The New York metropolitan area – with NINE major professional sports teams – is America’s sports metropolis. And with more than 20 million residents, there are plenty of fans to befriend!

New York Islanders (NHL)

For the 2018-19 season, the Islanders will call both Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the NYCB Live/Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale home. Regardless of where you choose to catch the Isles, both arenas are easily accessed by car, bus, and train. Check out their official website (https://www.nhl.com/islanders) for the team’s schedule and other information, and find individual game tickets, group tickets, and more at the Islanders ticketing site (https://www.nhl.com/islanders/tickets).

New York Rangers (NHL)

Calling Madison Square Garden their home rink, the Rangers are one of the original six professional hockey teams with one of the most fervent fan bases in the country. Check out their official website (https://www.nhl.com/rangers) for the team’s schedule and other information. Want to see the Rangers play? Look for individual game tickets, group tickets, and more at the Rangers ticketing site (https://www.nhl.com/rangers/tickets).

New Jersey Devils (NHL)

A quick (train) trip to Newark, N.J., brings you to The Rock (aka The Prudential Center). The Devils play an exciting brand of hockey, and matchups against the Rangers and Islanders always bring an extra bit of fun. Check out their official website (https://www.nhl.com/devils) for the team’s schedule and other information, and find individual game tickets, group tickets, and more at the Devils ticketing site (https://www.nhl.com/devils/tickets).

Brooklyn Nets (NBA)

Sharing Barclays Center with the Islanders, the Nets cover the ice and lay down the floorboards for fast-paced, above-the-rim excitement. Check out their official website (https://www.nba.com/nets/) for the team’s schedule and other information, and find individual game tickets, group tickets, and more at the Nets ticketing site (https://www.nba.com/nets/tickets/ticket-central).

New York Knicks (NBA)

Playing their home games in Madison Square Garden, the New York Knickerbockers are one of the most popular teams in the league. With a new coach and impressive draft picks, the Knicks look to be back in the playoff race this year. Check out their official website (https://www.nba.com/knicks/) for the team’s schedule and other information, and find individual game tickets, group tickets, and more at the Knicks ticketing site (https://www.nba.com/knicks/ticket-central?icmp=int_knicks_tickets_tc_nav).

New York Giants (NFL)

Playing across the river (an easy car, bus, or train ride) at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the New York Giants won the Super Bowl in 2008 and 2012. The Giants are as popular as ever and nearly every game is sold out. Check out their official website (https://www.giants.com) for the team’s schedule and other information, and find individual game tickets, group tickets, and more at the Giants ticketing site (https://www.giants.com/tickets/).

New York Jets (NFL)

Sharing a stadium with their rival New York Giants, the Jets are generating quite a bit of buzz behind their first-round draft pick quarterback. Check out their official website (https://www.newyorkjets.com) for the team’s schedule and other information, and find individual game tickets, group tickets, and more at the Jets ticketing site (https://www.newyorkjets.com/tickets/).

New York Yankees (MLB)

Arguably the most famous franchise in professional sports, the Yankees are looking to make it back to the World Series this year. Whether you’re a rabid or casual fan, Yankee Stadium in The Bronx is one of the most beautiful places to catch a game. Check out their official website (https://www.mlb.com/yankees) for the team’s schedule and other information, and find individual game tickets, group tickets, and more at the Yankees ticketing site (https://www.mlb.com/yankees/tickets).

New York Mets (MLB)

Opened the same year as Yankee Stadium, the Mets’ Citi Field lies between the World’s Fair Marina and Queens’ Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which makes it easily accessible by car, bus, boat, and train (LIRR and/or NYC subway). Check out their official website (https://www.mlb.com/mets) for the team’s schedule and other information, and find individual game tickets, group tickets, and more at the Mets ticketing site (https://www.mlb.com/mets/tickets).

Nine major professional sports teams all within a few miles of each other makes for heated rivalries and intense fun. And since every arena and stadium is easily accessible by multiple modes of transportation, there’s only one question: What are you waiting for? Go see some sports!!!