Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Take The Train To The Game

MSG Subway Station
image by wfyurasko used under creative commons license

With the NFL, NHL and NBA seasons in full swing, many New Yorkers are on the roads to see their favorite sports teams compete. Now, whether you're a Giants fan from White Plains or an Islanders fan living in Manhattan, there is a way to get to all major venues in the area using mass transit instead!

New York sports fans are accustomed to taking mass transit to games; they have traveled this way to Madison Square Garden, Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium for years. The Mets and the Yankees have new homes now, but they are still highly accessible via the subway. The only place that had been difficult to reach using mass transit, until recently, was Giants Stadium.

Now, thanks to a new MTA Metro-North train route and extended NJ Transit service, fans from all over the area easily can take mass transit to the Jets' and Giants' new home — New Meadowlands Stadium. The updated Metro-North schedule includes trains that run from New Haven to Penn Station (instead of Grand Central) for all 1 p.m. Sunday football games at New Meadowlands Stadium. From there, it's an easy transfer to the NJ Transit service to New Meadowlands Stadium via Secaucus Junction. This allows fans living in the Lower Hudson Valley, who previously had to make numerous transfers taking mass transit to the game, to arrive with one easy change.

Taking mass transit to the region's venues for games, concerts, shows and other events is easier than ever. This action helps New Yorkers avoid the headaches of traffic and the ever-increasing parking costs and helps reduce pollutants, improving the region’s air quality.

Plan your trips using 511NY.org or check out this list of venues with links directly to mass transit directions. Share this information with your fellow sports fans in the area, too!

Madison Square Garden

New Meadowlands Stadium

Nassau Coliseum

New Yankee Stadium

Citi Field

Prudential Center

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