• New York City’s annual events calendar includes several major sports events which feature many of the city’s resident teams. The sporting exploits of these teams are followed enthusiastically by New Yorkers who enjoy going to the games that are held at various locations around the city.

    Basketball

    The New York Knicks (http://www.nba.com/knicks/) are New York City’s professional basketball team. They are one of the founding members of the National Basket Ball Association of America. The New York Knicks play at the entertainment complex located in the center of the city at Madison Square Garden. Tickets for the Knicks games can be bought in various way online at the website (http://www.nba.com/knicks/tickets/tix_season.html) and also on the popular ticket vending site (http://www.ticketmaster.com/). Tickets for the Knicks games can also be bought in person at the box office of the Madison Square Garden.

    The Madison Square Garden,
    4 Pennsylvania Plaza,
    New York, NY 10001

    Baseball

    The New York Yankees (http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=nyy) are a professional baseball team which are based in the New York City borough of the Bronx. They are a member of the Major League Baseball’s American League East Division. The Yankees play their home games at the newly constructed Yankees Stadium which is located in proximity of the old stadium in the Bronx. The Yankees stadium is at East 161st Street and River Avenue and can be accessed by mass transit from Midtown Manhattan. Tickets for the Yankees games can be purchased online at (http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/ticketing/index.jsp?c_id=nyy) and even through ticketmaster.com. Tickets can even be bought in person at the Yankees Stadium Ticket Office.

    The New York Mets are another professional baseball team who are based in the borough of Queens. The Mets are also a member of the East Division of the Major League Baseball’s National League. The Mets play their home games at Citi Field which is located in Flushing in Queens. The stadium can be directly accessed by the number 7 train from Manhattan at the Mets/ Willets Point Station in Queens. Tickets for the Mets games can be purchased online at the website of Mets at (http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/ticketing/index.jsp?c_id=nym).

    Football

    The American game of football differs greatly from what is perceived as football/soccer in the rest of the world. Soccer in the US is played largely in schools but does not enjoy the same following as it does in the rest of the world. The New York based American football team is known as the New York Giants (http://www.giants.com/). The Giants play their home games at Giants Stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex which is located in East Rutherford in New Jersey. This stadium is accessible by train and bus from New York City. Tickets for the Giants games are available online at the official website of the Giants.

    The New York Jets (http://www.newyorkjets.com/) is another American football team who are based in New York City. They, too, are members of the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League. The Jets also play at the Giants Stadium that is located at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford in New Jersey. Tickets for their games can be bought online at the website of the New York Jets.

    Tennis

    New York City plays host the US Open (http://www.USopen.org) tennis championships which constitutes the final leg of the annual tennis Grand Slam Circuit. The tournament is held every year in August and September over a two week period at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows – Corona Park in Queens. This tournament which has five different main championship events men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles attracts the best players in the world who battle for the championships at the hard courts of the center. Due to the immense popularity of the tournament tickets for US open go on sale a couple of months in advance and usually sellout immediately for certain days like the semi-finals and finals. The tickets for various rounds of the tournament can be bought online at (http://www.usopen.org/Tickets/Individual_Tickets.aspx).

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