THE NEW YORK SPORTS HISTORY EXPERIENCE

A Luxury, Multimedia, Guided Ride to Dozens of Midtown Manhattan Locations from Sports History Followed by Dinner and Conversation with a New York Sports Personality at Storied Keens Steakhouse

  The Racquet & Tennis Club, Park Avenue

The Racquet & Tennis Club, Park Avenue

"Absolutely brilliant! . . . A New York sports time machine . . . A fun look at sports and American history . . . relaxing and thrilling . . . well-versed tour guides and excellent short videos throughout the ride . . . a worthy alternative to taking in a Broadway show . . . well worth the price."

— TripAdvisor's No. 1-Ranked New York City "Historical" Tour Ride

  During a tour stop: Cary Woods (left), New York City native and prominent American film producer (including of sports-themed classic  Rudy ); director-actress Teressa Tunney, granddaughter of boxing legend and New York City native Gene Tunney; and Boyd Melson, New York City native and World Boxing Council international champion

During a tour stop: Cary Woods (left), New York City native and prominent American film producer (including of sports-themed classic Rudy); director-actress Teressa Tunney, granddaughter of boxing legend and New York City native Gene Tunney; and Boyd Melson, New York City native and World Boxing Council international champion

". . . journey through the city's sporting history . . . New York Sports Tours offers original, eye-opening stories of how [sports] have helped shape society and culture in New York, America and the world."

Yankees Magazine

  A post-tour dinner at Keens Steakhouse with New York Yankees legend Mickey Rivers (in hat)

A post-tour dinner at Keens Steakhouse with New York Yankees legend Mickey Rivers (in hat)

". . . immersed in entertaining, educational stories of . . . sports-related people, places and events in New York from 1776 to the present . . ."

— IN New York

". . . a unique sports and cultural experience . . . not only of the city’s rich sports past but also how it ties into the larger culture. . .  a colorful variety of sports-related New York characters . . ."

Newsday

 " . . . different locations, some more famous than others, but all with interesting stories . . . Over two years of research was done to make sure that everything said on the tour was accurate. "

NY Sports Day


  • BOARD OUTSIDE
    GRAND CENTRAL



  • Meet near Grand Central Terminal, on Vanderbilt Avenue at 44th Street, across the street from the Yale Club at the building marked 200 Park Avenue.


    Reach the departure spot by foot from Grand Central's iconic main concourse clock: Walk up the western staircase, exit onto Vanderbilt Avenue and turn right.


    Finish at Keens Steakhouse at 72 West 36th Street, near Macy's flagship store.


  • ENJOY A GUIDED
    MULTIMEDIA RIDE



  • Witness entertaining true stories of how New York sports history at stops along the tour route and beyond have helped shape America and the world.


    Ride in a luxury vehicle with a tour host to more than 70 locations from sports history in midtown Manhattan.


    Enjoy a seamless narrative with engaging on-screen audio, video, photography and other content, plus hold rare original historical items.


  • WITNESS MOVING
    SPORTS STORIES



  • See 30 original and exclusive mini-documentaries that tie in to tour stops, narrated by celebrated sports broadcaster and New York City native Mary Carillo (above), and enjoy live commentary from a sports historian.


    Receive a password to access New York Sports Tours' private online New York sports museum featuring seven exclusive mini-documentaries, and other original content that complements the tour narrative.


  • DINE AT KEENS WITH
    A SPORTS FIGURE



  • Purchase the Full Experience ticket to enjoy an intimate post-tour meal at the table of a sports figure in the famed Keens Steakhouse, a home to more than 130 years of sports stories.


    Reveal names of some upcoming Keens hosts by clicking available dates in the ticket system and see some past hosts by visiting the Keens Hosts page on this site.


    Receive a premium baseall hat

Sports is its thread, but the experience covers so much terrain that you don’t have to be a sports fan to enjoy it. Even so, sports die-hards will learn a lot.
— Mary Carillo

Private and Custom Experiences

  A private group  on a New York Sports Tours outing stops at the location of the original Toots Shor restaurant (1940-1959), a famous gathering spot of New York sports personalities. The group enjoyed an exclusive Toots Shor story that included this original Toots Shor menu from a key date in 1955.

A private group  on a New York Sports Tours outing stops at the location of the original Toots Shor restaurant (1940-1959), a famous gathering spot of New York sports personalities. The group enjoyed an exclusive Toots Shor story that included this original Toots Shor menu from a key date in 1955.

New York Sports Tours' private tour options include custom outings.

Private experiences can incorporate special access to historic New York sports venues, premium seating at New York sports events and participation by select sports figures. 

For more details for groups such as corporate clients and employees, college alumni, friends and family members, please contact Kathy Paprocki at kathy@newyorksports.tours.