Built over three years at a cost of $1.5 billion, the new Yankee Stadium opened in 2009, boasting luxurious facilities and many new fan amenities.
In addition to more legroom, wider seats and massive video screens, the new stadium features a Yankees Museum with a wide range of memorabilia, including hundreds of baseballs signed by current and former Yankees and statues honoring Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series. It also brings back some nostalgia, restoring the frieze (the white gate on top of the upper deck) from Yankee Stadium’s original design.
There's a a Hard Rock Cafe inside the ballpark, as well as a premium steakhouse called NYY Steak. Combined with numerous concession stands and improved food and drink options, the new Yankee Stadium offers a experience not to be missed – if you can get in.
How to get tickets
Last-minute seats may be available in the lower (more expensive) sections of the stadium, but reasonably priced tickets may be hard to come by.
In case of a sellout, try New York Tickets Online.
Here’s a seating chart to help you find your seats.
Yankee Stadium is accessible from the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) at northbound Exit 3 (Grand Concourse and East 138th Street), Exit 4 (East 149th Street) and Exit 5 (East 161st Street).
From the Throgs Neck or Bronx Whitestone bridge, there are two options:
Option 1: Follow signs for I-95 south, which becomes the westbound Cross Bronx Expressway. Proceed to Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) south.
Option 2: Follow signs for the westbound Bruckner Expressway (I-278). From Bruckner, take exit for Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) north.
The Yankee Stadium subway stop is located on East 161st Street and River Avenue. The No. 4 train (east side) and the B and D trains (west side) make stops at 161st Street / Yankee Stadium. A trip from midtown Manhattan takes approximately 25 minutes. For more information, call the MTA at 718-330-1234 or visit http://www.mta.info.
Several New York City Transit bus lines provide service to Yankee Stadium. The Bx6 and Bx13 buses stop at 161st Street and River Avenue. Also, the Bx1 bus stops at 161st Street and the Grand Concourse - a short walk from Yankee Stadium.
For details and schedule information, call 800-53-FERRY (533-3779).
Dining at the Stadium
Here are some links to help you enjoy dining in and around Yankee Stadium:
1 E. 161 St.
Bronx, NY 10451