New York City is incomparable when it comes to sports and concerts. These events occur frequently in the city and you can watch them live at stadiums or arenas.. From baseball to tennis to soccer to pop shows to jazz – live shows are worth enjoying at these energetic places. So, visit these popular stadiums and arenas and feel the real action up close!
Here is a list of famous stadiums and arenas in NYC:
Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, is perhaps the most popular ballpark in the US. Home to the New York Yankees, the MLB franchise, the stadium was opened to the public in 2009 and it contains the essence of the original one that served the team from 1923 till 2008. The stadium is the best place to experience the US national sport–baseball!
Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (Flushing, NY)
The sporting extravaganza – the US Open Tennis – is held annually at this sprawling tennis center. This 46-acre outdoor sports complex in Queens, New York, came into service in 1978 and was renamed after the famous tennis player Billie Jean King in 2006. The complex has 33 courts where matches of the event are hosted. The complex also has the world’s largest tennis stadium, Arthur Ashe Stadium.
This horseracing track on Long Island has been hosting races since 1905. The park has been shown in a number of TV shows and movies.The Belmont Stakes is part of the Triple Crown, a title awarded to a three-year-old Thoroughbred horse who wins the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.
Visit this multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Brooklyn to experience exciting concerts and sporting events. The 18,200-seat arena is home to the Brooklyn Nets NBA basketball team and the New York Islanders NHL Hockey team. It features a 7,700-seat Tidal Theatre and over 50 local food vendors. It regularly hosts concerts, family shows, circuses, college basketball and much more.
Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden is a world-renowned multi-purpose indoor arena in Manhattan. It has been host to a number of prestigious events as varied as professional basketball, ice hockey, boxing and wrestling. It also hosts world-class concerts, ice shows, circuses and entertainment shows.
Red Bull Arena
It’s rated as one of America’s best soccer stadiums which is not a mean feat as it was opened in 2010 only. The arena has 25,000 sets with a roof as well. This soccer-specific stadium in Harrison, New Jersey is where the buzz and thrills of the sport can be felt. This wonderful arena is home of the MLS team the New York Red Bulls.
Citi Field is a stadium located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in the New York City borough of Queens. Completed in 2009, it is the home baseball park of Major League Baseball’s New York Mets. Citi Field was built as a replacement for the formerly adjacent Shea Stadium, which opened in 1964 next to the site of the 1964–1965 World’s Fair. So hop on the “7” train and go to Citi Field and watch the Mets play a home game!
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