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Visiting Yankee Stadium: This Is What You Need to Know

Yankee Stadium, New York

Yankee Stadium is one of the most iconic parks in Major League Baseball, hosting the New York Yankees and more than 50,000 fans on a nightly basis. If you’re planning a trip to watch baseball in the Bronx, there are plenty of things you need to know about Yankee Stadium.

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Where is Yankee Stadium located? 

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Yankee Stadium is located in the Bronx in New York City.  The Bronx is one of the five boroughs in New York City, along with Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. The exact address of Yankee Stadium is 1 E 161 St, Bronx, NY 10451 if you need to plug it into a GPS.

How to get to Yankee Stadium? 

The easiest way to get to the stadium is via the New York City Subway system, but that’s not always an option for fans driving a long ways in. Here are three different types of transportation you can use to get to Yankee Stadium.

Subway

The No. 4 train (East Side) and the D train (6th Ave.) make stops at Yankee Stadium subway station, which is located on East 161st Street and River Avenue. If you are going to a weekday game the B train (6th Avenue) is also an option, but only during weekdays.

Train

Metro-North offers service to Yankee Stadium from anywhere in its service territory, so if you do live farther away, this could be a viable option for you.

Car

If you are traveling from farther away, the best way is to plug in Yankee Stadium to your car or phone’s GPS and follow its directions. Sometimes they can get a little confusing the farther you get into the city, but most times the GPS can get you there with minimal issues.

What time do the gates open at Yankee Stadium?

The gates open ninety minutes before the scheduled start of a game. The only times that the times may change is during inclement weather, special events, doubleheaders, Opening Day, the Old-Timers’ Day game, and postseason games. Yankee Stadium management also has the power to change the time based on various factors.  

What times do games start at Yankee Stadium? 

Most day games start at 1:05 p.m. or at 4:05 p.m., and night games start at 7:05 p.m. 

When was Yankee Stadium built? 

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They rebuilt the Yankee Stadium on April 2, 2009, making it 14 years old. The original Yankee Stadium was built on April 18, 1923, which would have made it 100 years old today. It was demolished and converted into a public park called Heritage Field. 

Their current stadium is known for being one of the cleanest and most beautiful stadiums in MLB.

Can you bring food into Yankee Stadium?

You can bring food for individual consumption, like apples or oranges, but they must be sliced or sectioned before going into the game. Clear plastic bottles of water that are one liter in size or smaller can also be taken in, but they must be factory-sealed.

How much is a beer at Yankee Stadium?

Beer can cost about $6 at Yankee Stadium. It is a general price for all beer. No matter what kind of brand you get, you can expect to pay $6. There are a wide variety of beer selections to choose from at Yankee Stadium, including popular selections like NY Pinstripe Pils, Blue Point, Bronx Brewery and Belgian White.

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What to eat at Yankee Stadium? 

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There are so many options if you are a meat eater, gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian. Here is a list of the few different options you can choose from to eat at Yankee Stadium

  • Fuku – Section 213
  • Mac Truck – Section 223 (portable)
  • Christian Petroni – Section 125, 310
  • Chickie’s & Petes – Section 115, 334
  • Streetbird – Section 112
  • The Halal Guys – Section 201, 321
  • Benihana – Section 127 
  • City Winery – Section 105 
  • King’s Hawaiian – Section 115, 334
  • Lobel’s – Section 134
  • Bobby’s Burgers – Section 132 
  • Mighty Quinn’s – Section 132 
  • Sumo Dog – Section 201, 205
  • Wings of New York – Section 107 
  • Jersey Mike’s – Sections 107, 223, and 314 
  • Gluten Free NY Grill – Great Hall near Gate 6 
  • Impossible Burger – Sections 213, 201, and 324 –  Vegan and Vegetarian
  • Aunt Mabel’s Cornbread – Section 112 – Vegetarian 
  • Tostitos Nachos – Section 307 – Vegetarian 

Where and how much is parking at Yankee Stadium? 

Parking at the stadium can be between $25 – $35. You must prepay for parking if you are looking to go to a game. It will be at the Rupert Plaza and River Avenue Garage where you want to park.

If you are not too fond on crowded parking lots after the game, there is a handful of affordable parking lots and garages within walking distance as well. You just might have to drive around for a little bit to find one in your price range, or one that isn’t full.

What train goes to Yankee Station? 

You can take the 4 and the D train to Yankee Stadium. It will make a stop at East 161st and the stadium is only a 13-minute walk from there. You can also take the Harlem-125th St to Hudson Line train, which will get you to the stadium. A fourth option is the B train, but that is only available on weekdays.

How many seats are in Yankee Stadium?

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Baseball capacity is 46,537 for Yankee Stadium, and also holds 4,300 club or VIP seats and 68 luxury suites. Two-thirds of the stadium’s seating is located in the lower bowl. Yankee Stadium is the seventh biggest stadium in terms of capacity, and has the third-highest attendance record for MLB stadiums in 2022, with 40,207 fans coming into the stadium on average across 78 home games.

Who owns Yankee Stadium? 

The New York City Economic Development Corporation owns the Yankee Stadium. 

Best-rated hotels close to the Yankee Stadium

If you are trying to go to a Yankee game and are out of state or trying to do a staycation, here are a few options on where you can stay. Here is a list for you of the best-rated hotels that are close in proximity to the stadium. 

Does the old Yankee Stadium still exist?

Demolition of the old Yankee Stadium was finished on May 13, 2010. Heritage Field, a 10-acre park complex, was constructed on the old site, accounting for forty percent of the original parkland that is now occupied by the new stadium.

What’s the oldest MLB stadium?

The oldest MLB ballpark is Fenway Park. It has been home to the Boston Red Sox since it opened in 1912, over 100 years ago. Nicknamed “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark,” Fenway oozes the nostalgia of old baseball, and how important the sport used to be to the United States and its residents.

What is the biggest baseball stadium?

The biggest baseball stadium in the United States is the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, and is home to the Oakland Athletics. It can hold up to 56,782 people within its walls.

Yankee Stadium is a beautiful stadium, and definitely a place you want to go if you are in the area. Whether it’s just seeing the outside of the stadium or going in and watching a game, Yankee Stadium is a testament to American baseball and the glorious history of the New York Yankees.

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