63-61, 3rd in AL East
Yankee StadiumOne E. 161st St.
Bronx, NY 10451
Look for a mix of old and new at the new Yankee Stadium, which seats nearly 6,600 fewer fans than The House That Ruth Built. As explained by MLB.com reporter Anthony DiComo for the Yankees' Web site, "[Chief operating officer Lonn] Trost, his team of Yankees executives and the HOK Sport global architecture firm examined every detail of the old Yankee Stadium, replicating all that they could. Many of its signature features, such as Monument Park and the decorative frieze, were easy to snap into place. And what the Yankees hoped was that in doing so, they would be able to transfer some of the more intangible aspects of the old stadium -- 'the ghosts,' so to speak -- along with them." Oh, and one BIG benefit of the new stadium: cup holders at every seat in the general bowl, where there were none at the old joint. Not only that: The ratio of rest rooms to fans is now 1 to 60; it was 1 to 89 previously. Also, there are 16 elevators in the house; only three ran in the original stadium. The facility replaces the original Yankee Stadium, which opened its doors in April 1923 and would be known from that point on as The House That Ruth Built, because it was recognized that the drawing power of Ruth (purchased from the Red Sox in December 1919) made the stadium possible.
In many ways the new Yankee Stadium resembles the original stadium more than the place they just moved out of, which underwent a massive renovation in the 1970s. The famous roof overhang and other touches have returned, and for fans that's a positive development. They'd really like to see the team start stockpiling championships, too. For more on the Yankee Stadium experience, including a game-day itinerary, visit Wise Guides.
Children measuring less than 30 inches, who can walk freely under the turnstile or are carried into the stadium, do not require a ticket to enter. The child must sit on an adult's lap during the game, without obstructing the view of any other guests.
No backpacks, briefcases, attaché cases, coolers, glass or plastic bottles, cans, large purses, bags or video cameras are permitted. No laptop computers are allowed. There is no claim checking available. Diaper bags, small children's backpacks, small women's purses and backpack purses will be permitted after they are inspected. Re-entry is not permitted. Only vehicles dropping off or picking up disabled guests can park at the curb. Smoking is completely prohibited.
There is easy access available for guests with disabilities to the following: restrooms, suites, ticket windows, drinking fountains, telephones, concessions counters and seating areas. Assistive listening devices are available at no charge in the stadium lobby, which is located on the Field level at Section 2, with identification required as a deposit. There are electrical outlets available to recharge wheelchairs and other medical equipment.
One E. 161st St.
Bronx, NY 10451