Where to Watch America's Favorite Game in NYC this Summer!
Screaming fans, salty hot dogs with mustard and sauerkraut, countless cans of "cheap" beer - nothing says summer in the USA more than cheering on your favorite team at a live baseball game. New York City has one of the most storied histories when it comes to America’s past-time, which has long considered to be the most popular of the New York sports.
NYC is home to some of the top teams in the country -- the Yankees and the Mets. Before moving to LA, the Brooklyn Dodgers made history when Jackie Robinson took to the field as the first African-American in Major League baseball.
While it is a special treat to watch the Yankees and Mets in their massive stadiums, two minor league teams provide all the fun at a fraction of the cost. I discovered the Staten Island Yankees when a friend celebrated his birthday at one of their games. After a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry, for $20, we got a ticket, all-you-can eat burgers and dogs, and a baseball cap. The Stadium boasts amazing views of the City, and the intimate atmosphere feels like true Americana.
Whether you go major or minor, you can't go wrong with American's favorite pastime this summer in NYC!
The YANKEES: Some of the greatest baseball players to ever step on the diamond played for the NY Yankees. Yankee Stadium in the Bronx has become an institution. No fan base can match the passion and intensity of the New York Yankees. (Yankee Stadium: 1 E. 161st Street, Bronx, NY)
The METS: The New York Mets joined the National League in 1962, and have been fighting to make a name for themselves in the Big Apple ever since. With a solid core of young talent, and a brand new park in Citi Field, the Met’s don’t plan to remain the “2nd” team for long! (Citi-field, 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue, Queens, NY)
The STATEN ISLAND YANKEES: The “Baby Bombers” are a Short-Season A classification affiliate of the New York Yankees and play in the New York–Penn League at Richmond County Bank Ballpark along the waterfront in St. George. The SI Yankees last won the title in their league in 2011. (Richmond County Ball Park, 75 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301)
The CONEY ISLAND CYCLONES: The Brooklyn Cyclones are a minor league baseball team based in Brooklyn. Like the SI Yankees, they play in the Short-Season A classification New York–Penn League, and are affiliated with the New York Mets. The Cyclones play at MCU Park just off the Coney Island boardwalk in Brooklyn. In its entire franchise history, the team has won seven division titles. As the Brooklyn Cyclones, the team has won 5 division titles and made the playoffs eight times. (1904 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY)