New York Yankee Stadium – Tourist Attractions in Bronx, New York City
New York Yankee Stadium –
New York Yankee Stadium
Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. Located at East 161st Street and River Avenue in the Bronx, New York City, it originally opened on April 18, 1923 and reopened on April 15, 1976 after an extensive three year renovation. The first night game was played on May 28, 1946.
Yankee Stadium is often referred to as “The House that Ruth Built”, but usually as simply “The Stadium”. It was the first baseball park to be labeled a “Stadium” rather than a “Field,” a “Park,” or a “Grounds,” and it conformed to the usage of the term in ancient Greece, where a stadium was a foot-race arena. Yankee Stadium’s field was initially surrounded by a (misshapen) quarter-mile running track. That track effectively also served as an early “warning track” for fielders, a feature now standard in all major league ballparks.
Monument Park is a section of Yankee Stadium which contains the Yankees’ retired numbers, a collection of monuments and plaques pertaining to the New York Yankees and other events to take place at the stadium and in the city.
One of the most distinguishing characteristics of Yankee Stadium is the facade. Originally, the facade was a series of copper arches (painted white in the 1960s) that ran around the roof of the grandstand’s upper deck. However, the renovation of the 1970s greatly scaled back this roof, and the facade was removed. A white replica was run along the bleacher billboards and scoreboard, where it stands to this day. In the new stadium, the facade will return to the upper deck roof.
The Facade is used as an icon for Yankee Stadium, and the New York Yankees ballclub. This can be clearly seen in its major use in graphics for the YES Network.
While it is called “the Facade” by fans, broadcasters, and Yankees officials, the term “facade” has nothing at all to do with it. The correct term would be “frieze”, which is used very sparingly. It seems, however, that the Yankee organization is trying to shift to “The Frieze” when referring to this fixture in the new stadium, where it will be restored to its old position.
Yankee Stadium Photos
The Big Bat
Outside the stadium’s main entrance gate, stands a 138-foot tall exhaust pipe in the shape of a baseball bat, complete with tape at the handle that frays off at the end. It is sponsored by Louisville Slugger, which leads to many people referring to it as “The Louisville Slugger”. Is designed to look like a Babe Ruth model. “The Big Bat” is often used as a meeting place for people who will be sitting at games together but arriving separately.
161st Street and River Avenue
Bronx, New York City 10451
The Yankee Stadium Subway stop is located right outside the Stadium at the corner of 161st St. and River Ave. The Stadium is conveniently reached by several subway lines and a trip from midtown Manhattan takes less than 25 minutes. The #4 train, as well as the B (weekdays only) and D trains make stops at 161st St./Yankee Stadium. Metro North train service to Connecticut and Westchester County is available at the 125th St. subway stop.
Several New York Transit Authority Bus Lines provide convenient service to Yankee Stadium. The BX 6, BX 13 and BX 55 buses stop at 161st St./Grand Concourse, a short walk from the Stadium. If you or your group travels to Yankee Stadium in a private bus, parking is located at 164th and 165th Streets and River Ave. Police will direct you to that area.
Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees) MLB Baseball Park Replica Stadium – Silver Series – $20.00 USD
Welcome to the world of Sport Collectors Guild! Introducing the most dynamic collectible line that was voted The most innovative collectible line in 1997. Each uniquely magnificent replica is made of natural stone. A time consuming, individualized process is then employed to achieve the delicate detail that characterizes each piece. The reward is an enchanting visual delight. All components used by the Arizona artists, including 935 colors of varnishes, resins, inks and antiquings, are American produced. Handcrafted in Phoenix, Arizona Fans in the arena are painted in the colors of the team Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 2
Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees) Limited Edition MLB Baseball Park Replica Stadium – Gold Series – $40.00 USD
Welcome to the world of Sport Collectors Guild! Introducing the most dynamic collectible line that was voted The most innovative collectible line in 1997. Each uniquely magnificent replica is made of natural stone. A time consuming, individualized process is then employed to achieve the delicate detail that characterizes each piece. The reward is an enchanting visual delight. All components used by the Arizona artists, including 935 colors of varnishes, resins, inks and antiquings, are American produced. Handcrafted in Phoenix, Arizona Fans in the ballpark are painted in the colors of the team Sculptures individually numbered to 4,750 Collector card included Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 3
Yankee Stadium (Bronx, NY) 18 x 18 Framed Stadium View Photograph – $75.00 USD
Includes photograph and an information card about the stadium. Limited edition to the year the stadium was built. Signed by the artist, Ira Rosen. Includes certificate of authenticity.
Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees) 12 x 15 Plaque with 8 x 10 Stadium Photograph – $34.99 USD
Yankee Stadium home to the famed New York Yankees has many great memories and traditions. Ready to hang, this 12×15 black marble finished plaque comes with an 8×10 photo and a silver satin plate displaying the field seating chart and stadium dimensions. A great gift for all fans!
New York Yankees Tavern – $45.00 USD
Item # 59225The sign reads “Pub”, not “Tavern”.
Retirement Date: December 31, 2005!
New York Yankees Refreshments Stand – $17.50 USD
Item # 59437
Retirement Date: December 31, 2005!