New York is one of those cities that really gets its hooks into you. You might go for a weekend, thinking that you have to visit once, but then after that first trip you’re going to want to go back again and again. There’s just so much to see and do there, and there are many treats for sports fans, whatever sports you’re into. Here’s a round-up of some of the biggest attractions in New York for Sports Fans:
Yankees Stadium offers various tours that baseball fans will love, including their pretty fantastic Hands On History tour where you can hold Babe Ruth’s bat, caress Derek Jeter’s jersey, try on a World Series ring, and handle a bunch of other really cool stuff. There aren’t many places that let you handle the artifacts, so this is well worth checking out when you’re in the city.
Uniquely, the Metlife Stadium is home to two NFL teams, the Giants and the Jets, so whichever team you’re into, you’ll get a kick out of walking on the field where your sporting heroes play, and gain interesting insights by exploring the luxury clubs and suites usually reserved for coaches and high-level VIPs.
At the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota you can see some really cool artifacts from the biggest names in boxing, including the Madison Square Garden boxing ring where the epic Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier boxing match took place way back in 1971. There are tons of photographs and items such as championship belts and robes from the likes of Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Leonard, Rocky Graziano, and many, many more legendary boxers.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is home to tens of thousands of artifacts that tell the story of baseball from its very inception. Here you’ll see a carefully curated collection of caps, jackets, balls, bats, and every possible item to help you reminisce about baseballs greats, as well as plenty of archive video footage and amazing photography too.
New York offers a range of really good sports bars too. Whether you want to go grab a pint and watch a game of soccer somewhere with European flair like Banter in super-cool Williamsburg, or a great bar with billiards and plenty of big screen TVs like Break Bar in Astoria, there’s no shortage of fun places to go watch whatever sport it is that turns your crank.
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