The NFL is heading to the playoffs while the NBA and NHL are in full-swing. Before we know it baseball season will be here too. With so much to keep track of, we created a breakdown of the Independent Collection’s favorite sports cities in the country.
New York City
Beginning in Manhattan, New York City’s Yankees baseball team is home to the most World Series victories in history. Madison Square Garden has hosted championship Knick and Rangers franchises, as well as a number of iconic boxing matches and college sporting events. Brooklyn is the former historic home of the Dodgers, and the new home to the up-and-coming Islanders and Nets organizations.
From the premier talent spread throughout the Nationals baseball team—slugger Bryce Harper and ace Stephen Strasburg leading the pack—to historic Redskins and Senators franchises, DC sports are special. Check out Alexander Ovechkin lead the top-tier Washington Capitals team in an NHL battle, or watch the NBA’s emerging Wizards, both of which play out of DC’s Verizon Center.
Philadelphia is home to a number of historic franchises, including the Flyers NHL franchise and 76’ers basketball team. Both of these squads have seen championships in the past, and are building great teams today out of the Wells Fargo Center. Additionally, the Phillies continue to be one of baseball’s most exciting franchises and the Eagles are coming off an exciting NFL season, where rookie quarterback Carson Wentz made fans exciting for his bright future.
Miami has seen its fair share of championships in the new millennium with firework seasons from both the Marlins and Heat. Also home to the NFL’s Miami Dolphins—the only team in history to ever have a perfect season—this South Florida city has exciting pro sports events throughout the year. For some extra excitement, check out a University of Miami basketball or football game when in town.
Boston has been the country’s most successful sports town of the past twenty years. Major championships have come to Massachusetts by way of all the city’s pro teams—The Celtics, The Red Sox, The New England Patriots, and The Bruins. Whether it’s a hockey or basketball game at The Garden, or a Sox game at Fenway Park, highly celebrated games await in Beantown every season.