A big name in the baseball world, New York’s Yankee Stadium is a must for sports fans, whether you catch a game or learn about Yankees history on a tour of the team’s home field. Built in the Bronx in 1923, the original ballpark closed 85 years later when the city prepared to open the new site across East 161st Street. The Basics
Yankee Stadium’s interior and exterior mimic the design of the original site. With seating for more than 50,000, the ballpark also serves as a venue for concerts and Major League Soccer matches. The grandstand consists of four levels, including dozens of luxury suites and a split-level upper deck—and you’ll find bleacher seats beyond the outfield. Tours of Yankee Stadium run regularly during baseball season and on a modified schedule off-season.
Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- Yankee Stadium is wheelchair-accessible, with designated seating areas.
- All guests are screened by metal detectors upon entering the stadium.
- Outside food is allowed; the stadium also has a food court.
- Large bags are prohibited, and there’s no on-site storage area.
Yankee Stadium is easy to reach by subway. Take the 4, D, or B (weekdays only) train to 161st Street/Yankee Stadium station.
When to Get There
See the calendar online for upcoming games. Buying tickets in advance is recommended, but they’re also available at the box office on game day. Gates open 90 minutes before the start of a game—except on Fridays and Saturdays, when fans can enter three hours prior to watch batting practice.
Hands On History
For an up-close encounter with Yankees history, check out Yankee Stadium’s Hands On History exhibit. You’ll get to touch artifacts such as World Series rings, and bats, jerseys, and baseballs used by past and present baseball legends. Led by the Yankees’ museum curator, the program takes place in the New York Yankees Museum inside the stadium. Book in advance, as tours often sell out months ahead of schedule.