REVIEWS

"Absolutely brilliant . . . A New York sports time machine . . . thrilling . . . well-versed tour guides and excellent short videos . . . captivating . . . a big, fantastic surprise . . . a worthy alternative to taking in a Broadway show . . .  experience the heart of New York but away from the same-old tourist path."

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

"Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, a history major in college, loves the history lessons provided by New York Sports Tours . . . 'They’ve brought history to life,' said Cashman . . . 'People remember the history they learn in the show Hamilton because it’s presented in a platform they can’t forget . . . It’s the same thing with New York Sports Tours . . . it’s all about how we got here.' . . . Former New York Knicks basketball star John Starks . . . shared similar sentiments. '. . . You think you know a little bit about New York sports but you don’t know a lot about it until you go on this tour.'"

Forbes.com

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

Yankees Magazine

"New York Sports Tours is 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 . . . touches on a colorful variety of sports-related New York characters . . ."

— Neil Best, sports columnist, Newsday

"If you’re a sports enthusiast or a New York history enthusiast, you should check out New York Sports Tours, which . . . teaches you about the area’s connection to sports history."

— Ken Davidoff, baseball columnist, New York Post

". . . this experience is taking the city by storm.  The program . . . came to fruition in 2018 and has become one of New York's best new experiences."

— Start Spreading the News (Yankees blog)

". . . different locations, some more famous than others, but all with interesting stories. "

— NY Sports Day

"New York City and its environs are literally steeped in sports history . . . a rich trove of New York sporting history. To embrace it all may seem impossible. Thankfully, there is New York Sports Tours . . . They will take you out to the ball game (written by Jack Norworth in New York in 1908) and much more."

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

  On the day New York sports personalities Sam Marchiano and Sal Marchiano co-host a post-tour dinner, they stop with tour guests at the famed 21. The club is part of a major sports story involving Sal Marchiano. Each tour guest received a complimentary copy of his book  In My Rear View Mirror .

On the day New York sports personalities Sam Marchiano and Sal Marchiano co-host a post-tour dinner, they stop with tour guests at the famed 21. The club is part of a major sports story involving Sal Marchiano. Each tour guest received a complimentary copy of his book In My Rear View Mirror.

"New York Sports Tours captivates and captures the world of sports. Find out what the buzz is all about . . . It is a distinctive opportunity to delve into sports history and learn . . . The fascinating journey takes you through Midtown Manhattan as you listen to a live announcer and view a stunning array of photos and short documentaries . . . This one-of-a-kind tour has been expertly curated to include little known facts along with information about some of the most popular sports figures and events. New York Sports Tours will appeal to a vast audience from history buffs and sports enthusiasts to city tourists and New Yorkers who are looking for a great outing . . . During the excursion, we visited over fifty destinations highlighting wide-ranging sports topics. While we don’t want to give away all the surprises . . . New York Sports Tours is really a museum on wheels. As New Yorkers, we were amazed to learn about the significance of the landmarks that we have passed by hundreds of times . . . Be intrigued, be informed, and be entertained."

— Woman Around Town

"The New York Sports Tours experience is a revolutionary way to bring the long winding history of sports in New York to today’s families . . . Throughout the tour, participants are able to witness original mini-documentaries that nobody else outside of the tour will ever see. Plus, not only will you be able to look at historic items from past teams and players, but actually touch and feel them, too
. . . a tour of a lifetime . . ."

— New York Family Magazine

"Your best sports tours yet . . . sports fans, rejoice: if you’re in New York, there’s a new tour in town. New York Sports Tours is . . . showcasing New York's history . . . And what a christening . . . "

Smart Meetings

  Mary Carillo and John Starks

Mary Carillo and John Starks

". . . the tour will provide participants with considerable information they didn’t know . . . [Mary] Carillo agreed. 'I’m a sports junkie,' said the Queens native and award-winning sportscaster. 'And I grew up thinking I knew everything about New York sports. But that was before I met this group.' The only guided sports tour that combines live narration, brief documentaries, and touchable artifacts . . . it shows how sports influenced . . . other aspects of Americana . . ."

Latino Sports

"New York Sports Tours . . . is the only tour its kind in New York City . . . amazing . . . great . . ."

The Motivation Show

"The story of New York sports is a dense, fascinating tale, and now you can learn it from the best . . . engaging content for all . . . you’ll enjoy the multidimensional, historically accurate, and fun view of this dynamic city and how athletic culture shaped it into the place we know today . . . The tour will catch you up with over 200 years of history, including the start of American football, basketball, and baseball."

City Guide NY

  Brian Cashman and Jordan Sprechman

Brian Cashman and Jordan Sprechman

"Bringing sports and history together . . . Groups looking to immerse themselves in New York City's sporting past now have a luxurious, history-packed option thanks to New York Sports Tours . . . The tour gives groups the opportunity to travel through the city in high-end accommodations, complete with a multimedia experience, celebrity appearances, and a meal at one of the city's most iconic restaurants
. . . 'This is a no-brainer,' said [Brian] Cashman. 'It's entertaining, it's enjoyable, and touches on some of the greatest success stories, fights and frustrations as well as growth and evolution in sports in this arena and brings that to life for us.' Jordan Sprechman described it as a 'museum on wheels and an intimate, educational, entertaining and video-rich ride that show why sports matters.'"

