Iconic New York Venue: Yankee Stadium – The Bronx, NY

Yankee Stadium History

The new Yankee Stadium opened at 1 East 161st Street in the Bronx with the 2009 baseball season, replacing the longtime home of the New York Yankees. The new stadium’s layout is similar to the original House That Ruth Built as far as seating goes, but it’s accented with new features like the 31,000-square-foot Great Hall, as well as concession stands and bars.

Yankee Stadium Performers

Yankee Stadium is home to Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees and Major League Soccer’s New York City FC, and it has hosted the NCAA’s annual Pinstripe Bowl since 2010. The first concerts at Yankee Stadium were jointly headlined by Jay-Z and Eminem, and since then, the Stadium has seen shows by bachata star Romeo Santos, Beatles legend Paul McCartney, and thrash metal’s “Big 4” of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax, among others.

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Planning Your Visit to Yankee Stadium

In addition to the in-venue options, as well as the food trucks and carts that line the perimeter of the stadium, many spots on East 161st Street offer pre- and post-event grub. Molino Rojo Restaurant is a long-standing purveyor of Puerto Rican and Dominican food. Smokey Island Grille offers Jamaican food. A bit further down, Porto Salvo puts a new spin on Old World Italian food. And the honestly named Yankees 99 Cent Hot Pizza serves up pies and beef patties.

Yankee Stadium Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Yankee Stadium parking options?

Paid lots around the stadium are operated by City Parking. The New York City subway’s No. 4 train and D train both stop at the Yankee Stadium station, right by the ballpark, and the stadium is accessible by Metro North and New York City bus.

Does Yankee Stadium serve food?

Yankee Stadium has a variety of restaurants, including outposts of City Winery, Bareburger and Lobel’s, as well as concession stands and a food court. Visit the Yankee Stadium Dining Guide for up-to-date information.

What are the seating options at Yankee Stadium?

Seats are reserved at all sporting events, with certain other events possibly offering select general-admission seating. Wheelchair-accessible and designated aisle-transfer seats are available, as are options for enhanced accessibility for guests with hearing loss or low vision. For additional information, contact the team’s Disabled Services department at (718) 579-4510 (voice), (718) 579-4595 (TTY), or disabledservices@yankees.com (email).

What are the Yankee Stadium safety & security guidelines?

All guests will be screened by metal detectors. Guests can bring one MLB-compliant bag (soft-sided and no larger than 16”x16”x8”) and one smaller personal item (handbag, clutch, etc.) into the stadium. Cans, thermoses, glass bottles, professional cameras and large umbrellas are among the Stadium’s prohibited items. For more information, see the Yankee Stadium Policies and Procedures.

Yankee Stadium At A Glance
Venue Name Yankee Stadium
Location The Bronx, NY
Address 1 E 161 St, The Bronx, NY 10451
Phone # (718) 293-4300
Capacity 54,251
Opened 2009
Operator New York City Economic Development Corporation
Website https://www.mlb.com/yankees/ballpark

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