List of New York City metropolitan area sports teams

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This is a list of professional and semi-professional sports teams based in the New York metropolitan area, including from New York City, Long Island, Lower Hudson Valley, Northern and Central New Jersey, and parts of Western Connecticut. The collective area has a population of over twenty million people, making it the largest in the United States and among the top ten in the world. It also has the greatest concentration of professional sports teams of any region in the country with teams in all of the major sports and leagues in baseball, basketball, football, hockey, lacrosse, and soccer.

All of the major pro franchises are found within the five boroughs of New York City or approximately thirty miles of the center of Manhattan, near mass transit and highway access. These teams are part of the global New York City media market. Though some are based in New Jersey or Long Island, in proximity to Manhattan, the teams receive national and international media coverage generally defining them as dually being part of their location of origin (town or city, and state) and primarily the New York City - New York metropolitan area. Having acquired exclusive territorial rights in their respective leagues of the region or up to fifty to seventy-five miles of their base, teams can receive local broadcasting within this range, and have say over sharing rights with other teams. This range theoretically encompasses the bounds of the New York metropolitan area and the recognition of the teams belonging to and representing the entire region.

Other division league franchises, either found within or outside of the thirty mile New York City media market range, are mostly associated by their town or city, and state, rather than the whole metropolitan area, while still belonging to it. Media coverage varies locally. Collegiate teams are similarly identified with their location. Still, they are acknowledged and principally followed by the name of their schools, and receive local and national coverage depending on their division, conference, sport, standing, and popularity.

Major sports teams[edit]

The New York metropolitan area is home to some of the country's top professional teams and leagues. They are the following:


Major League Baseball[edit]


National Basketball Association[edit]

Women's National Basketball Association[edit]

American football[edit]

National Football League[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

National Hockey League[edit]


Major League Soccer[edit]

National Women's Soccer League[edit]

Detailed summary by team[edit]

Club League Venue Capacity Location Established Championships Home Game Television Network Radio Network
New York Yankees MLB Baseball Yankee Stadium 50,291 Bronx, New York 1901 27 YES Network; WWOR-TV WFAN-AM 660AM; WFAN-FM 101.9FM
New York Giants NFL Football MetLife Stadium 82,566 East Rutherford, New Jersey 1925 8 WNBC WFAN-AM 660AM; WFAN-FM 101.9FM
New York Rangers NHL Ice Hockey Madison Square Garden 17,200 (Hockey) New York, New York (Manhattan) 1926 4 MSG Network; MSG Plus WEPN-FM 98.7FM
New York Knicks NBA Basketball Madison Square Garden 19,033 (Basketball) New York, New York (Manhattan) 1946 2 MSG Network WEPN-FM 98.7FM
New York Jets NFL Football MetLife Stadium 82,566 East Rutherford, New Jersey 1960 1 WCBS-TV WEPN-FM 98.7FM
New York Mets MLB Baseball Citi Field 41,922 Queens, New York 1962 2 SportsNet New York; WPIX WOR-AM 710AM
Brooklyn Nets NBA Basketball Barclays Center 17,732 Brooklyn, New York 1967 2 YES Network; WWOR-TV WFAN-AM 660AM
New York Islanders NHL Ice Hockey Barclays Center
Nassau Coliseum
Brooklyn, New York
Uniondale, New York
1972 4 MSG Network; MSG Plus WBBR 1130AM


New Jersey Devils NHL Ice Hockey Prudential Center 17,625 (Hockey) Newark, New Jersey 1974 3 MSG Network; MSG Plus WFAN-AM 660AM
New York Red Bulls MLS Soccer Red Bull Arena 25,189 Harrison, New Jersey 1995 0 MSG Network; MSG Plus WEPN-FM 98.7FM (English); WADO 1280AM (Spanish)
New York Liberty WNBA Basketball Westchester County Center 5,000 White Plains, New York 1997 0 MSG Network; MSG Plus
Sky Blue FC NWSL Soccer Yurcak Field 5,000 Piscataway, New Jersey 2007 1
New York City FC MLS Soccer Yankee Stadium 50,291 Bronx, New York 2013 0 YES Network WFAN-AM 660AM; WFAN-FM 101.9FM

Other professional sports teams[edit]

The New York metropolitan area is also home to a variety of pro or semi-pro sports teams in the minor leagues, women's leagues, indoor leagues, and more.


Atlantic League of Professional Baseball[edit]

Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball[edit]

Eastern League[edit]

New York–Penn League[edit]


NBA G League[edit]

American Basketball Association[edit]


Women's Football Alliance[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

American Hockey League[edit]

National Women's Hockey League[edit]


Major League Lacrosse[edit]

Roller Derby[edit]

Men's Roller Derby Association[edit]

Women's Flat Track Derby Association[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

American National Rugby League[edit]

USA Rugby League[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Major League Rugby[edit]


North American Soccer League[edit]

USL League Two[edit]

National Premier Soccer League[edit]


Women's Premier Soccer League[edit]


World TeamTennis[edit]

See also[edit]