If you're a Yankees fan then you have to see them play live at Yankee Stadium at least once in your life! The experience can't compare to watching the games on TV. The only downfall is the game day traffic and parking. Game days bring around a lot of fans and cars so parking can be crowded, hard to find, and EXPENSIVE (stadium parking can go up to $50)!
Save yourself a headache and visit this site before you go:
It gives you some great parking tips and shows you all the parking lots in the area so you can find one within walking distance that is still in your price range. Or you can reserve parking for game day to free yourself from the hassle of arriving hours early just to get a parking space. Or even better, you can find cheap parking in other areas of NY or even NJ and take the subway to the stadium.
The home of the New York Yankee's baseball team, Yankee Stadium is out of this world .... gotta say it's as impressive as any historical site around NYC ..... NYC doesn't do anything wrong and that's why NYC rocks .... wow !!!!! not a bad seat in the house and prices aren't out of this world expensive ... sure you'll pay $4.00 for a soda but your in NYC and inside a stadium also .... if you get the chance to come here do it, you won't regret it !!!!!!
Even for Southerners like us who have never been Yankee fans, this place is special. The New York Yankees have been legendary baseball powers it seems forever and our grandson was interested in seeing the stadium so we got tickets and it happened to be the first game since the death of George Steinbrenner, the long time owner of the Yankees. As a result, we saw tributes to him and also to Robert Leo "Bob" Sheppard who was the Yankees’ public address announcer for over 50 years and who had also died in the past week. They did a nice job and the ceremonies included the Color Guard, a bugler who played taps and a soloist who sang the National Anthem - all from West Point.
Any baseball fan who finds himself or herself in NYC should try to see a game here. The stadium is new and very well done and it is a sort of Mecca of baseball. Tickets to games here are quite expensive so you should order on line early to get the best price selection. Having said that, I found some of the concession prices on things like beer and hot dogs cheaper than Turner Field in Atlanta. As we were going to our seats we walked through the vending area and noticed one place with a big lighted sign saying “Southern Barbeque.” I pointed it out to my grandson, whose mother makes some of the best BBQ on earth, and asked what he thought. He gave it an immediate thumbs-down. (It may have been very good but we enjoyed our hot dogs and drinks).
As well as the Yankees, you can catch a top pro baseball game at the Shay Stadium.
The New York Mets play here. It is only about $25 for the cheapest tickets, and most matches do not sell out.
Easy to get to. Just $2 on the subway up to Flushing Meadow.
EDIT: Mets moved to a new Stadium. Citifield is state of the art and is right next to the old stadium location.
We got up early in the morning and stood on line until the ticket booth opened at 10:00. We purchased tickets for the noon tour of Yankee Stadium. The final game had been played and the new stadium is coming up in its shadows.
The original Yankee Stadium is a stadium located in The Bronx in New York City, New York. It served as the home baseball park of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees from 1923 through 2008. Yankee stadium has a capacity of 57,545 and hosted 6,581 Yankees regular season home games during its 85-year history. It was also the former home of the New York Giants football team, as well as the host of twenty of boxing's most famous fights and three Papal masses. The stadium's nickname, "The House That Ruth Built" comes from the iconic Babe Ruth, the baseball superstar whose prime years coincided with the beginning of the Yankees' winning history. The Yankees, have won far more World Series championships (twenty-six) than any other major league club and Yankee Stadium has hosted 37 World Series, more than any other baseball stadium. The Stadium also hosted the major-league All-Star Game four times: 1939, 1960, 1977, and, as part of its curtain call, 2008.
See the best baseball team in the world (Allegedly). I was lucky enough to watch the subway derby match against the Mets. Get tickets early.
Since I saw this game, the Yankees signed a deal with Manchester United to sell each others merchandise.
Loved going to see a game in Yankee stadium. Too bad they're going to tear it down soon. We stayed after the game and you can see the players leaving, so that's fun for any Yankees fan. Although if it's a night game and you stay, make sure you get something to eat first. The vendors all close up and the bars stop serving food. We found a great little place to get burgers and fries around the corner, but it's not the best neighborhood.
I am a baseball fan, and was very excited to see Yankee stadium. We saw an enjoyable Sunday afternoon game. The crowd was great - very knowledgable (and vocal). It is well worth the trip to see the most famous sports franchise in the US. The stadium itself is a bit disappointing. "The House that Ruth Built" it is not. Although the stadium sits at the same location as the original ballpark, the current structure traces its roots back to 1976, and I was shocked at how sterile it seemed. The sightlines are good, but accessibility, concessions, bathrooms, etc. leave something to be desired. I hope such a stately franchise builds the stadium it deserves.
I took the subway into the Bronx to watch the New York Yankees play the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on a Wednesday afternoon game on a hot June day.
I will say that compared to other stadiums, Yankee Stadium is not very impressive. It's an old ball park with not a great selection of food and is limited in it's structure and flow.
That being said, the New York fans are very intelligent and knowledgeable. Pay very close attention to the 7th Inning Stretch if you go to the game. The grounds crew do a funny rendition of the YMCA dance.
The Yankees lost 6-4. Baez got the save as Kazmir outpitched Pavano. Tickets are very expensive but you can still purchase decent upper deck seats as shown here for around $20.
This is a must see for any baseball fan. Be sure to get there as soon as the doors open -- now 2 hours before game time -- so you can visit monument park. To visit monument park, enter through Gate 2. The line can get very long and they close monument park 45 minutes before game time which is why I suggest you go early. Also, if you have bleacher seat tickets, you will have to use a separate entrance only allowing you access to the bleachers and therefore won't have access to monument park.
Yankee Stadium, The home of baseball a must visit for the baseball fan and even if you are not it is a real part of the NY way of life. They get huge numbers to every game and are sure to give you a good taste for the game.
We went to see the Yankees play Tampa Bay Devil Rays and it was a fantastic experience.
The game was brilliant (the Yankees won!).
The whole experience was excellent -
singing the national anthem and God Bless America;
the music played between innings;
leaving the stadium to New York, New York with the whole crowd singin along.
Located in the Bronx, the Yankee Stadium is the home of one of the greatest teams in Baseball's history: the NY Yankees! I lucked out and manage to score some tickets for under $15 USD. Sure, they were on the highest sitting area, but who cares?!? The game was still fun and I even made some friends during the game.
Two Yankee ball games, one symphony or like performance in Carnegie, and one night at a jazz club.
Morning jaunt through the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Holocaust Museum was not around when I was there......but I would havae liked to go.
At the ball park you must sit two places. First, get bleacher tickets. The fans are real fans, and real abusive. Listen to all the words and insults, none of which I can repeat here, directed at both visiting outfielders, and the home team. Next, buy some cheap seats and make your way down to the lower level box seats. Try the third base side. there are always fat drunk guys dancing along with the music between half-innings, and lots of pretzels and dogs. Oh, and across the street from the ballpark is a hat and souvenir shop. Great hats, not too expensive (relative to other NYC locations).
CARNEGIE. Don't be afraid to tell the prick next to you to stop biting his nails during the performance. And don't be afraid to go in jeans.
The Jazz club scene centers on Seventh Ave just north of Bleeker Street. Pick a place, must be live. The Blue Note is a couple blocks away, and carries top names, but really tight and not well laid out. I prefer Small's.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (the MET) is one of the premier museums in the world. I would rank it just above the Tretovskaya and just below the Potala.
Yankee Stadium is located in the Bronx and is the home of the New York Yankees, the winner of the most World Series in baseball history. Experiencing a baseball game here is something special! Even when it's 90F and you are sitting in the sun in the bleechers ;)