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Photo © 2006 Kjetil Ree.
Road Trip to Yankee Stadium
I was expecting more of a thrill upon entering Yankee Stadium, or even arriving to its perimeter, but it didn't thrill me. Subway tracks obscured one
side and I just couldn't get a vantage point to take it in. The bleachers are set behind the statue display (indeed the adoration of fans for the
players struck me as almost pagan) so I didn't see an advantage there, other than the fact fans are not allowed alcohol in the bleachers, which made
for a laid back, family-friendly environment. Despite that, just knowing how much baseball history has taken place makes this ballpark a one of the
great icons of the baseball experience.
2008 is the final season to enjoy Yankee Stadium, so make it while you can, and then come back next year to take in the new ballpark, being built
- Official Regular Season Schedule
- Ballpark Ticket Office: (718) 293-6000.
- Official ticket information
- Location: 161st Street and River Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451
- Ballpark Directions
- Radio: WCBS-AM 880.
You don't really want to stay near the ballpark...instead, stay in Manhattan and
enjoy New York City to its fullest!
For more information on nearby lodging, click here.
- Comfort Inn Midtown, 129 W. 46th Street.
- La Quinta Manhattan, 17 West 32nd Street
- Holiday Inn Midtown,
- Hampton Inn, Manhattan Chelsea
- Airport: La Guardia International (LGA), John F. Kennedy
International Airport(JFK), Newark
International Airport(EWR). A best kept secret: it's easy to take a bus into Manhattan from Newark.
New York has got it all. World-class museums, theatre, music, seashores, shopping, dining - you name it.
Anything we could write here would not do this city justice. Nevertheless, a few starting ideas and
resources are worth while. First, a subway map.
(Don't be afraid of the subway.) Watch the taping of the
David Letterman Show. Go to the Knitting Factory
for an evening of avant garde music. See a Broadway show. Shop at the Macy's on 34th Street. Go
to the < href = "http://www.guggenheim.org/new_york_index.shtml"> Guggenheim Museum and
gaze at some of the best art ever created, or the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
for a contemporary gaze. And afterwards, take a walk through Central Park if the weather is enticing for
And if you need a trip away from the Big Apple, drive out to just west of Monsey to Harriman State Park for some
decent hiking. The in New Jersey is another good hiking spot,
and canoe enthusiasts can travel
down the rivers and streams in the Garden State for a tranquil afternoon. And of course, there's always the beaches.
- Closest Major League Baseball Teams: New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies
- Nearby Minor League Ballparks: