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The Mets, New York City's National League team, play at Shea Stadium in Queens. The baseball season runs from April to October. Basketball's Knicks and hockey's Rangers share Madison Square Garden. New York's parks and beaches offer variety of activities from horseback riding, ice skating, tennis, bicycling in Central Park to golf courses in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
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Madison Square Garden
The home for New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Liberty, Madison Square Garden is also the world's most famous boxing ring. There's nothing like The Garden on fight night. Eleven heavyweight championships and fifty world title bouts overall have taken place here in the last thirty years. The Garden in addition hosts some of the most exciting college basketball in the country. First Madison Square Garden was opened in 1879 and since then it's hosted not only most important sport tournaments but also International shows, concerts of monsters of rock and pop such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, John Lennon and Elton John, Madonna, Tina Turner and Paul McCartney.
Midtown West
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
Phone: 212-465-6741
Yankee Stadium
Yankee Stadium opened for the Yankees' inaugural game on April 18, 1923 versus the Boston Red Sox. Later that season, the Stadium hosted the first of 33 World Series and the Yankees won their first World Championship over their former landlord, the Giants. As the Stadium became the stage for a staggering number of World titles - now totaling 26 - it also would become known as "The Home of Champions." The remodeled Yankee Stadium opened in April 1976 with the Yankees topping Minnesota 11-4 and, like its predecessor, would host the World Series in its inaugural season. The Stadium, in fact, hosted the Fall Classic in its first three seasons with the Yankees winning back-to-back World titles in 1977 & 1978. As one of the most-prestigious addresses, Yankee Stadium has also been the home of scores of other sports, entertainment & cultural events. While the Yankees were on the road or out of season, the Stadium opened its gates to college & pro football, soccer, concerts, political assemblies, religious conventions & even the circus.
161 Street and River Avenue Bronx
Phone: 718-293-6000
The Wollman Rink
The Wollman Rink was a success from the day it opened in 1950. Over 300,000 skaters glided across the ice in its first year of operation. Today over 4,000 use the Rink daily. The skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan provide the spectacular backdrop for ice skaters. Wollman hosts skaters day and night. Wollman's easy access from Central Park South and its picturesque location make it popular not only for skaters, but also for any visitor who appreciates the romance of the New York City skyline.



Open: November to March 31


Upper West Side
Central Park at 63 Street
Phone: 212-439-6900