium

Address: One East 161st Street

Location: New York, NY

Team: New York Yankees MLB New York City FC Other

Capacity:

Baseball – 47,700
Soccer – 28,000 expandable to 47,000

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). 

General Tips:

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.

Citi Field

Address: 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue

Location: New York, NY

Team: New York Mets MLB

Capacity:

42,700

A popular feature of Citi Field is the giant home run apple which emerges from the ground every time a Mets player hits a home run. The apple was a part of the original Shea Stadium and was replicated, enlarged and incorporated into the new Citi Field.

General Tips:

The Citi Field redevelopment facilitated for an upgrade in food offerings. Now The selection at Mets games is considered one of the most extensive in New York. Take your time to consider all the options before making your purchase, or visit the iconic New York institution that is Shake Shack.

Alcohol sales will cease at the conclusion of the 7th innings during baseball games.

Small cameras are permitted into Citi Field. Professional grade audio or video recording equipment is not.  

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.

Citi Field has a strict “No Re-entry Policy” for all events.

Children under 32 inches tall do not need a ticket to events at Citi Field so long as the child shares a seat with a guardian.

Take Mass Transit to the game ... the faster, easier, and greener way to Citi Field.

Just a short subway ride from Penn Station and a few minutes from Woodside, the Long Island Rail Road stops right at Citi Field with easy connections to the best of Long Island and New Jersey Transit.

The 7 train conveniently serves Grand Central's Metro North Trains from Westchester and Connecticut, as well as service from Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan

Click HERE for Transportation guide

Guests are permitted to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages into Citi Field.

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