Monday, April 24, 2017

New York’s Greatest Venues for Sports Fans and More

New York is the must-be place for sports. It’s made history and reigned in incredible records, with big names from almost all the major leagues to their credit. The National Football League Headquarters, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, both Major as well as Minor League Baseball, the Major League Soccer, and the Women’s National Soccer League have all called it home.


In the early 2000’s, many of New York’s major sporting arenas and venues received serious renovations to better accommodate their beloved sport teams as well as the fans. If you’re looking to catch a fantastic game, there’s never been a better time. Here are the top ones you simply must visit:

1. Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY

The ultra-famous major league baseball team, the Yankees, gave their home stadium their name, making it one of the most historically rich and beloved venues in New York City. The original Yankee Stadium, built in 1923, was carefully renovated in 1976 to preserve all of the original stadium’s charm and characteristic while giving it that modern facelift that makes it a favorite even today.

The ballpark was given more space with a marked increase in amenities and facilities not just for fans, but for those who play there as well. With 4,300 club seats, 68 luxury suites, high-definition video monitors, baseball merchandise, and the New York Yankees Museum filled with Yankees’ memorabilia, fans can enjoy a fantastic experience during game time or browse original baseballs autographed by present and past Yankees’ players.

The stadium has many places to accommodate fans; with a large choice of restaurants, a sports bar, concessions stands, the New York Yankee Steak Restaurant located just beyond right field, and even a Hard Rock Café.

Watching a game at Yankee Stadium is not a cheap event. Prices range from the most expensive tickets at $2,600 per person for a luxury suite, to an average ticket price of $63 per person, but if you’ve grown up dreaming of watching a game at Yankee Stadium, then money can’t compare to the incredible achievement.


2. Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

Madison Square Garden has just about everything in the form of sports and entertainment. Whether it’s at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theater, Radio City Music Hall, a great game with the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers, or their annual New Year’s Eve concert — the Garden has it all.
Once known to offer substandard food and uncomfortable seating, the Garden’s newly upgraded amenities and steep improvements have gained it a new reputation of superior quality at accommodating fans, players, and performers.

The Garden’s new large entrance features interactive kiosks, climate-controlled space, broadcast studios, retail space, large concourses, top of the line video and acoustic sound systems, and plush comfortable seating. For a bird-eye-view of the playing field below, you can even walk directly above the games on the suspended walkways lining the ceiling


3. Nassau Coliseum – Hempstead, NY

Nassau Coliseum, officially called the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, covers 63 acres of Mitchel Field, a former Army and Air Force base site. The spacious location offers a main arena with 44,000 square feet of space as well as an Expo Center that covers 60,000 square feet. More than enough room for you to enjoy top of the line concerts, exhibition shows, major sporting events, and trade shows.

This historic Coliseum, first built in 1972, was closed for renovations in 2015, but with the exciting new amenities for fans and players promised at their grand re-opening in the Spring of 2017.

The longtime home for the New York Islanders and the New York Nets, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum’s renovators promised substantially increased seating capacity as well as amenities and special accommodations for fans, performers, and players. Big ticket headliners are already booked to perform in April of 2017. With Billy Joel marking the Grand Re-Opening, and the final performance of the Greatest Show on Earth — The Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus — who will permanently close their tent flaps at the renovated Nassau Coliseum in May, it’s sure to be the best New York sports venue of 2017.


New York has some of the most historical and unprecedented sports venues for all ages, so when you want the best New York experience — or the best game of your life — hit these three venues for an unforgettable memory. While you’re at it, See World-Class Performance Art in NYC for Under $30 to cap it off.

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