LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK Long Island, New York Ready to Host All Your Sports Events THE NAME LONG ISLAND refers to the area’s geography, obviously, but it also works well to describe its history of sports. While the region might have gotten on the map of sporting event planners when it hosted the Goodwill Games in 1998, or even the yearly Belmont Stakes, Long Island has a rich sports heritage – and an even brighter future. With abundant private and public facilities, Long Island offers top-notch indoor and outdoor sporting facilities. Throw in easy transportation, quick proximity from New York City and most of the Eastern Seaboard, along with family-friendly extracurricular activities, and it’s no wonder Long Island attracts athletes of all ages and calibers, from youth sport to Olympian. Thanks to the avid sporting culture and plentiful facilities, Long Island draws football, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, golf and swimming/diving events. Long Island is both easy to get to and full of fun activities for the whole family, a combination that makes the area a hit with athletes and their families. The region is serviced by three airports, the international hub JFK, LaGuardia and the regional MacArthur Airport (ISP) on Long Island. Long Island is serviced by two ferries from Connecticut and the New England Area. For more information on Long Island Sports Commission, please visit www.discoverlongisland.com/sports. STATS Close proximity to New York City • Over 17,000 hotel rooms • World-class sporting facilities • Affordable venues and hotels • Family-friendly attractions and restaurants • Easily accessible by car/train/plane/ferry • Home of the last leg of the triple crown, the Belmont Stakes • Site of the 2009/2004 US OPEN Golf Championships
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