Westchester County Real Estate Owners Have Access to All Sports
One of the best advantages of being a Westchester County homeowner: The proximity of an array of spectator sports within a short drive of your home. Whether major league sports in a world-class venue or smaller events in a family-friendly atmosphere, you will find many options to satisfy your entertainment appetite.
Major League Sports in the area:
Major League Baseball (MLB) – The Yankees play at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, which is and the Mets at CitiField in Queens. Yankee Stadium is easy car ride or a direct trains commute on Metro North. CitiField is a bit further by car or fans can opt to commute to Manhattan from Westchester and then take the subway to the stadium.
National Football League (NFL) – Both the Giants and Jets share MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Autumn Sundays. The stadium is about an hour away via the Mario Cuomo Bridge.
National Basketball Association (NBA) – the Knicks play at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan (easy drive or train ride via Metro North from Westchester County). And the Nets call Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn home. The Barclays Center in Brooklyn is accessible from Westchester via Metro North followed by a Subway Ride.
National Hockey League (NHL) – The Rangers also play at Madison Square Garden, while the Devils skate at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The Islanders split their games between Barclays Center and the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island.
Minor League Sports within a short drive:
One of the advantages of minor league sports is the ability to sit close to the action, in a family friendly atmosphere. Games are affordable for families and in close proximity to the major Westchester highways – and you can see future stars playing just feet away from your seat. Whether in Westchester county itself or close by in Southern Connecticut, the Hudson Valley, New York City or New Jersey, many options exist within a short distance.
Minor League Baseball – the Hudson Valley Renegades (Single A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays) play at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls. Take a short drive up the Taconic from Northern Westchester – the small stadium is conducive for player interaction at a close distance to the action. You may even catch a foul ball!
Another great option is the Rockland Boulders. This independent team plays its games a short drive over the Cuomo Bridge at Palisades Credit Union Park (opened in 2011) in Pomona, NY.
If basketball is your game of choice, the Westchester Knicks provide a great and affordable game experience. This G League team plays in the official developmental league of the NBA, with games played at the Westchester County Center. Located in the heart of White Plains just a short drive from Scarsdale, Rye or Chappaqua, it offers ample parking and you can watch exciting basketball action just steps away from the court.
For all of the hockey fans, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers offer affordable viewing, located right off I-95 at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
If college hockey/football is more to your liking, visit Tate Arena in West Point, NY and watch the Army Black Knights take on other college foes. Michie Stadium offers football action in the Autumn as well, overlooking the fall foliage along the Hudson River. West Point is a picturesque town – walk around and spend the day!
Numerous other sporting options abound. For tennis aficionados- the US Open takes over Flushing, NY for 2 weeks annually at the end of the summer. Major golf tournaments also hold tournaments in the area, whether in Westchester, Long Island or northern New Jersey.
Major League Soccer also has 2 teams in the region. The Red Bulls play in Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. And the newest soccer team in the region, New York City FC, currently calls Yankee Stadium home.
Sports in Top Westchester School Districts
Of course, Westchester has a wide array of options if you want to get out on the fields and play yourself. Many options abound, from state and local parks with beautiful fields for all sports to the numerous Top Ranked Westchester School Districts and colleges in the region with modern facilities. Many local recreation departments and private organizations use these many fields and facilities for leagues of all levels of athletic ability. Whether you are in a youth league or are an older weekend warrior – Westchester County offers something athletic for everyone.
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