Home to the legendary New York Yankees, Yankee Stadium has a history rich in baseball tradition. The current Yankees Stadium, opened in 2009, is the replacement of the team's original ballpark. In an effort to pay homage to the original arena, the new Yankee Stadium has many of the same design elements like similar field dimensions and a nearly identical exterior facade.
Yankee Stadium is considered one of the finest venues in all of professional sports. Not only does Yankee Stadium boast one of the world's largest scoreboards in the world, but it also has more than 1,100 high-definition television monitors placed strategically throughout the concourses.
No trip to the stadium is complete without visiting the New York Yankees Museum on the lower level near Gate 6. Here, the "Ball Wall" has more than one hundred baseballs featuring autographs from famous past and current New York Yankees players.
Going hungry while at Yankees Stadium is next to impossible with more than 150 concession stands. Grab a delicious steak from NYY Steak or enjoy a burger and fries at the Hard Rock Cafe while taking in the action from the game.
Anyone lucky enough to be a player for the Yankees can expect to receive the VIP treatment. The team's clubhouse features more than 30,000 square feet of space. Within the clubhouse is a state-of-the-art weight room, video room, lounge, and a hydrotherapy pool with an underwater treadmill.
Visiting Yankee Stadium
Located in the South Bronx of New York City, Yankee Stadium is easily accessible via the 161st Street station. In addition to the New York City Subway system, the stadium can be reached via train on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines. A high-speed ferry service connects nearby Highlands, New Jersey with Yankee Stadium for select games.
Given the illustrious history of the New York Yankees that includes twenty-seven World Series Championships, tickets for the stadium fly off the shelf. Officials encourage fans to purchase tickets as soon as the season's schedule is released.
If attending a baseball game is not a possibility, visit Yankee Stadium for a tour. Tours of the ballpark are held throughout the year and last between 45 and 70 minutes. Individual and group tours are available. Each tour takes fans to the dugout, clubhouse, Monument Park, and the New York Yankees Museum.
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