You might want to check out some unique spots in and around the stadium prior to game time. One is Monument Park - Located in Center field – an open-air museum honoring former Yankee greats with plaques, monuments and retired numbers, and accessible until 45 minutes prior to game time. Another is the Yankees Museum located on the Main Level near Gate 6 - it's 6,000 square feet of permanent and rotating exhibits commemorating the history of the New York Yankees.
There’s also the Great Hall and Babe Ruth Plaza - a large concourse between Gates 4 and 6. The Great Hall features numerous concessions and huge double-sided banners of 20 former Yankees. Enter through the Great Hall, and you're greeted by an impressive gigantic video board.
New to 2012: an exhibit named "Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig: Baseball's Hardest-Hitting Teammates." The installation includes game-used memorabilia spanning from the first game at Yankee Stadium in 1923 - including the bat used by Babe Ruth for his Opening Day home run - to Gehrig's final season in '39.
Food and Drink:
There are a few restaurants inside the stadium that are open to all ticket holders – we recommend NYY Steak for some upscale dining. It’s located above the Hard Rock Café inside Gate 6. Tickets are required for entry on game day and reservations recommended. There’s also a couple NYY Steak Express stands serving things like prime beef steak sandwiches near Sections 109 and 222. The stadium also has some other decent food stands – stop by any Brother Jimmy’s BBQ standfor some pulled pork and a frickle, a deep fried pickle. You’ll find great cheesesteaks at Carl’s Steak’s (Sections 107, 223, 311), and atLobel’s of New York (Sec 134) you’ll find Prime Beef sandwiches carved to order. Known for their choice meats, there’s a big window to watch butchers prepare meats, and it will definitely be money well spent.
For a healthier option, check out Noodle Bowl and Sushi Stand near Section 127, or Melissa’s Fresh Market near Gate 4. For the kids – there’s a kids cart near Gate 2 serving PB&J and Nathan’s Hot Dogs.
Beers of the World stands can be found throughout serving a wide variety of great imports and domestic brews. The Malibu Terrace deck has a full bar and grilled food and is located above gate 6 on the Terrace/Grandstand level. It closes at the end of the seventh inning.
The Budweiser Hall of Fame Lounge is available on an individual game basis for private parties and gives you access to the gourmet food available at the Audi Yankees Club and has a private bar. If you have a party of at least 20, it’s worth checking out. Mohegan Sun Sports Bar is also available for annual passes as well as individual game tickets and offers a great view from center field. For more info call Yankees Ticket Department at 718-293-6000 for both spots.
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The Stadium and Neighborhood:
With nice, open aired concourses, The new Yankee Stadium is beautifully structured, designed to incorporate the look of the old Yankee Stadium. They're taking a Green initiative, such as the energy efficient light fixtures above, biodegradable beverage cups and recycling their vegetable oil for biodiesel fuel. The park opens 2 hours prior to game time.
Located in the Bronx at 161st Street & River Avenue, and just over the river from Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood, the park sits across the street from the old Yankee Stadium. While there are no designated tailgating spots, there are a few good bars within walking distance of the stadium to grab a pre-game drink or two. Check out our "Before & After the Game" map for specific suggestions and be sure to read our Fanzooloo Faves section on the interior map for some options inside the stadium as well.
The ballpark is accessible from Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) at exits 3,4,5, or 6. There are numerous lots and garages surrounding the area. It's possible to find street parking around the stadium in the neighborhood but pretty much only when you get there very early. The lost will range anywhere between $25-45. Leave yourself plenty of time to get in a lot and into the game, and plan on waiting to get out of the lot after the game as you will more than likely sit amongst other cars waiting to leave.
Check our "Before & After the Game" map for exact locations of some garages, and in some cases, you can book a spot directly online through us. Gateway Center and MPG Parking are 2 examples and are usually each $30, or Sherman Parking on 162nd St or Empire Parking on River Ave tend to be less expensive and can also be booked through our site.
The subway is our recommended mode of transportation. The 4, B and D trains all run to the 161st/Yankee Stadium stop. Beware, the B train stops running at 8pm and the D train is express during rush hour and skips the 161st/Yankee Stadium stop before 8pm. The 4 is the best bet if you can take it.
Ferry: The Yankee Clipper is a nice, relaxing way to avoid traffic all together. $25 round trip, onboard bar and food. Two Stops in New Jersey and two stops in Manhattan, drops you close to Yankee stadium with a short safe walk to the stadium. (www.nywaterway.com or 1-800-533-3779 for more info)
Be sure to also check out our "Info Inside the Stadium"" section for some great suggestions once inside the park.