Editor's Note: The original Yankee Stadium (1923-2008) was located across the street.
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San Antonio, Texas
June 19, 2012
From journal Exciting week in the Big Apple!
July 19, 2008
April 21, 2008
From journal Take Me Out to the Ballgame
October 14, 2007
From journal From the Bronx to Queens: Sports in NYC
August 15, 2006
From journal Weekend Getaway in New York
February 13, 2006
From journal Enjoying Art, Theatre, and Food in Manhattan
London, United Kingdom
August 1, 2005
From journal New York for Newbies
July 18, 2004
It was exciting to be there with some of the best players in baseball, even if I am an A’s fan first and foremost. The stadium was full since most people didn’t work that day (Independence Day observed). It was also Lou Gehrig Statuette night. The first 18,000 fans received a small statue of former Yankees player Lou Gehrig who died of ALS (widely known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 1941. To learn more about finding a cure for ALS see the ALS Association website. Food and beer is overpriced as in any ballpark. I chose not to pay the $7-$8 per beer that some of the fans tended to drink way too much of. The game had a few home runs and the Tigers pitcher almost tore off A-Rod's head with a baseball. I did purchase a $25 Jason Giambi (former A's player) t-shirt to remember my evening at Yankee stadium. Ultimately, the Yankees beat the Tigers 10-3.
The best way to get to the stadium is on the subway but it’s very crowded to and from the game. The Yankees website states "The Yankee Stadium Subway stop is located right outside the Stadium at the corner of 161st St. and River Ave. The Stadium is conveniently reached by several subway lines and a trip from midtown Manhattan takes less than 25 minutes. The #4 train, as well as the B (weekdays only) and D trains make stops at 161st St. /Yankee Stadium. Metro North train service to Connecticut and Westchester County is available at the 125th St. subway stop."
Check out the Yankees website for information on tours, tickets, or even player stats.
From journal Another New York Minute
April 9, 2004
From journal My Trip to the 2003 World Series
by Emily Marie
Bronx, New York
August 11, 2003
If you're staying in Manhattan (as most tourists do), the stadium is very easy to get to. Three subway lines go to the park, as well as a bunch of bus lines. If you're taking the subway from the West Side though, check which of the two trains is stopping at the stadium as they alternate depending on time of the day/week. Driving can be a pain. If you can navigate the local streets, do that and avoid the Deegan and Cross Bronx. Parking is also tight.
Prices are kinda steep and lines can be long, but there are few if any bad seats in the house. Bleachers are cheap, but can be rowdy, even though they don't sell beer in the bleachers. The bleachers are not recommended for fans of visiting teams. If possible, arrive a couple of hours early and enter through the left field gates. This is where Monument Park is, and the Yanks celebrate their stars of the past.
Some consider the stadium hot dog a must, but the stadium has a number of alternate meals as well. Along both foul lines on the field level are two food courts that offer chicken, roast beef, cheese fries, and hamburgers. Pizza and tacos can also be found in the stadium. The chicken fingers have become a family favorite.
There's not too much to do in the area besides the stadium. River Avenue under the subway offers a number of bars and baseball stores (also a bowling alley), and Stan's Bar is almost as much an institution as the stadium itself.
From journal Baseball, New York City