THE NEW YORK SPORTS HISTORY EXPERIENCE

An Intimate, Guided, Multimedia Story Ride to Dozens of Manhattan Locations from Sports History Followed by Lunch or Dinner with a New York Sports Personality at Legendary Keens Steakhouse


"Absolutely brilliant . . . thrilling . . . a worthy alternative to taking in a Broadway show."
— TripAdvisor's No. 1-Ranked New York City "Historical & Heritage" Tour Ride

". . . a unique sports and cultural experience."
Newsday

". . . revolutionary . . . a tour of a lifetime . . ."
— New York Family Magazine

". . . very affordably priced for the luxury . . . It's great."

 Insider Travel Report

"New York Sports Tours captivates and captures the world of sports. Find out what the buzz is all about . . . an incomparable experience . . . distinctive . . . This one-of-kind tour has been expertly curated . . . a great outing . . . illuminating . . . exciting . . . Be intrigued, be informed, and be entertained."

Woman Around Town

"New York City and its environs are literally steeped in sports history . . . To embrace it all may seem impossible. Thankfully, there is New York Sports Tours . . ."

The Winged Foot, the magazine of the New York Athletic Club

" . . . offers original, eye-opening stories . . ." 
Yankees Magazine

". . . you should check out
New York Sports Tours . . ."

New York Post

". . . bringing the city’s sports history to life . . ."

— SportsTravel magazine

". . . will delight sports fans and many more." 
— Broadway World

". . . one of New York's best new experiences."

— Start Spreading the News

". . . immersed in entertaining, educational stories . . ." 

— Where Traveler

". . . engaging . . .  multidimensional, historically accurate, and fun . . ." 

— City Guide NY

". . . rejoice . . ."
Smart Meetings

MORE REVIEWS


LATEST NEWS

  Melissa Ludtke

Melissa Ludtke

ON SEPTEMBER 24TH, MELISSA LUDTKE will join the tour and serve as the post-tour dinner host.

September 25th marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark federal Ludtke v. Kuhn ruling, which allowed female reporters equal access to the New York Yankees clubhouse. Plaintiff Ludtke was a Sports Illustrated reporter at the time of the decree.


"Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, a history major in college, loves the history lessons provided by New York Sports Tours."
— Forbes.com

  1. A New York television newscast report on New York Sports Tours   2. Brian Cashman, New York Yankees general manager, speaks about New York Sports Tours 3. One of the tour vehicles outside Grand Central Terminal near the tour start 4. Shep Messing, New York soccer legend, talks at the end of a tour ride   5.  Mickey Rivers (in hat), New York Yankees great, hosts a post-tour dinner at Keens Steakhouse

1. A New York television newscast report on New York Sports Tours
2. Brian Cashman, New York Yankees general manager, speaks about New York Sports Tours
3. One of the tour vehicles outside Grand Central Terminal near the tour start
4. Shep Messing, New York soccer legend, talks at the end of a tour ride

5.  Mickey Rivers (in hat), New York Yankees great, hosts a post-tour dinner at Keens Steakhouse

  1. A New York television newscast report on New York Sports Tours 2. One of the tour vehicles outside Grand Central Terminal near the tour start   3. Brian Cashman, New York Yankees general manager,speaks about New York Sports Tours 4. Shep Messing, New York soccer great, talks at the end of a tour ride   5.  Mickey Rivers (in hat), New York Yankees great, hosts a post-tour dinner at Keens Steakhouse


  • BOARD OUTSIDE
    GRAND CENTRAL



  • Meet near Grand Central Terminal, on East 44th Street at Vanderbilt Avenue.


    Reach the start by foot from Grand Central's iconic main concourse clock: Walk up the staircase located to the right of the large train departure board, exit onto Vanderbilt Avenue, turn right, then cross the street at 44th Street.


    Please see this website's Start/Finish page for more details on the start and finish spots.


  • 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 50 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 premium baseball cap, and a password to access a private online New York sports museum featuring seven other 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 Keens Steakhouse, a host to sports figures for more than 130 years.


    Each lunch and dinner host is identified at some point in advance of the meal date. Guests can then see the name of the host by clicking on the date in the ticket system.


    Some past Keens hosts appear on the Hosts page of this site.


  During a private tour outing: 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 private tour outing: 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

Private and Custom Outings

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

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

To discuss custom experiences for corporate, school, family or other groups, contact Kathy Paprocki at kathy@newyorksports.tours.