Sports in New York (state)
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New York has two Major League Baseball teams, the New York Yankees (based in the Bronx) and the New York Mets (based in Queens). New York is home to three National Hockey League franchises: the New York Rangers in Manhattan, the New York Islanders in Brooklyn and the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo. New York has two National Basketball Association teams, the New York Knicks in Manhattan, and the Brooklyn Nets in Brooklyn. New York has one Major League Soccer team: New York City FC. Although the New York Red Bulls represent the New York metropolitan area they play in Red Bull Arena, located in Harrison, New Jersey.
New York is the home of one National Football League team, the Buffalo Bills (based in the suburb of Orchard Park). Although the New York Giants and New York Jets represent the New York metropolitan area and were previously located in New York City, they play in MetLife Stadium, located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and both have their headquarters and training facilities in New Jersey. The Meadowlands stadium hosted Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014, in which New York and New Jersey shared hosting duties.
There are a variety of minor league teams and leagues throughout the State of New York. The American Hockey League has five of its 30 teams in upstate New York. Baseball leagues that include New York in their territory include the class AAA International League (three teams), class AA Eastern League (the Binghamton Rumble Ponies), short-season Class A New York–Penn League (seven teams), independent professional Atlantic League (the Long Island Ducks), and amateur baseball leagues such as the New York Collegiate Baseball League, the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League and the Southwestern New York Men's Baseball League. Indoor American football has historically had very little presence in New York State compared to elsewhere, with only the Rochester Raiders currently playing as of 2014; a thriving amateur outdoor circuit with several leagues plays primarily in the summer months.
- Team represents a location in the state but play their home games outside the state boundaries.
- The current incarnation of the Flash plays in the semi-pro United Women's Soccer. The organization previously fielded a team in the top-level National Women's Soccer League, but sold the NWSL franchise in the 2016–17 offseason to North Carolina interests, which relaunched the NWSL team as the North Carolina Courage.
Teams that have relocated
|New York Giants (moved to East Rutherford, New Jersey, in 1976 but are still called New York Giants)||American football||National Football League|
|New York Jets (moved to East Rutherford, New Jersey, in 1984 but are still called New York Jets)||American football||National Football League|
|Brooklyn Dodgers (moved to Los Angeles in 1958 and are now the Los Angeles Dodgers)||Baseball||Major League Baseball|
|New York Giants (baseball) (moved to San Francisco in 1958 and are now the San Francisco Giants)||Baseball||Major League Baseball|
|Jamestown Jammers (moved to Granville, West Virginia, in 2015 as the West Virginia Black Bears; amateur team claims name and history)||Baseball||New York–Penn League|
|Olean Oilers (amateur team claims name and history)||Baseball||New York–Penn League|
|Oneonta Tigers (moved to Norwich, Connecticut in 2010 as the Connecticut Tigers)||Baseball||New York-Penn League|
|Utica Blue Sox (moved to Aberdeen, Maryland, in 2002 as the Aberdeen IronBirds; amateur team claims name and history)||Baseball||New York–Penn League|
|Wellsville Nitros (moved to Norwich, Connecticut, as the Connecticut Tigers; amateur team claims name and history)||Baseball||New York–Penn League|
|Buffalo Braves (moved to San Diego in 1978 and became the San Diego Clippers, moved again to Los Angeles and are now the Los Angeles Clippers)||Basketball||National Basketball Association|
|Rochester Royals (moved to Cincinnati in 1957 as Cincinnati Royals, moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1975 and became the Kansas City Kings, moved again to Sacramento, California and are now the Sacramento Kings)||Basketball||National Basketball Association|
|Syracuse Nationals (moved to Philadelphia in 1963 as the Philadelphia 76ers)||Basketball||National Basketball Association|
|Albany Devils (moved to Binghamton in 2017 as the Binghamton Devils)||Ice hockey||American Hockey League|
|Albany River Rats (moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2010 as Charlotte Checkers)||Ice hockey||American Hockey League|
|Binghamton Senators (moved to Belleville, Ontario in 2017 as the Belleville Senators)||Ice hockey||American Hockey League|
|Rochester Rattlers (moved to Toronto in 2009 and became the Toronto Nationals; Rochester retains the Rattlers name, colors, and records)||Lacrosse||Major League Lacrosse|
|New York Buzz (merged into the New York Sportimes in 2011)||Team tennis||World TeamTennis|
|New York Sportimes (moved to San Diego as the San Diego Aviators in 2014)||Team tennis||World TeamTennis|
The following is a list of current National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) affiliates in New York state:
The following is a list of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) affiliates in New York state:
|Houghton College||Hilanders||American Mideast Conference|
|Paul Smith's College||Bobcats||Sunrise Athletic Conference|
|Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences||Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference|
|Alfred State College||Pioneers|
|Berkeley College, New York||Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference|
|The King's College||Lions|
|Paul Smith's College||Bobcats||Yankee Small College Conference|
|St. Joseph's College-Brooklyn||Bears||Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference|
|SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry||Mighty Oaks||Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference|
|Vaughn College||Warriors||Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference|
New York hosted the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid. The 1980 Games are known for the USA–USSR hockey game dubbed the "Miracle on Ice" in which a group of American college students and amateurs defeated the heavily favored Soviet national ice hockey team 4–3 and went on to win the gold medal against Finland. Along with St. Moritz, Switzerland and Innsbruck, Austria, Lake Placid is one of the three cities to have hosted the Winter Olympic Games twice.
- Athletics in upstate New York
- Scouting in New York
- Sports in New York City
- Sports in New York's Capital District
- Sports in Syracuse, New York
- USCAA Members. Accessed: January 10, 2014.
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