Have a baseball road trip coming up? Well, in a bid to help you with your upcoming journeys, Big League Stew has solicited the help of the locals. Over the next month or so, we'll be hitting up our usual guest blogger crew to feature 10 tips for enjoying each of the 30 ballparks like the locals do. Have a suggestion in addition to the ones listed here? Make sure to list it in the comments below.
They paved paradise and put up an airport terminal. Sure, Old Yankee Stadium was crumbling and cramped, but it was also the best place in North America to watch a World Series game. So it’s a shame that Yankees ownership demolished the cathedral of sports and put up a shiny new, cavernous building with all the antiseptic and hollow feel of Newark Airport, Terminal C. All metal, concrete, and videoboards without much charm or character.
Still, it’s a great place to watch a baseball game (as long as you’re not a pampered hedge funder sitting in the luxury boxes behind home plate, only to disappear for innings at a time to enjoy the comforts of the private lounge. Yuck.) because, well, there’s not much else you’ll want to do besides watch the baseball game.
So follow these ever-so-helpful suggestions if you want the best experience with your first trip to the House that Jeter Built:
1. Go ahead, drive. Getting to Yankee Stadium by public transit is really quite simple provided you are coming from the right place. Visiting Manhattan? Great! Take the subway. Coming from upstate New York or Connecticut? Perfect! The Metro North will drop you off a block away. Traveling from anywhere else, though, you might as well drive because you willl have no trouble finding a parking spot. When the new Stadium was built, the team and the city vastly overestimated the number of spots needed and overbuilt the garages. Sadly, the parking fee is a walloping $35 in the garages close to the Stadium but if you park away a little bit, you’ll only pay $25. For a family of four, I’ll call that a bargain.Read More »from Yankee Stadium: A local’s guide to enjoying a road trip to the home of the New York Yankees