Yankee Stadium

I finally got to see the new Yankee Stadium. It was November, so obviously no game – but they do stadium tours in the offseason.  Actually, Army (West Point) had just played a football game the Saturday before so you can see where the field is still set up for football. I knew about the Pinstripe Bowl, but didn’t know they played other college football games there too.

This is a picture taken from the press box. You can get a good sense of the different levels beyond the left field foul pole.

Yankee Stadium

Here’s another shot from the press box showing the 1st base side:

Yankee Stadium

 

Here are the seats behind home plate. (Home plate is normally about where the goal post is.)

Yankee Stadium

 

Here’s a view of the seats behind home plate taken from Monument Park in the outfield. The quality isn’t great (taken through a net), but you get the idea.

Yankee Stadium

 

I highly recommend the stadium tour. Not only can you have a leisurely visit in Monument Park (as opposed to being rushed through before a game), but you get to see the Yankees Museum inside the stadium, which has Babe Ruth’s and Lou Gehrig’s jerseys, World Series trophies and all kinds of other great memorabilia.