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Yankee Stadium General Information

Yankee Stadium Attendance
Average: 44,300 (from 2009-2013)
Capacity: 52,000 (85% full)
Ticket Availability for Yankees games:
The new Yankee Stadium has been filled to capacity for nearly every game since opening in 2009, and we expect this trend to continue into 2014 as the Yankees have had a great offseason and should be a contender for the American League Pennant. Although there will be tickets available through the Yankees box office, the best seats will be those re-sold by season ticket holders and brokers on reputable, independent websites such as Ticket Spot and TicketNetwork. These sites are not subjected to a price floor, and 75% of the tickets sold through the secondary market in 2012 were actually sold below face value -- although you can still expect to pay a premium on tickets for Opening Day and games against the Red Sox and Mets (May 29-30).
Reselling Tickets ("scalping"):
Reselling tickets within 500 yards (1500 feet) of Yankee Stadium is prohibited


Best View in Yankee Stadium

Many great seating options, depending on how much you want to pay...
RECOMMENDED

For $400+, Legends Suite 11-29:
Simply the most comfortable seats with the best view in the ballpark. Among the most expensive seats in baseball, if you want to be close to the action - or be near a-list celebs, this is the place.

For ~$300+, Field Sections 114A-127A:
Although a few rows behind the Legends Suite sections, still an incredible view

Yankee Stadium - Section 114B

Note: Section view photo is approximate.
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For ~$125, Main 213-227B:
A more affordable great view, these second level sections provide a birds-eye view of the game between the dugouts. Other tickets in this price range on the lower level offer fine views as well, but are either further back from the field or further down the lines from homeplate.


AVOID

Bleacher Sections 201 & 239:
These outfield bleacher sections have obstructed views of part of the outfield by the Batter's Eye Cafe. Seats in section 201 will not see the action in leftfield, section 239 has obstructed views of rightfield. On the plus side, these seats sell for $5.



Best Value Seats at Yankee Stadium

RECOMMENDED

Bleachers 202-204 and 235-238:
Face value on these starts at $14, not bad if you believe everything is more expensive in NYC. The view isn't horrible. Even cheaper seats are the $5 seats in bleacher sections 201 and 239. However, you will have an obstructed view to some outfield play (that's why these are so cheap). And you could even leave with a free souvenir, as Curtis Granderson almost always tosses any 3rd out that he catches into the centerfield stands.

Terrace 315-325:
These will run close to $100, higher than what I would call a "good value", but in this stadium, these seats offer a great view at a fair price.

Grandstand 415-425, low row numbers:
I generally wouldn't recommend highest level seating, but these seats behind home plate do offer a good view at a reasonable price.


AVOID

Missing out:
Like the old joke about divorce...Why do Yankee tickets cost so much? Because they're worth it. This isn't the stadium (or town) for finding seats on the cheap, but the experience is well worth it.


Best Seats for Families at Yankees Games

RECOMMENDED

Grandstand Sections 407A and 433:
Alcohol is not sold, nor allowed to be consumed, in these sections. These are highest-level outfield seats, far from the action, but ticket prices run in the low $22 range. There is no sun protection here, so be sure to bring sunscreen for day games.

Bleachers:
A great value for bringing the entire family IF (and it's a big IF) you can handle the rowdiness that the bleachers are known for.



AVOID

Legends Suite 11-29:
Unless you have tons of money to burn, you probably won't get your money's worth for a child's ticket in these sections. Also, these sections are close to the field, so unless you are sitting behind the protective netting around the plate, you'll need to be alert for foul balls and errant throws...which can be difficult with a child crawling over you.


Best Seats for The Social Scene in Yankee Stadium

RECOMMENDED

Bleachers:
Notorious for rowdiness, the low ticket price (starting at $5) make these seats popular among college students and young professionals.

