"Absolutely brilliant! . . . One of the rarest glimpses into New York City and sports . . . It is history come to life . . . exciting, relaxing and thrilling . . . a truly exquisite and elegant ride . . . an interweaving of how sports events and sports personalities in the City helped transform American society, industry, and culture . . . exhilarating . . . informative . . . personable . . . well worth the price"

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

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

— Neil Best, Newsday

" . . . immersed in entertaining, educational stories"

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NEW YORK GAME CHANGERS

A Luxury Sports History Ride and Meal in Midtown Manhattan Presented by New York Sports Tours


  • BOARD OUTSIDE
    GRAND CENTRAL



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


    To 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.


    The experience ends at Keens Steakhouse at 72 West 36th Street.


  • 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 and dedicated driver to more than 70 locations from sports history in midtown Manhattan.


    The ride features more than 30 exclusive mini-documentaries, plus original historial items that guests can hold.


  • WITNESS MOVING
    SPORTS STORIES



  • Enjoy many videos narrated by celebrated sports broadcaster and New York City native Mary Carillo (above), plus live commentary from a sports historian.


    The videos and other content play in sync with the tour stops and include rare footage and photos.


    Mary: "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."


  • DINE AT KEENS WITH
    A SPORTS FIGURE



  • The Full Experience (see below) includes an intimate lunch or dinner hosted by a sports figure in Keens Steakhouse, home to more than 130 years of sports stories.


    Names of some of the upcoming meal hosts are revealed when dates are clicked in the ticket system.


    At Keens, guests receive a private password to a bonus site that features exclusive content including six bonus mini-documentaries.


Two NEW YORK GAME CHANGERS Ticket Options

A NEW YORK GAME CHANGERS post-tour dinner at Keens Steakhouse with legendary New York Yankees centerfielder Mickey Rivers (in hat)

A NEW YORK GAME CHANGERS post-tour dinner at Keens Steakhouse with legendary New York Yankees centerfielder Mickey Rivers (in hat)

1. FULL EXPERIENCE | About Four Hours

— TRAVEL on a luxury guided ride to dozens of midtown Manhattan locations from sports history

— WITNESS eye-opening stories and exclusive videos about the impact of New York sports

On a NEW YORK GAME CHANGERS tour (left to right):  Cary Woods, 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

On a NEW YORK GAME CHANGERS tour (left to right):  Cary Woods, 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

— HOLD rare and original historic items during the tour ride as they surface in the tour story

— DINE following the ride with a New York sports personality in historic Keens Steakhouse

— RECEIVE a premium baseball cap and access bonus online New York sports history content

 2. TOUR RIDE | About Three Hours

— EXPERIENCE the tour, receive the baseball cap and access the bonus online content


Private and Customized Experiences

A private group on a NEW YORK GAME CHANGERS 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 GAME CHANGERS 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 customized outings. 

Private experiences can incorporate special access to historic New York sports venues and premium seating at New York sports events. 

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.