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This post is a visitor’s guide to visiting Yankee Stadium and will cover how to get there, security details, the bag policy, what to see here, 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.

There is a lot of parking available around Yankee Stadium.

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

Visitors can also take the subway, bus, train, or ferry to reach the ballpark.

How to Take the Subway to Yankee Stadium

One of the easiest ways to get here is by subway, and there are three different lines that service the 161st St-Yankee Stadium stop: #4, B, and D.  

There are a few other subway lines that easily connect to these 3.

If you plan to use the subway, get off at the 161 St-Yankee Stadium station. Follow the signs you'll see at this station to make your way to the ballpark.

If you’re coming from Midtown Manhattan, you should expect the trip to take about 25 - 30 minutes.

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

How to Take the Metro-North Train to Yankee Stadium

Metro-North's Hudson Line has a station that is a 15-minute ride from Grand Central Terminal.

The Yankees-E 153rd Street station is the main option on most days, but they also offer service to the Harlem-125th Street station for special events.

During the season, there are direct "Yankee Clipper" trains on the Harlem and New Haven lines that will take you directly to the Yankees-E 153rd Street station.

But, this service is not available for 1 pm day games or New York City FC matches.

If you're using the LIRR service to reach NYC, just take the train to Grand Central Terminal and ride the Metro-North train to the stadium.

How to Take the Bus to Yankee Stadium

Bus lines Bx1, Bx2, Bx6, Bx13, and BxM4 all have stops near or right next to Yankee Stadium.

If you're curious about this option, check the Bronx bus schedules.

Yankee Stadium Bag Policy

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

Yankee Stadium from above. Image Source: Pixabay user d97jro under CC0 Creative Commons license.
Yankee Stadium from above. Image Source: Pixabay user d97jro under CC0 Creative Commons license.

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 discounted 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.

About The Author


Justin is a travel content writer and editor with over a decade of experience in the field. He graduated from Portland State University in 2012. He has lived in the Pacific Northwest his whole life and knows the American West Coast very well. Justin has been part of the Free Tours By Foot content team since 2017.
Updated: May 5th, 2023
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