Mohegan Sun Sports Bar:
Unique enclosed centerfield sports bar overlooking the playing field and Monument Park. Set up is conducive to mingling and making new friends. More information here

AVOID

Alcohol-free Grandstand Sections 407A and 433:
Alcohol is not sold, nor allowed to be consumed, in these sections.



Best Seats for Impressing Guests at Yankee Stadium

RECOMMENDED

Legends Suite 11-29:
The first few rows behind the plate and around the dugouts with luxurious, padded, theatre-type seats. Simply the most comfortable seats with the best view in the ballpark, where you'll be close to the action on the field, "A-list" celebrities, and Australian models. For high-rollers only.

Field Level/Field MVP sections 114A-127A:
Just a few rows behind the Legends Suite sections, these offer a great view.



AVOID

Getting tickets to a Yankees game can be impressive enough in itself especially if you are going to a playoff or World Series game or taking a first-time out-of-town visitor. Although most seats will work, you may want to spend a few more bucks and avoid these sections, Mr. Well-connected high-roller:

Bleacher Sections 201 & 239:
These $5 outfield bleacher sections have obstructed views of part of the outfield by the Batter's Eye Cafe. Seats in section 201 will not see the action in leftfield, section 239 has obstructed views of rightfield.

Grandstand Sections 405-410 & 430A-434B:
These outfield highest level deck seats are just a long way away from the action.




Best Seats for Getting a Baseball at Yankee Stadium

RECOMMENDED

Field Sections 103,104,132-136:
Bring your glove, because this is the place to be during batting practice (or games) to catch homeruns. Gates open 2 hours before gametime, allowing you the opportunity to be there for the end of Yankees batting practice, which runs from 2½ hours before game time to roughly 1-hour,40-minutes (100 minutes) before, with visitors BP running from 1½ hours through 45 minutes prior to gametime. Note that for certain day games, the teams might not take batting practice, particularly late in the season.

Sections 105,106, rows 14 and lower
Right field lower deck sections that are not covered by the upper deck. There aren't a lot of rows in these sections where you will catch a ball, but these are close to the foul pole, so the odds are good in these rows if you show up early enough for batting practice.

"Main" Sections 205-206
Right field upper deck sections that overhang the lower level. Perfect landing spot for left-handed hitters homeruns.


AVOID

Sections 105,106, rows 14 and higher:
On a seating chart, they look like a good place to catch homeruns, but beware that only the first few rows in these sections are not covered by the upper deck. The home runs will land in the upper deck (sections 205 & 206).

400-level seating:
Never say never, but these seats are a long way from the playing field.




Best Seats for Getting Autographs in Yankee Stadium

RECOMMENDED

Field Sections 110-111:
Located down the right field (Yankees) side of the field, the best time to be here is the time gates open (2 hours before gametime) until the Yankees are finished taking batting practice (approximately 20-30 minutes after gates open). Fans are allowed to hang out in these sections for most regular season games during batting practice (although those with tickets will always have preference), you may catch some Yankees making their way to the dugout during batting practice. Note that many teams skip batting practice before day games, especially on the hotter days of summer.

Field Sections 129-130:
These seats are down the left field line, making them the best spot to get the visitors autographs. The visitors will be on the field from approximately 1 hour 40 minutes thru 45 minutes before gametime, while they are taking batting practice. Beware that sometimes teams will skip batting practice before day games.


AVOID

Showing up less than 45 minutes before gametime:
MLB rules prohibit players from signing autographs any time after 45 minutes prior to gametime. Be sure to get there early!



Unique seats at Yankee Stadium

RECOMMENDED

Mohegan Sun Sports Bar:
Not every ballpark has a section like this, a centerfield sports bar overlooking the playing field. A baseball purist may cringe at the thought of watching a game from here, an enclosed sports bar atmosphere with high-top tables, but this section also overlooks Monument Park. One of the few seating options in "the batters-eye" in all of baseball. Find more information here

Batter's Eye:
These outdoor seats, available for individuals or groups, sit in straight away centerfield in the Batter's Eye Cafe. More information on this option is located here



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