Located in the Bronx, Yankee Stadium is just over the bridge from Manhattan and is home to the New York Yankees baseball team. The new Yankee Stadium opened on April 2, 2009 and the first pre-season game was played on April 3, 2009 against the Chicago Cubs. The Yankees lost their first regular season game in the new stadium against the Cleveland Indians on April 16, 2009.
Yankee Stadium is located across the street from the location of the former Yankee Stadium, which was referred to as "The House That Ruth Built." The new stadium incorporated state-of-the-art stadium technology and increased the inventory of high-demand luxury seating.
Things to See at Yankee Stadium
- Babe Ruth Plaza - Located outside of Yankee Stadium, along 161st Street, Babe Ruth Plaza recounts the life of Babe Ruth, perhaps the most famous Yankee
- Monument Park - Features interesting display with all the New York Yankees retired uniform numbers, as well as commemorative plaques for important players, managers, and events at Yankee Stadium. Monument Park opens when gates open and closes 45 minutes prior to the start of the game
- New York Yankees Museum - Located on the Main Level near Gate 6, the New York Yankees Museum features memorabilia, life-size statues and exhibits
About Yankee Stadium
Entry gates open 1 1/2 hours before the scheduled game time Monday - Friday and 2 hours prior to game time on weekends and special event days.
Arrive early to avoid delays passing through Yankee Stadium security.
Smoking is prohibited in the stadium.
Coolers, glass and plastic bottles, and cans, as well as bags larger than a purse or child's backpack are not permitted. If you want to bring your own food and drink, keep these policies in mind -- juice boxes offer a good drink solution (they're even available with iced tea, etc) and packing a few small snacks in your child's backpack could be an option.
If you bring anything that is forbidden you'll have to return it to your car before entering the stadium.
On a recent visit to Yankee Stadium, we had no trouble bringing in frozen water bottles -- and we were thrilled to have them as the weather was quite warm. Lots of other spectators had battery-powered fans, and I must admit I was quite jealous. All the food you bring into the stadium must be in a clear plastic bag -- clear plastic bags are available for free near the many entrances to Yankee Stadium.
In addition to typical hot dogs, beers, and Cracker Jacks being sold in the stands and at the concession stands, there are a lot of different food options at Yankee Stadium from fresh fruit and candied apples to sushi and steak.
Tailgating rules prohibit alcohol and open fires (including barbecues), as well as impeding pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
You might want to review the New York Yankees Stadium Guide before you go to Yankee Stadium. It does a great job of highlighting Stadium attractions, as well as the many options for food available in the Stadium.
Yankee Stadium Address & Directions:
Address: One East 161st Street, Bronx, NY 10451
The Yankee Stadium Subway stop is located outside the Stadium at the corner of 161st St.
and River Ave. The trip from midtown Manhattan takes less than 25 minutes, but allow extra time for crowding near game times and rush hours. Take the 4, B (weekdays only) or D train to 161st St./Yankee Stadium. Note: during rush hour, the D train runs express, so change from the D to the B at 145th. If you're taking MetroNorth to get to the city, you can change to the 4 train from the 125th Street or Grand Central Stations.
More: Complete Mass Transit Directions to Yankee Stadium
Driving directions from NY, NJ, CT and throughout the five boroughs.
Seastreak offers ferry service to Yankee Stadium for select weekend home games from New Jersey.
New York Yankee's Official Website: http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/