The New York Giants are a professional American football club situated in the metropolitan region of New York City. MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in the New Jersey town of East Rutherford serves as the team's headquarters, training facility, and home stadium. The Giants organization also has offices in Manhattan's West 30th Street building that was formerly home to the NFL Network.
The New York Football Club (NYFC) is a Major League Soccer franchise who will begin play in March 2019 at Yankee Stadium. The club is owned by New York Yankees principal owner John W. Henry, Miami-based real estate developer Robert Kraft, and Manchester United executive vice president Ed Woodward.
The New York Giants were established in 1883 when the New York Football Giants joined the American Association of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Giants moved to the National League in 1954 and became one of its original members. They have been playing in the NL ever since. The Giants won their first National League title in 1911 and have since then been regular winners of the World Series. Their most recent championship run ended at the hands of the Chicago Cubs in seven games.
After two seasons, the NY Football Giants left the AAIB for the upstart NFL.
The Giants of New York The New York Giants are an American football professional team headquartered in the New York metropolitan region. The Giants are a member of the National Football Conference (NFC) East division of the National Football League (NFL). Founded in 1883, they are the second-oldest franchise in the NFL behind the Chicago Bears and the only major league baseball team from New York City. The Giants played their home games at what is now known as New York Stadium until 1964 when they moved into their current stadium, called The Meadowlands, which was built for them by owner John Mara. The team's official slogan is "America's Team", a title also held by both the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins.
Their first game was on December 29, 1883, a 12–0 victory over Boston College before a crowd of 500 people at McGowan's Diamonds in Staten Island. The season ended with a 1–6 record, including one win against Harvard University that is considered by some to be the first game ever played between two college teams. Charles W. Hoyt is credited with designing the original uniform system used by the team during this time period. He also designed the uniforms worn by the team from 1911 to 1913.
In 1890, the Giants joined other NFL teams in moving away from using amateurs as players and hiring professionals instead.
East Rutherford, New Jersey is home to the National Football League club. The New York Giants are an American football professional team headquartered in the New York metropolitan region. The Giants are a member of the National Football Conference (NFC) East division of the National Football League (NFL).
To separate themselves from the New York Giants baseball club, who had played its home games at Manhattan's Polo Grounds for over 70 years, the Giants changed their name to the "New York Football Giants" in 1937.
MetLife Stadium (shared with the New York Jets) is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, 5 miles (8 kilometers) west of New York City. The Giants host their summer training camp at the Meadowlands Sports Complex's Quest Diagnostics Training Center. The facility includes two fields (one for practice and one for games), a weight room, a medical center, a cafeteria, and dormitories for players.
The stadium was built in 2004 by the same company that constructed Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium -- AEG Facilities. It is the home of the New York Football Giants American football team and the New York Jets American football team. The venue can seat up to 80,000 people and has been described as "the world's biggest indoor soccer arena" by its designer, HNTB, who also designed AT&T Park. It is about five miles (eight kilometers) from Manhattan's Upper East Side district and under an hour's drive from La Guardia Airport in Queens.
Its name comes from the fact that it is owned by an affiliate of German sports marketing company Mitel Sports AG. MetLife, the naming rights sponsor, provides telephone service to some members of the public who cannot receive it directly from another provider. The sponsor does not have any ownership interest in the team or the stadium.