New York City Guide
You don't have to be a native New Yorker to act like one—not if you use our New York City Guide
. Want to seamlessly travel between neighborhoods, find the city's best pizza or learn insider tips on hotels or permanent housing? Our New York City Web Guide points you to the Big Apple’s vast array of fun activities: Visit New York’s most famous attractions, see a show, catch the big game, attend a gallery opening, spot a celebrity and much more. We also offer a Spanish-language version of the Guide
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If you’re a sports fan, following New York sports teams can certainly keep you busy. The New York metropolitan area is home to more major professional sports teams than anywhere else in the country. A total of 10 teams in MLB, the NFL, the NBA, the NHL and MLS are scattered around New York, New Jersey and Long Island, and that doesn’t include the many amateur and minor pro sport teams in the area. This section shows you what sports teams are right in New York City, where to find them and how to get tickets.
- Online ticket brokers like StubHub, BuySellTix and Vivid Seats, all of which can be searched on the Ninja Tickets search engine, often offer cheap tickets, but their service and reliability leave something to be desired. If you absolutely need a ticket, pay a little extra and use team sites or Ticketmaster.
For baseball …
The New York Yankees
are the most successful sports franchise in North America. They’ll move to their new stadium for the 2009 season. Most games (especially those against the Red Sox or Mets) sell out quickly, so buy tickets ahead of time.
The New York Mets
are New York’s National League team, winners of two of the most memorable World Series ever. They will open the 2009 season at Citi Field
. The Mets offer tickets
for sale online; with the exception of Subway Series games with the Yankees, there are usually seats available.
The Brooklyn Cyclones
are a popular minor league team who, in 2001, became Brooklyn’s first professional team since the Dodgers left in 1957. The Cyclones routinely sell out the 7,500-seat KeySpan Park on Coney Island. Tickets are sold online, and there is a “Ticket Marketplace”
where you can buy individual game tickets from season holders. Or try going to the KeySpan Park box office at 10 a.m. on game day, when several hundred tickets are made available.
The Staten Island Yankees
are a minor league class A affiliate of the New York Yankees who often play against the Cyclones. Their home turf is the Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George; it’s a recently built, state-of-the-art ballpark that’s accessible via the Staten Island Ferry and it has a great view of the Manhattan skyline. Tickets are available online.
For football …
The New York Giants
are one of the oldest teams in the NFL, and the winner of three Super Bowls. Giants tickets are in great demand; try their online “TicketExchange” through Ticketmaster, which offers single game tickets to other season ticket holders and those on the waiting list.
The New York Jets
haven’t seen success since winning Super Bowl III, but they have a loyal following who flock to Giants Stadium for every game. You can’t buy single game tickets
from the Jets unless you are a season ticket holder or on the waiting list.
For basketball …
The New York Knicks
hosts several college tournaments during the season, earning it the nickname “Mecca of College Hoops.” These include the Big East Conference Tournament and the NIT Final Four. An easy way to find cheap tickets for college games is to wait outside the Garden after a game and buy tickets for the next session of games from the losing team’s fans; they’re usually willing to hand off their tickets as soon as possible.
Madison Square Garden
hosts several college tournaments during the season, earning it the nickname “Mecca of College Hoops.” These include the Big East Conference Tournament and the NIT Final Four
. An easy way to find cheap tickets for college games is to wait outside the Garden after a game and buy tickets for the next session of games from the losing team’s fans—who are usually willing to hand off their tickets as soon as possible.
For soccer …
The New York Red Bulls
of Major League Soccer play 15 to 20 games each season in Giants Stadium. They average fewer than 20,000 fans a game in the 80,000-seat stadium, so tickets are easy to get, either through the club site
or at the Izod Center box office before the game.
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