New York City is where Bobby Thomson hit the "shot heard 'round the world" and where Willis Reed limped onto the court to play in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. And with teams in every major sport, there are new classic sports moments being created every day in the five boroughs. To find out about upcoming sporting events, read the listings below.
Fans of the Blueshirts, as the Rangers are affectionately known, pack Madison Square Garden even when the team is having a down year and lend the arena one of the more intense atmospheres in New York City sports. To see the stands particularly charged, come to a game when the Rangers host their interborough rivals, the Islanders.
The Islanders have a fierce rivalry with the Manhattan-based Rangers—so get a ticket to one of those crosstown matchups if you want to see fans at their most enthusiastic. The team splits its games between Brooklyn's Barclays Center and Long Island's Nassau Coliseum.
Manhattan’s NBA team boasts a rich history and promising young players like Frank Ntilikina, Kevin Knox and Kristaps Porzingis. The team’s rabid fan base always makes a game at Madison Square Garden feel like an event. Celebrities frequently sit courtside.
The Nets’ black-and-white gear has become a staple on the borough’s streets and they play in a sleek arena, but they remain a bit of an easier NBA ticket than the Knicks. Their biggest stars are newcomer D’Angelo Russell, blocking machine Jarrett Allen and potential Sixth Man of the Year Spencer Dinwiddie.
The world's best squash players compete on a glass-walled court in Grand Central Terminal. If you haven't seen a squash match before, you may want to check out the fast-paced action. It's free to watch, though you can get the best view from the ticketed seating area.
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans’ routines were disrupted and many were overwhelmed with grief and anxiety. While professional sports seemed trivial in the wake of the events, athletes’ returns to the field served a role in helping fans achieve a degree of normalcy. This exhibition tells the stories of landmark sports moments after 9/11, including Mike Piazza’s home run in the first New York City major league baseball game following the attacks, George W. Bush throwing out the first pitch at a World Series game at Yankee Stadium and the world coming together to compete in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.