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Yankee Stadium Visitor's Guide

Updated: April 6, 2024

This post is a visitor’s guide to visiting Yankee Stadium including how to get to the here.

We also cover practical information like security details, the bag policy, what to see here, and how to get game tickets and tours.

Where is Yankee Stadium?

Yankee Stadium is located in the southern part of the Bronx, just across the Harlem River from Harlem.

Regardless of how you get here, we recommend using this Google Map link for directions to Yankee Stadium.

How to Get to Yankee Stadium

There are 5 ways to get to Yankee Stadium: subway, Metro-North Railroad, Yankee Clipper train, car and bus. There used to be a ferry to Yankee Stadium but that no longer operates.

1. Subway to Yankee Stadium

One of the easiest ways to get here is by subway. The station stop is 161st St-Yankee Stadium. From Midtown Manhattan, the trip will take about 25 - 30 minutes.

Three subway lines stop at this station: the 4, D, and B. Note that the B train only runs on weekdays.

From the east side of Manhattan, you will be closest to the 4. From the west side, you will be closer to the D and B.

Whatever subway line you take, it will be in the UPTOWN direction. Get off at the 161 St-Yankee Stadium station.

Once you exit the subway train, you will see signs directing you to Yankee Stadium. It is across the street.

The subway fare is $2.90 one way unless you have an unlimited MetroCard. Read more about what kind of MetroCard to buy.

For more information on navigating New York, check our post detailing how to use the NYC subway system.

2. Metro-North Train to Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium is easy to reach by a Metro-North train from Grand Central Terminal. It is about a 15-minute ride.

Catch the Metro-North Hudson Line to the Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station. It is the second stop (after "Harlem-125th St").

When you get off the train, there are signs directing you to the stadium. It is about an 8-9 minute walk to the stadium from the station.

Metro-North runs extra trains for games to handle the extra number of riders.

Check the MTA app to find train schedules to Yankee Stadium and fare information.

You can also purchase tickets on the app. It's wise to purchase your train ticket in advance to avoid ticket lines at Grand Central.

If you're coming into NYC from Long Island, take the LIRR service to Grand Central and then take Metro-North to the stadium.

3. Yankee Clipper Train to Yankee Stadium

Due to the large number of riders going to games on weekday evenings and weekends, Metro-North runs additional trains called the "Yankee Clipper".

These trains run from Grand Central Terminal on both Metro-North's Harlem line and New Haven line.

These are in addition to normally scheduled Metro-North trains on the Hudson Line trains.

Note: the Yankee Clipper service does not run for 1 pm weekday games or for any New York City Football Club games.

4. Bus to Yankee Stadium

Bus lines that service the Bronx (Bx#) are Bx 1, Bx2, Bx6, Bx13, and BxM4. They all have stops near or right next to Yankee Stadium. See the Bronx bus schedules.

5. Car to Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium is at One East 161st Street in the Bronx. (Punch in this address if using GPS).

Directions from Manhattan:

  • Drive northbound on the FDR along the East River.
  • Get onto I-87 (Major Deegan Expressway) in the Bronx.
  • Take either Exit 4 (East 149th Street/145th Street Bridge) or Exit 5 (East 161st Street/Macombs Dam Bridge).
  • Use this Google Maps link for directions once you exit I-87.

For directions from all other locations, use this Google Maps link.

Parking at Yankee Stadium

There are options: official Yankee Stadium parking lots, cheaper third-party parking garages/lots, and free city parking nearby.

To use official lots, you must make advance Yankee Stadium Parking Reservations. The cost is $47.

The locations are:

  • 161st Street Garage, 20 East 161st Street
  • Gerard Avenue Lot, 1011 Gerard Avenue
  • River Avenue Garage, 950 River Avenue
  • Ruppert Plaza Garage, 1 Macombs Dam Park

Privately operated lots and garages within walking distance of Yankee Stadium:

  • Garage at 388 E 153rd St.
  • Garage at 72 E 153rd St.
  • Garage at 20 E 161st St.
  • Garage on 70 E 162nd St.

Free on-street parking is not impossible to find on game days, but you’d better go way in advance or be prepared to circle around looking for empty spots! You have lots of competition!

Here are some streets to try and the approximate walking time to the stadium.

  • Under 10 mins. Walk: E. 164th Street or Ogden Avenue
  • Under 15 mins walk. Walton Avenue or Gerard Avenue

Taking a Yankee Stadium Tour? 

If you plan on taking either the pre-game Yankee Stadium tour or the Classic tour, chances are that you won’t have much trouble finding a parking spot.

