All I have to say is don't blink. If you do, you could possibly miss out on one of the greatest happenings in baseball history. Heroes are made at Yankee Stadium, legends are built, and dynasties are everlasting. One of the oldest stadiums, it is the most historic stadium ever. All you have to do is stand outside the stadium and you will feel the adrenaline rush through you. That colossal stadium right in front of you, the smokestack bat that is famous with the Babe Ruth signature on it, and the smell of beer, pretzels, hot dogs, and mustard.
If you're lucky, Freddy will be outside the stadium and you can bang his pot. Freddy is the biggest Yankee fan on this Earth, and he carries around signs with a stick and a pot attached to it. Read more about him at www.freddysez.com. Entering the building is a memory you will never forget. You look through that tunnel and all you see is green grass.
From the inside of the stadium the history is just astounding. The 26th World Championship banner raised on the flag-pole in Monument Park (more on that in a moment), the white facade in center field, the "Bleacher Creatures" in right-center field, and of course "The Black". The Black is the section in dead center field, about 450 feet away from home plate. There have only been about 44 homeruns in that section.
The Bleacher Creatures are a group of devoted New York Yankee fans sitting in the right-field bleachers who want to get their money's worth. At the start of a game, they will roll call all the players and umpires names until they make a gesture towards right field.
Monument Park is one of the most extravagant places ever. It holds a plaque of every Yankee who's number was retired, with the number on the visitor's bullpen wall. Make sure you bring a camera into Monument Park, it is an experience you will never forget.
I almost forgot, they play baseball in Yankee Stadium too! I have been to about 30-40 Yankee games, and I have gone to ten straight opening days. Don't worry, there are venders that come around with food and drink so that you don't have to miss any of the action. Depending on where your sitting, you can just about see every part of the action. The seating price however, is ridiculous. I believe they now charge $60 for a lower lever seat. I will say that the money is worth it if you have that kind of money though.
The price of seats may be high, but the food and drink is not. You can find the best food in the food courts. Hot dogs, pretzels, sodas, beers, pizzas, ice cream, you name it they got it. The food in Yankee Stadium is very good, classic baseball food.
The upper deck is the only place where you will have a problem in Yankee Stadium, one of the corners of the stadium is cut off depending what section you are in, and the venders are very scared to come up that high. You can still see most of the action though.
Last Word: Yankee Stadium, you can't say it without thinking of all the history in that ballpark. Going to Yankee Stadium is almost like going to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. If you ever decide to go, remember to bring a camera. It is a certainty that you will not forget a trip to Yankee Stadium.
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Parking Availability: Busy But Manageable
Seat Location: Mid Level