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Sports Lovers, Head To New York City Over The Summer

This summer head to the US Open to see Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal in action!, Photo Credit: Shutterstock
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From tennis to golf, wrestling to football (or as they call it soccer); New York offers sports lovers a variety of events to enjoy this summer.

New York is always a favourite destination among travellers. Great architecture, the vibe of the city, the music and art scenes, and of course, the variety of food make the Big Apple a universal hit. However, New York is also a sports lover's dream. Tennis to golf, wrestling to football (or as popularly known as soccer), New York offers something for every kind of sports fan. If you are a sports fan and have plans to visit New York this summer, it will be the best time as you can catch all the live action in and around the city.

US Open Golf Championship

When: June 11—17, 2018; Where: Southampton

Catch Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Rory McElroy in action as America’s premier golf tournament returns to the New York City area for the first time in nine years. The golfing superstars will be competing in the second Major to be held at the Shinnecock Hills Country Club. This will be the fifth time the club has hosted the event. More infousopen.com

Tiger Woods will be teeing off at the US Open

2018 Qatar Airways New York City E-Prix

When: June 14—15, 2018; Where: Red Hook, Brooklyn

This is motor racing's youngest event (started in 2014) and will see the crowning of a second champion as it concludes the 2017-18 season. Drivers will have to navigate 14 turns along the harbour's scenic waterfront which has breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. More infofiaformulae.com

Why not check out some motorsports this summer in NYC?

International Champions Cup

When: July 25—August 7, 2018; Where: East Rutherford/Harrison, New Jersey

Once the Fifa World Cup gets over in Russia and national duty is over, some of the world's top football teams will turn their attention to America. Manchester City, Liverpool, Benfica, Juventus, Real Madrid and AS Roma among other teams will be seen in action in New York. This tournament will span three continents and nine countries and New York will get to see their favourite stars in action. Keep an eye out for these matches: Manchester City vs Liverpool (MetLife Stadium, July 25), Benfica vs Juventus (Red Bulls Arena, July 28) and Real Madrid vs AS Roma (MetLife Stadium, August 7).  So, who wants to see Cristiano Ronaldo in action? More info: internationalchampionscup.com 

Want to see Ronaldo in action this summer?

WWE Summer Slam                                        

When: August 19, 2018; Where: Brooklyn

For the wrestling fans out there, the Barclays Center will host WWE's biggest night for the fourth consecutive summer. Wrestling’s biggest superstars will compete for several world titles on the Sunday but that whole weekend will see additional events taking place which will be treat for fans. More infowwe.com

US Open Tennis Championship

When: August 27September 9, 2018; Where: Flushing Meadows, Queens

The fourth Grand Slam of the year will celebrate its 50th anniversary in Flushing Meadows. The $600m renovations at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is set to be completed this summer before the likes of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Simona Halep and Serena Williams descend at the venue in hopes of capturing the title. At the new state-of-the-art complex, fans can celebrate the Open and its history at US Open Fan Week which include the qualifiers, open practice sessions and the Arthur Ashe Kids' Day celebrations. More info: usopen.org

Getting there: Air India has a direct flight to New York from New Delhi. Other carriers such as KLM, Air France, Virgin Atlantic etc all fly from different parts of the country to New York with halts. 

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