Living in the Garden State has many advantages that go along with it. The diversity of habitats within the state allows people with all interests to find an activity to pursue. One activity that is available to residents and visitors alike is the ability to become a sports fan, with many options to choose from. The Garden State sits in a semi-precarious position for sports fans. Every major sport, as well as some that are not as well known, are all within a reasonable drive of less than twelve hours from any point in the state.
The calendar that maps out the schedules for the sporting world can overlay quite nicely with the traditional daily calendar Americans follow. Almost like clockwork as the seasons change in the yearly calendar, they change within the sporting world also.
Spring is one of the busiest times of year on both calendars. As warm air begins to melt away the chill of a New Jersey winter, there is a buzz in the air. No, it’s not just the wildlife found in the Pinelands and throughout the state. Rather this buzz is emanating from sports fans eagerly awaiting the return of springtime traditions like baseball. The pop of a glove can be heard echoing from fields at local levels, in high school and college. It can also be heard from the fields of professional stadiums as well. Baseball fans have access to multiple teams. Down by the shore reside the Lakewood Blue Claws, the A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. Camden is home to the Riversharks. The state capital plays host to the Trenton Thunder, the AA affiliate of the New York Yankees.
The warmth of summer sees the baseball season continue while adding in the excitement of preparations for the coming academic sports seasons. Fans looking for something to do away from school can check out the various Motocross tracks around the state. A quick trip across the Walt Whitman is all the stands between fans craving the sounds of football and the Philadelphia Soul.
As the summer heat melts into the crisp autumn air the sporting fun continues to draw fans from around the state to various venues. Fans of high school and collegiate athletics will once again flock to stadiums around the state to root on their favorite programs.
Winter is also full of activity as minor league and professional hockey along with basketball take center stage while the baseball and football seasons begin to wind down.
One sport that is accessible to fans in New Jersey transcends the calendar year from February through November. NASCAR sanctions many tracks in the area for fans to enjoy. Fans of NASCAR are often extremely loyal to their favorite drivers and the brands they represent. For example, if your favorite driver drives for a certain manufacturer you may also choose to purchase from them. Fans of Joe Gibbs Racing, JTG racing and Michael Waltrip Racing will want to check out the Toyota Camry in NJ.
Sports fans in New Jersey are offered many options throughout the year. Choose your favorites and enjoy!
Marietta has lived in NJ for most of her life. She has always been interested in sports and really enjoys the different types of sports NJ has to offer.