NEW YORK SPORTS MUSEUM
Each guest on New York Sports Tours' tour ride receives a password to enter the private online New York sports museum. The museum features exclusive and rare content relevant to the tour route but not seen on the tour.
The museum includes the extras listed below.
Seven brief documentaries not seen on the tour appear exclusively in the museum, four narrated by Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame sportscaster and New York City native Mary Carillo.
Each of the bonus stories ties in to a place on the tour route.
For previews of the bonus documentaries, click their titles.
Based on relevancy to the tour narrative, New York Sports Tours periodically adds to the museum unique and exclusive stories, video, photography and other content about sports facilities and other venues.
Sample: Madison Square Garden (1890-1925)
In operation during and after the city was strictly Manhattan, the second of the four Madison Square Garden venues was located near Madison Square Park at the same address as the first Garden.
This exclusive footage of the second Garden was shot from the park and shows the intersection of Madison Avenue and 26th Street.
The tour visits this address and shows three brief documentaries that feature the first two Gardens.
Rare items from New York sports history are available for guests to hold on each tour ride. They tie in to the tour narrative and stops on the tour.
Artifacts from the tour and others from New York Sports Tours' private collection that connect to the tour narrative are part of the museum.
More than 200 figures from sports history shown on the tour are listed in order of their tour appearance.
Some individuals who do appear on the tour are featured in the museum, through newsworthy stories not seen on the tour. These stories feature addresses seen on the tour.
Sample: New York Athletic Club and Fred W. Stone
This handcrafted medal was presented to Fred W. Stone for his second-place finish in the running long jump in the world's first indoor track meet.
Staged at the now-defunct Empire City Skating Rink in 1868 as the first sports event of the New York Athletic Club, the meet marks the beginning of competitive amateur sports in the United States. The venue was located on Third Avenue in Manhattan.
The meet also hosted the first bicycle event in America, introducing the velocipede, a forerunner to the modern bicycle.
Awards were issued to the top two finishers in each of 14 events.
The storied New York Athletic Club was founded two months before the meet at a location on the Manhattan tour route.
Stone would tie the world record and set the American record in the 100-yard dash and become track coach at Columbia University in Manhattan.