Best Hotel near Armory Track NYC
Here at the Edge Hotel, we’re just a short walk away from one of the most prestigious track-and-field facilities in the United States: the Fort Washington Armory. If you’re participating in or attending one of the 100-plus athletic events the Armory hosts every year, we invite you to call our boutique Washington Heights hotel your home away from home while you do!
The Fort Washington Armory & the New Balance Track & Field Center
The Fort Washington Armory (often just called “The Armory”) was built in 1911, housing local state military units and the National Guard before becoming a homeless shelter in the 1980s.
The Armory—on the National Register of Historic Places—has since been transformed into a national (and international) hub of track-and-field athletics, hosting better than 220,000 athletes (and some 300,000 visitors) every year for competitions, training camps, and other events at every level of the sport. Among the prestigious annual competitions that go down here are the Millrose Games, which moved to The Armory in 2012 after close to a century at Madison Square Garden, and the New Balance Games.
Upcoming Events at Armory Track
As always, there’s quite the busy schedule at the Fort Washington Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center. On Saturday, October 19th, there’s the Rising New York Road Runners Youth Open/Jamboree, open to Stage 1 (2- to 11-year-olds) and Stage 2 (8- to 18-year-olds) participants and everything from sprints, shot put, and long jump to obstacle courses and dancing.
On Saturday, November 16th, high-school athletes get to participate in the Fall 2019 Armory Indoor Track & Field Camp, which’ll feature some outstanding coaches and professional track-and-field competitors. Sunday, December 1st sees The Armory host the PSAL Gobbler Classic, while the Jim Mitchell Invitational takes place on Saturday, December 14th.
Check out the complete schedule of track-and-field happenings at The Armory right here.
The National Track & Field Hall of Fame at the Fort Washington Armory
The Armory also houses the National Track & Field Hall of Fame, a museum that’ll appeal to both track-and-field devotees and more general-purpose sports fans as well. Spread across three floors, its exhibits include a floor map of the New York City Marathon, memorabilia of such stars as Steve Prefontaine, and the grand wall displaying the names of those inducted into the Hall of Fame itself.
Stay at the Edge Hotel for Armory Track Events
You couldn’t ask for closer accommodations to the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Fort Washington Armory than the Edge Hotel: We’re just a couple of minutes’ strolling away (and a speedy sprinter can cover the ground in no time). Book your boutique guest room(s) with us today!