Today from historic Keens Steakhouse, New York Sports Tours launched New York City’s only luxury sports tour ride experience — the world’s only known guided tour of sports history that features exclusive documentaries and other original content.
Acclaimed sports broadcaster and New York City native Mary Carillo — who narrates more than 30 of the brief documentaries — hosted the launch event, with a keynote address by Brian Cashman, general manager of the New York Yankees.
Created for sports fans and non-fans alike, the three-hour multimedia tour is conducted in a comfortable luxury vehicle throughout Midtown Manhattan. Guests learn from a live narrator and on-screen content how sports people, places and events in Greater New York have helped shape culture and society in the city, nation and world.
All tours are scheduled to end at Keens, an iconic restaurant that has hosted sports figures for more than 130 years. On select days, the experience continues with an intimate lunch or dinner with a New York sports personality.
“The New York Sports Tours team is committed to bringing guests a highly entertaining and educational experience,” said Jordan Sprechman, the founder of New York Sports Tours. “The tour reflects our prioritization of historical accuracy and our firm belief that experiencing Midtown Manhattan through the lens of sports history presents the city in a way never before seen.”
The tour begins on Vanderbilt Avenue near Grand Central Terminal and passes more than 50 points of interest from Greater New York sports history, with stories that demonstrate sports’ influence over the past 150 years in fields such as advertising, architecture, civil rights, entertainment, fashion, finance, health, language, law, politics and science.