Amtrak Takes You to the Top Football Teams and Stadiums in New York

Whether you like being out on the field, or watching from the sidelines, Amtrak provides an easy train ride to some of New York State’s top professional and major college teams and stadiums. Aside from watching a great game, you can also enjoy some of the other exciting activities that the stadiums have to offer, such as concerts and behind-the-scenes tours. 

All of these locations are accessible via Amtrak and Enterprise*!

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bills(1).jpgBuffalo Bills at New Era Field
(11.2 Miles from Buffalo Exchange Amtrak Station)

The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in the Buffalo-Niagara Metropolitan area. They are the only NFL team that plays its home games in New York State.

Aside from being the Bills’ home field, this stadium has hosted concerts with world class artists including The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Guns N’ Roses, Bruce Springsteen, and One Direction among many others. Additionally, the stadium has also hosted the Drum Corps International three times.

Fun Fact: The Bills fight song used before a big game is “Shout” by the Isley Brothers.

cuse.jpgSyracuse Orange at the Carrier Bowl
(3.7 Miles from Syracuse Amtrak Station)

Syracuse Orange is a member of the NCAA Division I conference and plays their games at the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University. Did you know it is the largest domed stadium of any college campus and the largest domed stadium in the Northeastern United States?

Fun fact: Super Bowl XLI champion Marvin Harrison was drafted out of Syracuse in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft. 

Stonybrook(1.jpgStony Brook Seawolves at Kenneth P. LeValle Stadium
(55.4 Miles from Penn Station Amtrak Station)

Stony Brook’s mascot is the mythical creature “Wolfie the Seawolf.” The legend of the mascot is said to be that “Wolfie” famously battled and defeated his nemesis “The Great Ginger One” and brought luck to all those who could see him.

Fun Fact: Head coach, Chuck Priore has lead his team to 4 conference championships since 2006, when he was appointed the job.marist(1).jpgMarist Red Foxes at Tenney Stadium
(1.0 Mile from Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station)

This Pioneer Football League won their 100th game in their 23rd year of varsity competition in a 34-31 win over Wagner College, completing their seventh straight winning season.

Fun fact: The Red Foxes first took the field over a century ago. The first game of Marist football was played in 1912. Fordham.jpgFordham Rams at Jack Coffey Field
(13.2 Miles from Penn Station Amtrak Station)

In their home opener this season, the Rams dismantled the Elizabeth State University, 83-21! The stadium is located in the Bronx, surrounded by the lively city atmosphere, that travels into the stadium. 

Fun Fact: The first televised football game was between Fordham and Waynesburg in 1939 in which the Fordham Rams were victorious?

West Point.jpgArmy Black Nights at Michie Stadium
(18.3 Miles from Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station)

The home field for the Army Black Knights overlooks the Hudson River and the Medieval-style campus below, which landed them in the #3 ranked sports venue of the 20thcentury in Sports Illustrated.

Fun Fact: Army is home to one of the greatest rivalries in college-football-history. Their feud with Navy dates back to 1890, and has been going strong every since. 

ithica.jpgIthaca Bombers and the Cortland Red Dragons at Butterfield Stadium
(58.8 Miles from Syracuse Amtrak Station)

Home to the highly anticipated rivalry between the Cortland Red Dragons and the Ithaca Bombers, the clash of the rivals has been awarded the name “Cortaca,” selling out each game for the last 26 years. The Stadium is widely known for hosting the Cortaca Jug game between the two Division III college football teams in which thousands of fans join to celebrate and support their respective teams.

Fun Fact: Ithaca has 39 wins in the Cortaca Jug. Cortland is close with 31. However, in 1932, 1933, and 1954 the two teams tied.

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