Yankee Stadium Bag Policy

Like most popular attractions, Yankee Stadium does not allow certain items to be brought onto the premises.

In addition to obvious things like weapons, you should avoid bringing any of the following with you while visiting this location.

  • Bags larger than 16”x16”x8”
  • Bags with a hard plastic shell
  • Laser pens
  • Selfie sticks
  • Tripods
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Alcohol
  • Baseball bats
  • Aerosol cans (hair spray, sunscreen)
  • Cameras for Video/Audio recording

Most of these are obvious, but the basic idea you should keep in mind is to avoid bringing anything that might distract or disrupt anyone else.

Prohibited items cannot and will not be held for you, so it is highly advised to make sure that you don’t bring any with you.

The following items are welcome in the park:

  • Umbrellas
  • Strollers
  • Food
  • Bottled water
  • Smartphones
  • Cameras for photography

Read our post on luggage storage options if you need to find somewhere to drop off any of your belongings.

How to Get New York Yankees Tickets

Whether or not you intend to take a tour of Yankee Stadium, you may want to consider attending a Yankees home game.

Those who choose not to take a tour can still see locations such as Monument Park and the Yankees Museum with a ticket if they arrive well before the game starts.

TIP 1: Groupon often offers price cut on tickets to select Yankees games.

TIP 2: In addition to offering free admission to the Yankee Stadium Tour, the New York Pass and Explorer Pass both include a free ticket to a Yankees Game.

If you're already planning on getting a New York City pass, this is an excellent way to save money on the activity.

TIP 3: Unlike many popular attractions, Yankee Stadium will actually allow you to bring food and drink in with you for a game.

Glass bottles are not allowed, but you can bring a sealed bottle of water. Food items such as fruit must be sliced and prepared beforehand.

If you don’t feel like preparing a meal, you can always grab something to eat while at the game. Yankee Stadium has several different vendors available with different foods for discerning tastes.

Visitors taking the tour can also grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in the area, including the Hard Rock Cafe.

For a full list of restaurants, click here.

Yankee Stadium Events

During the offseason and extended periods of away games, Yankee Stadium concerts and over events are quite common.

Whenever they end up hosting a concert, it’s almost always a very well-known musician or musical group such as the Jonas Brothers.

If you’re curious about what kind of concerts are planned at the moment, make sure to check this list of events and activities at Yankee Stadium.

In addition to concerts, Yankee Stadium is also the home of New York City FC, one of multiple soccer teams in the NYC area.

If you’re a soccer fan, you might want to check and see if they’re playing a home game during your trip to the city!

Finally, the stadium also provides a variety of tours covering the history of both the team and the park.

For more details about these services, please check our post covering Yankee Stadium Tours.

Yankee Stadium Tours | What to See at Yankee Stadium

As we previously mentioned, there are several different Yankee Stadium tours you can take which will cover the most notable moments and athletes from throughout the history of this baseball team.

You’ll see several noteworthy locations on a tour, including the Yankees Museum, Monument Park, Babe Ruth Plaza, and many other sites.

If you want to learn more about these services, please read our post covering Yankee Stadium Tours.

However, if you’re planning to look around the stadium on your own, here’s a list of the most notable attractions to see while you’re here.

Babe Ruth Plaza

This site is actually right outside of Yankee Stadium along 161st Street. In the plaza, you will find several murals which tell the story of this legendary Yankee.

You don’t even need a ticket to visit this location, so we recommend making a stop here even if you don’t plan to see a game or take the tour.

Monument Park

Although tourists typically get to see this location before everyone else, it’s also free for ticket holders to visit after the gates open on game days.

Monument park Yankee Stadium

Monument Park includes a lot of historical information and monuments to past Yankees players.

If you want to see this area, make sure to arrive when the gates open, as they close Monument Park 45 minutes before the start of the game.

Yankees Museum

This location is also open to ticket holders, and you can find it near Gate 6.

If you plan on seeing both the Yankees Museum and Monument Park, plan on spending 20-30 minutes in each area and being at the gates when they open.

Judge’s Chambers

Aaron Judge is the right fielder for the Yankees, and he’s one of the most recent stars of their lineup.

He’s been so successful since joining the team in 2016 that he actually has his own fan section in the stadium called ‘Judge’s Chambers.’

This area can be found in the right field seating section, and you’ll recognize it from all the fans wearing Aaron Judge jerseys, judge outfits, and holding signs in support of the young phenom.

This cheering section is designed to look like a jury box, complete with wood paneling that stands out from the rest of the stadium. You can see this area either on a tour or with a ticket.

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Lori Pickhardt

Updated: April 6th, 2024
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