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Sports simulator at 53 West 53rd (DBOX) Sports simulator at 53 West 53rd (DBOX)
Sunday, November 20 marks the first day of the 2022 FIFA Men's World Cup in Qatar. While this year's event has attracted considerable controversy seemingly from the time it was announced, that may not be enough to deter diehard fans who are ready to watch at all hours of the day.

New York is a global city that attracts soccer fans from all over the world, but the sport enjoys considerable popularity among locals as well. The New York City Football Club was founded in May 2013; nearly 10 years and several games in Yankee Stadium later, it was announced that the Willets Point development will include a professional soccer stadium, the first in New York City. Completion is estimated for 2027; in other words, too late for the 2026 FIFA World Cup with host cities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. However, the New York City area will not be left out — the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ will be among the host cities.
For those who'd rather play than watch, it's getting a little cold to kick a ball around outside, and soccer fields aren't among the most in-demand amenities at residential buildings. However, sports simulators and virtual game rooms may be the next best thing. Technology has come a long way from the golf simulators that originally proved popular in residential buildings, and these aren't just for golfers anymore. Today's state-of-the-art simulators offer every sport one can imagine, and even some one can't (zombie dodgeball, anyone?).

Below, we take a look at buildings that count sports simulators among their amenities. More often than not, these simulators are located near lounges where residents can kick back with a beer after playing, whether a craft brew or a Budweiser.

555-West-22nd-Street-01 The Cortland (Core Group NYC)
NYC condo amenities Virtual game room
On the West Chelsea waterfront, The Cortland pays tribute to classic architecture with its red brick and limestone facade. However, the apartments and amenities are decidedly targeted at today's buyers' needs and wants. The Crow's Nest golf simulator lounge offers a bar and sitting area, and a virtual reality game room ups the amenity ante in New York.

The Cortland, #4BE (CORE Group Marketing LLC)

15-West-30th-Street-01 Madison House (Douglas Elliman)
NoMad condos Golf simulator (Evan Joseph)
As NoMad's tallest tower, Madison House brings tasteful design, unsurpassed views, and over 30,000 square feet of luxurious amenities to its neighborhood. These include a sixth-floor sports lounge with a high definition golf simulator that has multi-sports capabilities.

Madison House, #21A (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

45-East-22nd-Street-01 Madison Square Park Tower (Douglas Elliman)
NYC condos Multi-sports simulator
Madison Square Park Tower is the tallest residential building in the Flatiron District, and has similarly elevated amenities. These include a full-floor fitness center, basketball court, and sports simulator.

Madison Square Park Tower, #31A (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

378-West-End-Avenue-01 378 West End Avenue (Compass)
NYC sports amenities
At 378 West End Avenue, all the common spaces feature copper alloy door handles and advanced air and water filtration systems. They include a fitness center with copper equipment handles, a pool and spa, a half basketball court (pictured above), a squash court, and a multi-sports simulator room.

378 West End Avenue, #3B (Compass)

11-Hoyt-Street-01 11 Hoyt (The Corcoran Group)
Brooklyn condos
In an increasingly crowded Downtown Brooklyn skyline and real estate market, 11 Hoyt is distinguished by its rippling facade and extensive amenity package. This includes a private park, fitness center and yoga studio, indoor pool, and virtual gaming room.

11 Hoyt, #54J (Corcoran Group)

53-West-53rd-Street-01 53 West 53rd (Gilles Ashford)
NYC amenities Sports simulator (DBOX)
At 53 West 53, the expansive Wellness Center is home to a large golf simulator by aboutGOLF. Not only does this offer three-dimensional objects within the game that affect one's play, but it also offers a number of additional add-ons that can be played using available equipment.

53 West 53, #57B (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

460-West-42nd-Street-01 Manhattan View at MiMa (Nest Seekers International)
Fitness center
At the nexus of Hell's Kitchen and Hudson Yards, Manhattan View at MiMa offers sweeping views and an array of luxury amenities. These include an exclusive Equinox fitness center (pictured above), an indoor swimming pool, and a sports simulator. Four-legged residents are not forgotten, either - there is a Dog City Pet Spa on the premises as well.

Manhattan View at MiMa, #52L (Nest Seekers LLC)

60-Riverside-Drive-01 The Aldyn (Compass)
Upper West Side condos Sports simulator
Amidst Riverside Boulevard's residential transformation, The Aldyn features a soaring height, Hudson River views, and a 40,000-square-foot Aldyn Athletic Club and Spa managed by The Wright Fit. Offerings include a 38’ rock climbing wall, full basketball court, bowling alley, squash court, PGA golf simulator, and massive indoor pool.

The Aldyn, #3202 (Compass)

252-South-Street-01 One Manhattan Square (Evan Joseph)
NYC condo amenities Golf simulator
The 847-foot-tall One Manhattan Square includes 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor residential amenities. Among them is a multi-story fitness center, basketball and squash courts, and a sports simulator.

One Manhattan Square, #20L (Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group)

Waterline-Square-01 Waterline Square (Evan Joseph)
Waterline Square amenities Soccer field
The 100,000-square-foot Waterline Club is home to a fitness center, 25-meter lap pool, full basketball court, tennis court, squash court, indoor soccer field, rock climbing wall, and New York's first indoor half-pipe skate park. However, if this expansive amenity package does not include one's sport of choice, that could be where the simulator comes in.

Two Waterline Square, #35C (Corcoran Group)

450-Washington-Street-01 450 Washington Street (Binyan Studio)
Tribeca condos Sports simulator lounge (Colin Miller)
In preparation for its conversion to a condo, the rental across the street from Hudson River Park has been spruced up with a bright new facade by Roger Ferris + Partners, high-end appliances and finishes in all residences, and a comprehensive amenity package furnished by MAWD. This includes a fitness suite with cardio and weight training equipment as well as a golf simulator lounge with multi-sport capabilities.

29-59-Northern-Boulevard-01 Sven (The Durst Organization)
LIC rentals Putting green by multi-sport simulator
In Long Island City, Sven offers eye-catching architecture, panoramic views, stylish yet eco-friendly interiors, and an array of amenities designed by Annabelle Selldorf. Recreational offerings alone include a lounge, game room, poker lounge, and multi-sport simulator with putting green.

Long Island City rentals
From the Listing: Designed by Handel Architects, Sven offers studio to three-bedroom residences featuring light oak wood flooring, European quartz countertops, glass tile backsplashes, and stainless-steel appliances from Bosch and Liebherr. Spa-inspired bathrooms boast Italian wood cabinetry, Roca porcelain tile, and high-performance water fixtures. All residences are equipped with high-efficiency Blomberg washers and dryers. From WaterSense-labeled fixtures to double-paned windows, ENERGY STAR-rated appliances to FSC and Cradle-to-Cradle-certified woodwork, all residences are furnished with sustainably sourced and innovative materials and systems that meet exacting standards. See floor plan and full details here.

7-West-21st-Street-01 7W21 (CityRealty)
Flatiron rentals Game room (Rose Associates)
In the Ladies Mile Historic District, the Morris Adjmi-designed 7W21 pays a respectful tribute to its prewar neighbors. The entire amenity floor is centered around a private courtyard and includes a game room with foosball, billiards table, and a sports simulator.

7W21, #16H (Rose Associates)

625-West-57th-Street-01 Via 57 West (The Durst Organization)
Midtown West amenities Sports simulator
The Far West Side has seen some adventurous architecture over the years (see Waterline Square above), but VIA 57 WEST's design by Bjarke Ingels Group was an early entrant. It is home to a curated amenity package that includes fitness center, indoor swimming pool, game room, and multi-sports simulator.

NYC rentals
From the Listing: Designed by award-winning Bjarke Ingles Group, VIA 57 WEST offers a range of studio, one, two, three, and four-bedroom residences, many with private terraces. Spacious apartments, expansive amenities and a lush private resident courtyard balance the vibrant energy of Manhattan with the tranquility of nature, creating an iconic and visual gateway to New York. Unparalleled amenities, sophisticated fitness facilities, a 25-yard pool, and a central garden oasis enhance the living experience and wellbeing of VIA residents. See floor plan and full details here.

55-West-25th-Street-01 Chelsea Landmark (Rose Associates)
Chelsea rental amenities
Chelsea Landmark has not been designated one by New York City, but its design by Costas Kondylis nevertheless make a statement. The newly renovated Club 3 is a floor of social amenities that include a state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga/stretching room, lounge, game room with sports simulator and billiards, library, party room, and patio with grills.

Chelsea Landmark, #27C (Rose Associates)

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