For sports fans headed to New York City this fall, its official destination marketing organization, NYC & Company, is highlighting what is offered from the end of August through early November.
U.S. Open Tennis Championships
The U.S. Open Tennis Championships returns to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the last week of August.
Surrounded by bleachers filled with more than 700,000 fans, Stars like Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Sloane Stephens and Rafael Nadal will compete for the last grand slam championship of 2019 from August 26 to September 8, 2019. US Open Fan Week, from August 19 to 25, includes open practices with tennis stars, Queens Day and Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day celebrations.
Major League Baseball
From the end of summer and into the fall, Yankee Stadium and Citi Field will be saturated with baseball fans. The first-place Yankees are in the final stretch of the season but have a shot at the playoffs. The Mets play their last game at home on September 29.
Major League Soccer
NYCFC kicked off to a good start this 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 Football League Football
For football fans, New York City’s Jets and Giants are playing their first home games of 2019 on September 8 and 15, respectively. Both teams play at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, just 8 miles from NYC.
National Hockey League Hockey
The Rangers will return to Madison Square Garden on October 3, while the Islanders will return to Barclays Center on October 6.
National Basketball Association Basketball
In late October, both NYC basketball teams will be returning with new talent. The Nets welcomed Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to Brooklyn. Meanwhile, the Knicks are coming back with young players.
TCS New York City Marathon
Runners from all over the world will join the New York City marathon on November 3. The Tour de five boroughs, consisting of 52,000+ competitors and watched by millions, starts in Staten Island and finishes in Central Park on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
In other NYC & Company news, the organization is creating an interactive exhibit with the Empire State Building to provide personalized travel recommendations to visitors from all over the world. It is slated to launch this fall.
For more information about sports attractions in NYC, visit NYCGo.com/Sports