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.
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.
Price: $20 per adult, when booked in advance (kids under 4 years old get in free)
Hours: usually 12:00 pm-1:40 pm, depending on game schedule
Location: Gate 6 of Yankee Stadium, E 161st St and River Ave, Bronx, NY (map here)
Book: online here, by phone (1-877-469-9849), or in person at a Yankee Clubhouse Shop or Yankee Stadium
Nearest Subway: 161st St-Yankee Stadium (No. 4 and D trains, B trains on weekdays). Read our post on navigating the NYC subway.
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.
Price: $40 per person
Hours: approximately 3 hours before game time
Location:Gate 6 of Yankee Stadium, E 161st St and River Ave, Bronx, NY (map here)
Nearest Subway: 161st St-Yankee Stadium (No. 4 and D trains, B trains on weekdays)