Yankees Stadium is an iconic park in the world of baseball, but the stadium that bears the name today only opened in 2009. The original Yankees Stadium was built in 1923 in the Bronx and closed for good 85 years later in 2008 when New York prepared for the opening of the new site in the same borough.
Both the stadium’s interior and exterior were meant to mimic the design of the original site, and the new one features a Yankees Museum with a “ball wall” exhibit, which is simply hundreds of baseballs autographed by famous players, including Babe Ruth. The ballpark can hold more than 50,000 fans and also serves as the venue for occasional concerts and for the home games of Major League Soccer's New York Redbulls.
Yankees Stadium is in the South Bronx and is served by multiple subway lines from two different stops: the 161st Street-Yankee Stadium station and the East 153rd Street Metro North station. On game days, extra lines are sent through the area. Sixty-minute stadium tours are available roughly every 20 minutes between noon and 1:40 p.m., although the hours are extended as necessary.