Capacity: 50,291 Opened: 2009
Those damn Yankees have everything, including a new and improved Yankee Stadium. Even if you hate them, skipping out on a trip to the Bronx is a crime against baseball.
What makes this stadium unique?
Fresh off its 2009 World Championship christening, Yankee Stadium is well on its way to having the prestige and history of the old stadium. Much of the new stadium is inspired by the original Yankee Stadium built in 1923 and the inside is adorned with pictures of past and present players. Monument Park is under the sports bar in center field and is a must visit! It closes 45 minutes prior to the start of the game, so arrive early or schedule a tour of the stadium. Sit in the bleachers with the “creatures” to take part in the roll call, yelling out the players’ names until they wave, in the top of the 1st. During the middle of the 6th enjoy the Village People’s YMCA and dancing by the grounds crew. Take part in singing “God Bless America” in addition to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the 7th inning stretch. After the game, win or lose, enjoy Frank Sinatra’s “New York.”
Dining and Nightlife
Stan’s Sports Bar
173 Orchard Street
New York, NY
Rosario’s is open late and will satisfy an NYC style pizza craving. Available by the slice or wait for a whole pie.
NYC has the best public transportation, so definitely use the subways to get around. The 4, B, and D stop right outside Yankee stadium. If you stay in Jersey you can ride the NJT into New York Penn Station (watch out there’s a Newark Penn Station as well) or the PATH to the World Trade Center stop. Parking at the stadium is $20 and there are lots underground.
|Weekend for Two|
|Comfort Inn Brooklyn (2 Nights)||$198|
|Tickets (2 Grandstand Outfield Tickets)||$28|
|Breakfast Complimentary at hotel
Friday Dinner (Caliente Cab: Guacamole for 2, Fajita Combination, 2 Margaritas)
Saturday Lunch (Yankee Tavern: Pastrami Sandwich, Wings, 2 Sides of Fries, 2 Beers)
Saturday Dinner (Rosario’s Pizza: Alla Campagnola Pie (Sausage, Pepperoni, Peppers)
Pre-game at Stan’s Sports Bar (4 Drinks)
|Subway Passes (2)||$20|
*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.