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Spring and summer offer endless opportunities to attend memorable sporting events in New York State. Hit the links for big-time golf tournaments, take yourself out to a ballgame, or if racing is more your speed, head to the track for fast-paced action. New York features some of the world's best-known teams, venues, and events, so get ready to plan your trip for the experience of a lifetime!
Baseball games are played in every corner of the state, from the famed Yankee Stadium and Citi Field to minor league stadiums in Syracuse, Buffalo, Binghamton, and beyond. And of course, no baseball trip to New York would be complete without a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Thoroughbred racing fans head to Saratoga Race Course at a track that's hosted horse races since 1863 or to Belmont Park on Long Island, while auto racing fans gear up for a trip to "The Glen," or Watkins Glen International, host to annual NASCAR and other well-known racing events.
That's not all! The world's best-attended sporting event returns to Queens every August, when the top-ranked tennis players compete at the U.S. Open.
In the winter, you can stay warm in the stands while watching the fastest team sport in the world: professional hockey. The games are filled with contagious energy, rushes of adrenaline and nonstop entertainment. New York State is home to three AHL teams, built on intense rivalries that make for many nights full of cheering on the Utica Comets at The Aud in Utica, or the Syracuse Crunch at the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, and the Rochester Americans.
In New York City you can cheer on the Knicks and Rangers at Madison Square Garden, and watch the Nets at the Barclays Center, the former home of the Islanders who now host all their games at Long Island's UBS Arena. And for a true college basketball experience, head to the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University, the largest on-campus basketball arena in the nation where the Orange is "New York's College Team." And if you're looking to take in world-class winter sports, check out bobsledding, figure skating, luge and more at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid