Family Travel: Visiting Yankee Stadium

Head to the Stadium!

With the opening of 2013 baseball just behind us, now couldn’t be a better time to take your family out to the ballgame at Yankee Stadium in NYC.

The new Yankee Stadium, which opened in 2009, can be explored via family-friendly tour.  The Classic Tour takes fans to numerous spots in the park including the dugout and clubhouse while the Legends Tour takes fans to a few more special places including the field level and can be complimented with a pre-game lunch at either the Hard Rock or NYY Steak.  In addition to the baseball trivia and special access to private locations, you’ll also learn about the new park’s green initiatives including lighting that saves CO2 emissions, food service items made of a compostable material, and numerous recycling methods.

If you have the opportunity to take in a game, this is a must-do NY attraction.  Tickets start as low as $5/game making a night at the ball field a very affordable family-friendly tourism option.   Arrive early and head up-close to watch batting practice and pre-game field workouts.  No matter where your tickets are located, the first 45 minutes after the doors open, you can walk right up to the field to watch your favorite players get ready for the big game.  Be sure to visit the Babe Ruth Plaza that honors the legend with numerous images and storyboards. 

When you get hungry, numerous concession stands are available offering your expected hot dogs, Cracker Jack, and popcorn.  If you are looking for something a bit more memorable, head to the Hard Rock Café located within the stadium.  NYY Steak offers the perfect surf and turf options if you are feeling a bit fancy.  Famous Famiglia pizza is offered at numerous locations around the stadium and Lobel’s of New York is on hand to fill your tummy with its famous NY steak sandwiches.  When you are ready for dessert, try some fried Dough treats like fried Twinkies and fried Oreos (with toppings!) if you are seeking something out of the norm. 

Game Day Tips:

•    Kids three and under are free if they meet a 30” maximum height requirement.  Kids must not obstruct the view of other guests and must sit on a parent’s lap. 
•    Guests are permitted to bring in their own food saving you a trip around the park in search of toddler-friendly fare.   Concession stands do offer gluten free, kosher, and other dietary concern menu options. Check the website for more information.
•    VIP experiences are available.  The Inside Experience allows guests to meet a current Yankee player and enjoy a special lunch before the game.
•    Strollers are allowed in the park.  If they can’t be folded and stored under your seat, you can check them at Guest Relations.
•    Alcohol-free seating is available if you are hoping to protect your littlest ones’ eyes and ears from more-than-excitable fans.

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