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Welcome to the Attendee.com Visiting Sports Fans Guide To NYC: Chicago Edition. Not only do we cover the latest news related to New York sports, we fill you in on what’s happening around town during the big game. So whether you’re a die-hard local or a visiting sports fan, we’re here to help you create the ultimate game-day experience in the Big Apple.

New York vs. Chicago: The Big Apple vs. The Windy City.
Thin Crust vs. Deep Dish. Ewing vs. Jordan.

Yes, the days of Patrick Ewing’s baseline jumpers and Michael Jordan’s dazzling dunks may be over, but Chicago fans can trek to “The World’s Most Famous Arena” and wear their black and red number 23 jerseys with honor as their beloved Bulls face the Knicks on Saturday, February 29.

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If you are heading to Manhattan for the weekend to see the 5:00 p.m. clash of two up-and-coming squads in person or at an establishment, here is a list of places to visit along the way:


Daryl Hall and John Oates
(with special guests Squeeze and KT Tunstall)

February 28, 7:00 p.m.
Madison Square Garden

Oh-oh, here they come. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers hit center stage the night before NBA hardwood action at MSG. The number one selling rock and roll duo sound as good as ever as they enter their sixth decade of performing together.

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Celine Dion

February 28 & February 29, 7:30 p.m.
Barclays Center

The five-time Grammy Award-winner and pop music icon embarks on her first U.S. tour in over a decade. The Courage World Tour features one of the most identifiable voices in the history of the recording industry. And that’s the way it is.

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Terra Blues

Multiple Showtimes
149 Bleecker Street
New York, NY

In the mood for some Chicago blues? Head down to the heart of Greenwich Village to check out the sights and sounds of a renowned blues bar. Featuring nightly acoustic and band performances starting at 7:00 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays and 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Terra Blues is a must for the music nightlife fan.


If you’re in the mood for deep-dish pizza or a Chicago-style hot dog, check out Emmett’s, located at 50 MacDougal Street in the South Village. If you’re in the Wall Street area, Big Al’s Pizza is also a haven of deep-dish goodness, however, they are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Want to feel like one of the family? Head over to Hoboken’s jewel, Tenth Street Pasta & Pizza where Chris Manzo’s downhome Italian dishes and popular pies are getting lots of love from New Yorkers, Chicagoans and Barstool’s legendary Dave Portnoy (check out the review here).

Sports Bar

If you’re not in the building to see RJ Barrett and the Knicks battle Zach LaVine and the Bulls in person on the 29th, head to Triona’s East in Gramercy, located at 192 3rd Avenue. The Blackhawks square off with the Florida Panthers at 6:00 p.m.  and DePaul faces Butler at 6:30 p.m. in college hoops. With a Big Ten basketball doubleheader featuring Indiana-Illinois at 2:00 p.m., followed by Northwestern-Nebraska at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, the NYC home of “Da Bears” will be the spot for a Chicago-area Sunday Funday.

Family Fun

Jurassic World Live Tour

February 27 – March 1
Prudential Center

Escape with friends and family members of all ages on a terrifying adventure in a faraway land: Jurassic World Live Tour in New Jersey! Check out the sights and sounds of this incredible production as a new mission begins with many famous characters brought back along the way.

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If you wish to remain in Manhattan for a prehistoric journey, the American Museum of Natural History currently features an exhibition entitled “T. rex: The Ultimate Predator.”

And finally, if weather permits, we suggest Central Park or Bryant Park for ice skating! Visit Central Park’s website and Bryant Park’s website for more information.