Things to See at the Stadium
The Big Bat
A huge 138-foot pipe in the shape of a baseball bat greets visitors to the New York Yankee Stadium. Louisville Slugger, the famous baseball equipment production company, sponsored the model, designed to look like Babe Ruth’s bat.
The Stadium Fašade
One of the icons of the New York Yankee Stadium is its famous façade – white arches that run around the roof of the stadium’s upper deck. The arches were originally copper but were painted white in the 1960s. When the stadium was renovated in the 1970s, most of the façade was removed and a replica was strung across the billboards and scoreboards. There are plans to construct the façade on the upper deck roof of the new Yankee stadium.
Located inside the Yankee Stadium, Monument Park contains plaques and memorials to all the baseball greats in the team’s history. The park is situated behind the left-center field fence of the stadium. Visitors to Monument Park can see memorials dedicated to New York Yankee legends such as Miller Huggins (team manager in the 1920s), Jacob Rupert (Yankee owner from 1915 to 1939), Babe Ruth, the mythological Yankee player who ruled from 1920-1934, Joe DiMaggio, another great player during the late ‘30s and the ‘40s, and the more contemporary player Reggie Jackson.
The right back corner of Monument Park also contains a memorial plaque for the victims of the World Trade Center terror attack of September 11, 2002.
Visitors to the New York Yankee Stadium can take advantage of several types of guided tours of the facility. Times and dates are obviously subject to change and visitors should check with the tour organizers directly to ensure accurate details.
The Classic Tour
Up to 11 people can take part in this one-hour tour that takes them to see some of the more classic features of the stadium, including the field, the dugout, the clubhouse (when this is available), the press box and Monument Park. This tour is held daily, except when the Yankees are playing at home.
The Champions Tour
The Champions Tour incorporates all the features of the Classic Tour, with the addition of a film about the history of the stadium that is shown in the Adidas suite.
The Champions Plus Tour
This is the ideal tour for groups of between 12 and 25 people. It includes the Champion Tour, with the addition of an extra tour of the Club Level. Visitors get to tour the Great Moments Room, the Yankee Club and a luxury suite. A promotional gift is handed out to visitors at the end of this tour that lasts just over an hour and a half.
Shopping and Dining
The Yankees Team Store is located at Gate 4 alongside the Big Bat. The shop features authentic team apparel such as jerseys and other sportswear. Visitors can also purchase memorable souvenirs including exclusive items, collectables and gifts. The store also offers clothing for men, women and children.
The Sidewalk Café is the perfect place to grab something to eat before an exciting Yankees game. Conveniently situated between gates six and four, the café offers authentic ballpark food or visitors may bring their own.