From the US Open and NYC Marathon to the City’s professional baseball, soccer, football, hockey and basketball teams all in season, New York City’s sports scene is particularly dynamic during this time, serving as a catalyst for fans to explore hidden gems in the surrounding areas.
US Open Tennis Championships
In the last week of August, the most attended annual sporting event in the world returns to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center as the US Open Tennis Championships take over Queens. Stars like Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Sloane Stephens and Rafael Nadal will compete for the last grand slam championship of 2019 in front of more than 700,000 fans from August 26 to September 8, 2019. Fans are encouraged to attend US Open Fan Week August 19 to 25, including open practices with tennis stars, Queens Day and Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day celebrations.
Major League Baseball
Yankee Stadium and Citi Field will attract tens of thousands of fans to watch the two local franchises compete through the end of summer and into the fall. The first-place Yankees play their last regular-season game in the Bronx on September 22 but are sure to compete in the playoffs as the favorites to win the World Series. Over in Queens, the Mets, led by rookie sensation and home run derby champion Pete Alonso, play their last game at home on September 29.
Major League Soccer
On the soccer field, NYCFC has developed a raucous fan base at its Yankee Stadium home thanks to another strong start to the season. Across the Hudson River, the New York Red Bulls is one of the top teams in Major League Soccer as well, with their final home match taking place October 6.
National Hockey League Hockey
On the ice, both the New York Rangers and Islanders are generating optimism with hockey fans in Manhattan, Brooklyn and beyond. Madison Square Garden will be buzzing with energy when the Rangers return on October 3 with some of the best players in the NHL recently joining, while Barclays Center will welcome back the Islanders on October 6 after an exciting playoff run last season.
National Basketball Association Basketball
In late October, two of the most famous NBA teams will begin their 2019 basketball seasons with all five boroughs closely watching. Coming off a playoff season, the Nets welcomed superstars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to Brooklyn, creating one of the most exciting teams in basketball. Meanwhile, the Knicks are sure to energize MSG with a team full of young and promising players.
TCS New York City Marathon
The marathon will attract runners and running enthusiasts from around the world to all five boroughs on November 3. The iconic Tour de five boroughs, completed last year by 52,000+ competitors and watched by millions, begins in Staten Island and winds through each borough before finishing in Central Park on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
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