Must-See NYC Sports
by nycgo.com staff
(From left) New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire, photo courtesy of MSG Photos • Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers, photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images
New York City isn't the only municipality to claim sports supremacy, but it has one of the strongest arguments for the title. There's a major sporting event happening almost every day somewhere in the five boroughs—and history is frequently made here, too. NYC is the place where Roger Federer won five consecutive US Open tennis championships, where Mark Messier led the Rangers to Stanley Cup glory, where Babe Ruth became baseball's first superstar, where Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and where "The Greatest Game Ever Played" catapulted professional football into the national spotlight. More recently, that history has been augmented with architectural homages—the Mets, Yankees, Red Bulls, Jets and Giants all play in cutting-edge stadiums—as well as team championships, including the Yankees' in 2009—and, you may have heard, the Giants' in 2012.