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Frequently Asked Questions
New York Sports Tours | FAQ
Yes. New York Sports Tours hosted its first virtual tour via video conference on June 25, 2020. For updates on future virtual tours, sign up here for the New York Sports Tours complimentary newsletter. The start and finish locations on the Start and Finish page and the answers on this page refer to the traditional tour experiences suspended during the coronavirus pandemic.
For the three-hour tour ride, usually more than 70 locations from sports history in Midtown Manhattan are on the tour route and part of the tour narrative. Collectively, they tell an exclusive story of how Greater New York sports has helped change culture and society. For the tour experience that lasts between 1.5 and two hours, usually more than 40 location from sports history in Midtown Manhattan are on the tour route and part of the tour narrative.
For the Full Experience (tour followed by dinner or lunch), included is the guided, multimedia tour and the meal at Keens Steakhouse or Tracks restaurant with a special sports host or co-hosts. The menu appears under another question on this FAQ page
In addition to the tour, guests on all tour outings receive a premium New York Sports Tours baseball cap and bottled water. At the conclusion of the tour experience, each guest receives a password to a private online New York sports museum of exclusive content that complements the tour.
In the tour vehicle, guests are able to hold original artifacts from New York sports history.
Yes, although each guest younger than 14 must be accompanied by a guest older than 14.
There are two options for those who take the tour ride only — an experience that lasts about three hours and a tour that lasts between 1.5 and two hours. For those who take the tour that is followed by dinner, the experience will last about four and a half hours. If needed, any guest can depart the experience any any point while it’s in progress.
Guests get out at at least one point of interest, unless all the members in the tour group prefer to stay in the vehicle throughout the tour.
For private tours, we sometimes take guests inside venues not accessible on public tours.
At this time, a maximum of 12 guests are on each tour. This number does not include New York Sports Tours representatives. For private group tours, please contact New York Sports Tours.
For those who purchase a ticket for a tour-and-meal experience, the dinner or lunch is covered in the ticket price. Guests all sit at the same table as the special meal host.
For dinner at Keens Steakhouse or lunch or dinner at Tracks, each guest chooses one of the below menu items or a vegetarian option, plus one non-alcoholic drink. Alcohol and additional food not on the menu can be ordered at the meals but must be paid for by the guest before departure from the restaurant.
Our Legendary Mutton Chop
Prime New York Sirloin
Prime T-bone Steak
Two Double Lamb Chops
Roasted Buttermilk Chicken
Prime Filet Mignon (8 oz.)
Arctic Dover Sole
Pan-Seared Arctic Char
Sautéed Jumbo Shrimp with Spinach
Fish and Chips
Linguini with Clams
North Atlantic Salmon
Grilled Half Chicken
Hamburger with our without cheese (8 oz.)
Turkey Burger with our without cheese (8 oz.)
Caesar Salad with or without grilled steak, grilled shrimp or grilled chicken
Grilled Yellowfin Tuna Salad
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Char-Grilled Steak Sandwich
You can request one upon arrival for the tour. Seats are typically assigned on a first-come, first-served basis at the tour departure location.
New York Sports Tours | FAQ 2
Our tours are conducted in a luxury customized Mercedes vehicle on some days and a luxury customized Ford vehicle on other days. There is space to store personal bags.
No. Please note that although there is not a dress code requirement at Keens Steakhouse, the restaurant’s patrons often wear business casual attire. Photos of some of the post-tour Keens dinners appear on the Dinner Hosts page. There is not a dress code requirement at Tracks restaurant.
Not in the tour vehicle, but there are designated stops on the tour for any passenger who requires a restroom stop.
The tour starts promptly at the listed start time and the tour vehicle stays at the start location for at least five minutes after the listed start time.
If you’re running late, you will be able to meet us during the tour but not necessarily at the departure location. You will need to contact the tour concierge to confirm a meeting spot. The concierge contact information will be in your ticket confirmation email.
Yes, with these exceptions: No photography or video is allowed to be captured of the on-screen content in the tour vehicle and no audio is allowed to be captured of any on-screen or live narration of the tour. This allows the tour to remain an experience that’s exclusive to tour guests.
This option may be available when requested in advance. Please contact New York Sports Tours for more information.
You may transfer your ticket to another individual.
No. The experience is designed for those who consider themselves sports fans and those who do not.
The experience covers dozens of spectator sports — baseball, football, basketball, soccer, tennis, boxing, hockey, swimming, cycling, wrestling, gymnastics, track and field and road running, to name a few.
At this time, the tour is only offered in English.