Whether you’re a baseball fan, or just someone looking to get a taste of the real New York City, Yankee Stadium in the Bronx is a great place to visit. The stadium was completed in 2009, so it combines elements from the original Yankee Stadium, and also has all of the amenities that you would expect from a modern ballpark. Even if you’re visiting NYC in the off-season or are unable to get tickets to a game during your trip, you can still experience Yankee Stadium by taking a tour. The stadium offers several different options, depending on whether you are attending a game or not.
TIPs: Classic tour tickets are included for free with the purchase of the New York Pass. Read our post on tourist discount passes to see if any are right for you, but first check out some online discount sites, such as Groupon and Travelzoo for discounts on Yankee Stadium tours and game day tickets.
Classic Individual Tour
This is the perfect option for a casual fan, the classic tour is affordable and shows you quite a bit of Yankee Stadium. During baseball season you will get to see the New York Yankees Museum, which shows past and present Yankee memorabilia (watch this tour preview), Monument Park, an open-air museum containing retired numbers of past greats, plaques, and memorials, and other sites depending on availability. In the off-season, you will see all of the above plus the Press Box, the Warning Track (the edge of the outfield), and the Legends Suite (the seats closest to the field). It is highly recommended that you book these tickets in advance.
If you already have tickets or plan to attend a game, but want a more immersive experience, this is a great option. This tour visits Monument Park and the New York Yankees Museum before they open to the public. It will also usually end in right field to watch batting practice and warm-ups before the game. Please note that this tour does not include a ticket to the game.
Viator occasionally offers a VIP Stadium Tour which includes lunch with a New York Yankee legend.
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Written by Matilda Hankinson