The Yankee Stadium is a baseball stadium in the Bronx borough of New York. This spot is no stranger to baseball fans as it’s the home field of the New York Yankees who compete in the Major League Baseball. Popular for various iconic baseball games, tickets to enter the Yankee Stadium often get sold out fast even though prices may come off steep. However, this has not stopped fans from making their way to the stadium.

For baseball fans who wish to explore the stadium before catching a game, you may consider booking a pregame tour. You'll spend around 1 to 1.5 hours visiting the New York Yankees Museum, Monument Park, and ends at Section 105 with batting practice. To ensure you get the preferred time slot for the tour, it's recommended that you book ahead of time.

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A brief history of Yankee Stadium

The Yankee Stadium was built in 2009 to replace the original park located a block away. Costing $1.5 billion to build, the stadium has been hailed as one of the most expensive stadiums in the world. It sits on what was formerly the Macombs Dam Park and spans about 24 acres in size – triple the size of the former 1923 Yankee Stadium that is now known as the Heritage Field public park.

Despite its luxurious interiors, the Yankee Stadium of today still retains much of the outlook from the original stadium. At full capacity, Yankee Stadium can accommodate over 50,000 fans, housing 4,300 club seats and 68 luxury suites. There's also a concourse area in the stadium that’s known as the Grand Hall that stretches between Gates 4 and 6. This is where you’ll find a variety of official New York Yankees merchandises on sale, along with banners commemorating the team’s past and present star players.

What are the highlights of Yankee Stadium?

Yankee Stadium primarily hosts baseball games, but it’s also a hot spot for a variety of occasions and concerts. Notable events include the annual Pinstripe Bowl and National Hockey League games. Artists who have performed at the Yankee Stadium include singer-songwriter Madonna, the heavy metal band Metallica, and the late EDM DJ Avicii.

As security at the Yankee Stadium is tight, you should carry a small bag if you wish to visit the baseball park. The use of selfie sticks is not allowed. Alcohol cannot be brought into the stadium from outside, but you can purchase it from concession stands within the stadium. If you’re visiting with children, Yankee Stadium has a no-alcohol seating area. There are also strict no re-entry and no-smoking policies at the stadium.

Good to know about Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium is close to the iconic Hard Rock Cafe, where you can dine before a baseball game. For fans who didn't catch a ticket to watch the gameplay at the stadium, Hard Rock Café Yankee Stadium also boasts 15 large TVs so you can watch the game broadcasted live. Ticketholders who visit the restaurant may get preferential seating, though walk-in customers are always welcomed to their dining area on a first-come-first-served basis.

You can reach Yankee Stadium by taking the subway and stopping at the 161st Street–Yankee Stadium station. Depending on your starting location, you may also consider riding the bus that stops you by the East 161st Street and River Avenue or the East 161st Street and Grand Concourse.

Yankee Stadium in New York

Location: 1 E 161 St, The Bronx, NY 10451, USA

Phone: +1 718-293-4300

Elie Lam | Contributing Writer