Buying New York Yankees tickets is pretty easy. Did you know, the New York Yankees often play six times a week? That gives you plenty of opportunity to see them play live. Not much of a sports fan? Or maybe just don’t know much about this sport? No problem, the atmosphere alone will be worth a trip to the stadium. Especially since tickets needn’t cost a lot and you can leave the stadium at any point. If the Yankees aren’t playing a home game, consider checking if the New York Mets are. The baseball season runs from April to October.
First choose the date that you’d like to see a baseball game, or view the table below. Tickets can be paid for by credit card. You can purchase either mobile tickets, for your smartphone, or paper tickets. The mobile tickets can’t and don’t need to be printed.
NewYork.co.uk is the only website that offers free local pick up of your (paper) tickets. This is possible from Monday to Saturday at the office located on Times Square. See here for the address and opening hours. If your Yankees game is on a Sunday, then you can pick up your tickets on Saturday at the latest.
The tickets on this site are procured from season ticket holders who cannot make it to these games. This is why they are available at discounted prices. Sometimes the tickets are more expensive than face value. This means that the New York Yankees match is sold out, so increased demand increases the prices.
Where Should I sit at a Yankees Game?
Tickets for the New York Yankees can cost anything between $10 and a few thousand dollars. A reasonable price for a good seat falls somewhere in the region of $35 to $105. The Yankee Stadium is huge. To ensure a good view I recommend choosing seats within the areas marked in red on the below plan.
If you’re going to a game for the atmosphere tickets in the 400- series, above the area marked in red below, are fine. However, I do recommend choosing a row number as low as possible.
The only seats that I don’t recommend are right at the back of the playing field. From here you only get a partial view of the game.
The easiest way to reach Yankee Stadium is taking the subway. The destination stop is 161st Street, and the stadium is right across from the station. Subway line 4 brings you directly to Yankee Stadium from Manhattan. Lines B and D go in the same direction but don’t always stop at 161st Street station. So, if you’re taking one of these lines make sure you ask a New Yorker, preferably one wearing a Yankees shirt, if it stops at the stadium. More or less, all of these subway lines cross the whole of Manhattan. So, you can get on at many stops.
When Should I Arrive at the Stadium?
Try to get there around 30 to 60 minutes before the first pitch. Ideally you’re in your seats 5 to 10 minutes before the game starts. This way you won’t miss the national anthem, which is an event in itself. Although, halfway through the 7th inning there will be more singing. If you arrive early go to Monument Park, in center field below the video board. Here, you’ll find a memorial to former Yankees members, and have a great close-up view of the field. Entrance to Monument Park is free. It remains accessible until 45 minutes before the scheduled start time.
How to get Back to Manhattan
Subway is the best option for getting back to Manhattan, after the game. Leave a little earlier if you’re worried about crowds.
Eric’s tip: Going to a baseball game in New York is an activity I recommend to everybody. In addition, it’s great for families with children. Don’t feel obligated to stay throughout the entire game. I usually leave around the eighth inning.