About Yankee Stadium
It may not be the original, but the current Yankee Stadium is still one of the most hallowed grounds in all of baseball. The team's newest field opened in 2009 and is home to both the Yankees as well as New York City FC of the MLS. The dimensions are identical to the Yankee Stadium that stood from 1923 to 2008, although many of the amenities have been updated for both fans and players.
Best Places to Sit at Yankee Stadium
For Yankee Stadium events, second level seating is usually considered the best in the house, especially if you can find seats near home plate or around the infield. Sure, we all dream of sitting front row behind the plate, but naturally, the prices for those seats are outrageous. The 200-level seats at Yankee Stadium are a bit more affordable and offer a full view of the field. Second-level seats actually hang over parts of the lower level, meaning they’re nearly as close to the field, just a little higher up. For those who value affordability, the cheapest Yankees tickets are usually available in the outfield bleachers, an area that has its drawbacks but also offers the possibility of catching a home run ball.
Tips for Visiting Yankee Stadium
Unless you’re a regular at Yankee Stadium sports events, it’s not a place where you want to show up right before game time. True baseball fans will want to arrive at the ballpark well ahead of time so they have a chance to walk around the stadium. Specifically, you’ll want to check out Yankees Museum and Monument Park. Yankees Museum contains artifacts from the history of the club, including statues and Thurman Munson’s actual locker. Monument Park contains plaques of all the Yankee greats and tends to get crowded quickly, so we recommend you get to the stadium and check it out as early as possible.
Food to Try at Yankee Stadium
It’s New York, so there's no shortage of great food options at Yankee Stadium. Instead of regular wings, get the jerk chicken wings. Meatball and eggplant parm sandwiches are also on the menu. And if you crave a little kick, there are spicy chicken and beef tacos, as well as empanadas. The stadium also offers classics like hot dogs and nacho helmets. Finally, you can’t go wrong with one of several frozen drinks at the venue, including the Malibu Dreamsicle.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Yankee Stadium located?
Yankee Stadium is located in the Bronx in New York City, right across the street from the site of the old Yankee Stadium.
What kind of events does Yankee Stadium host?
Yankee Stadium hosts many sporting events, including baseball, soccer, ice hockey, and boxing, as well as other marquee events.
Which team is playing at Yankee Stadium?
The stadium acts the home field for the New York Yankees and New York City FC of the MLS.
Where can I park for free at the Yankee Stadium?
Unfortunately, there's very little free parking near the stadium. If you’re driving to Yankee Stadium events, there are more than 9,000 official parking spaces surrounding the stadium, and thousands more in public lots and garages within walking distance – but they'll all cost you. Official Yankee Stadium parking lots and garages charge $25-$35, while other nearby lots and garages charge around $12.
What is the seating capacity of the Yankee Stadium?
50,287 fans can be seated for Yankee Stadium sports events, with a standing room capacity of 52,325 for Yankee Stadium concerts.
Who owns Yankee Stadium?
The new Yankee stadium is owned by the New York Yankees and the New York City Industrial Development Agency.
How do I get to Yankee Stadium using public transport?
There are many alternative forms of transportation to Yankee Stadium events, including Metro Rail and Metro buses which have many lines that frequently stop near the Yankee Stadium.