Successful Meetings magazine

  Tour guests from Long Island and Chicago pause outside Keens Steakhouse with New York Sports Tours' Kathy Paprocki (right)

Tour guests from Long Island and Chicago pause outside Keens Steakhouse with New York Sports Tours' Kathy Paprocki (right)

". . . this distinctive touring experience . . . will delight sports fans and many more . . .  in a comfortable luxury vehicle . . . bringing to life the history of sports in Greater New York . . ."

Broadway World

". . . preserving and bringing to life the history of sports in Greater New York . . ." 

Resident Magazine

". . . for sports fans and non-fans alike . . . in a comfortable luxury vehicle . . . Guests learn from a live narrator and on-screen content how sports people, places and events in Greater New York have helped shape culture and society . . ." 

— (Albany) Times Union

". . . a unique, luxury offering . . . While there are several museums in NYC, this is more of an experience . . . The tour appeals to a variety of people. Sports fans will obviously enjoy it. History lovers will also be entertained by it. The sports stories connect to a variety of other things that were taking place historically (i.e. politics and civil rights). . . practically anyone (teens and up) would really like."

Mom in the City

  Each New York Sports Tours guest receives a complimentary baseball cap

Each New York Sports Tours guest receives a complimentary baseball cap

" . . . bringing the city’s sports history to life . . . with stops at areas of historical significance. It turns out there are plenty of sites to see . . . visitors learn about more than 70 locations, including the home of Harry Frazee, the Boston Red Sox owner who sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees, and details about that fateful sale. Visitors can explore the history of Tin Pan Alley through the guise of 'Take Me out to the Ballgame.' . . . And throughout the tour, visitors are reminded of the cultural and societal changes that sports have helped foster . . . enhanced throughout with artifacts that riders can see and touch."

SportsTravel magazine

". . . a luxury tour ride . . . immersed in entertaining, educational stories . . ."

— Where Traveler

  Among the historical items shown to tour guests is this check from the Student Emergency Fund signed by Jackie Robinson and Marian Logan. Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947 when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. More than a decade later, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared, "Jackie Robinson is the founder of the civil rights movement." In 1960, Robinson and Logan, an associate of Dr. King, started the Student Emergency Fund to help jailed and other students who were protesting segregation in the South. 

Among the historical items shown to tour guests is this check from the Student Emergency Fund signed by Jackie Robinson and Marian Logan. Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947 when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. More than a decade later, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared, "Jackie Robinson is the founder of the civil rights movement." In 1960, Robinson and Logan, an associate of Dr. King, started the Student Emergency Fund to help jailed and other students who were protesting segregation in the South. 

". . . something not to be missed . . . very affordably priced for the luxury that it is . . .  Created for sports fans and non-fans alike . . . During the tour, guests are invited to examine rare historical items that are connected to the stories told along the tour route . . . each guest is given a private password to access New York Sports Tours’ virtual New York sports history museum, an online site that houses exclusive and rare content, including original documentaries tied in to places on the tour route but not seen on the tour . . . This is a museum on wheels . . . It's great. "

Insider Travel Report

"New York City’s only luxury sports tour ride experience — the world’s only known guided tour of sports history that features exclusive documentaries and other original content."

Gotham Baseball

  Left to right: Kevin O'Keefe, Shep Messing, Mary Carillo and Jordan Sprechman  

Left to right: Kevin O'Keefe, Shep Messing, Mary Carillo and Jordan Sprechman  

"New York Sports Tours is New York City's premier sports history experience. This multimedia tour ride takes you through time from 1776 to the present, sharing stories about how New York City sports has shaped society and culture in the city, in the nation and in the world."

— Kristal Hart, The Kristal Hart Show

"'Sports matters.' That’s what former soccer great Shep Messing said at the end of a sample tour he took at the invitation of New York Sports Tours . . . 'I was blown away by all the things I didn’t know,' said Messing . . ."

Forbes.com

  Jordan Sprechman and Kristal Hart

Jordan Sprechman and Kristal Hart

"On select days, the experience continues with an intimate lunch or dinner with a New York sports personality. 'The New York Sports Tours team is committed to bringing guests a highly entertaining and educational experience,' said Jordan Sprechman, the founder of New York Sports Tours. 'The tour reflects our prioritization of historical accuracy and our firm belief that experiencing Midtown Manhattan through the lens of sports history presents the city in a way never before seen.' . . . 'We are thrilled with all the positive responses we’ve received from guests . . .' said Kevin O’Keefe, the president of New York Sports Tours. 'We are dedicated to presenting a compelling and seamless narrative that will engage every guest.'"

Global Travel Media

". . . with stories that demonstrate sports’ influence . . . in fields such as advertising, architecture, civil rights, entertainment, fashion, finance, health, language, law, politics, and science."

The Bronx Chronicle

"Para los aficionados a los deportes y para turistas en general esta parece una gran propuesta."

Republica (Spain)

"Yankees GM Brian Cashman is a lover of history, so he thinks the tour is a great idea. ' . . . The experience of Hamilton on Broadway was second to none. The way they presented the history made you never forget and that's what New York Sports Tours is going to do . . . It's going to be entertaining . . . It's also going to allow us to never forget where we were, how we got here . . . they're going to bring that back to life for us.'"

WBGO Journal