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Named as one of the Final Four best cities for college basketball, Syracuse is definitely a sports-enthusiasts town! Whether you enjoy sitting on the sidelines or prefer to get in on the action, we have it all.


If you’re looking to catch a game check out one of our several professional or semi-professional teams. Our men’s hockey and indoor soccer teams both call the War Memorial home, located right in downtown Syracuse. Head over to NBT Bank Stadium to catch a baseball game, conveniently located minutes from downtown and steps from both Destiny USA and the Regional Transportation Center.

While in town, make sure to catch one of our National Championship college teams in action. Home to Syracuse University, LeMoyne College and Onondaga Community College the area has the distinction of being home to several NCAA championship teams at both the Division I and II levels as well as the NJCAA.

The region also boasts a variety of special sporting events such as the United States Rowing Master’s Regional Championship, the Senior Softball Northeast Regional, NCAA Men’s Basketball Sweet Sixteen and the U.S. Bowling Congress Championships.


For those looking to stay active, not even a little snow can stop our area athletes. From an easy 5K to a 70.3 triathlon, our area races take advantage of the picturesque landscape during every season. With one of the 50 Best Running Stores in America it’s no surprise that our fitness fans can’t be stopped.

Those who prefer more leisurely activities will be at home at one of our 150 area golf courses. If the great outdoors is your passion, a visit to one of the dozens of city, county or state parks will offer everything from hiking and biking, to blading, swimming or floating and boating.

Professional and Semi-Professional Teams:

The Syracuse Crunch, members of the American Hockey League and an affiliate of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, keep the action hot during the winter months. Known for hosting one of a kind events such as the Frozen Dome, the first-ever AHL Outdoor Game and the 2016 AHL All-Star weekend, the Crunch are continuously one of the most exciting teams in hockey.

As the top farm team to the Washington Nationals, the Syracuse Chiefs Triple-A baseball have some of the best young players in the MLB among their alumni. Don’t miss any of the action at NBT Bank Stadium from the home-runs to the fan favorite promotions your weekend starts early here!

As the only current member of the Major Arena Soccer League in the state, the Syracuse Silver Knights reign supreme on the pitch. Thrilling soccer fans since their inaugural season in 2010, the Knights have qualified for the Division play-offs their last three years.

College Teams:

Featuring 18 Division I men’s and women’s teams, Syracuse University and the Carrier Dome are iconic sporting destinations in the region. Home to the 2003 Men’s Basketball Champions, the Carrier Dome continuously draws one of the largest on-campus crowds, topping out at over 26,000 in 2014. Also calling the Dome home is the storied men’s lacrosse team, an 11-time NCAA National Champion.