MLB Stadium Series – First stop Yankee Stadium

Baseball is back in full swing after a shortened 2020 season due to Covid and the game is hot! I haven’t seen enthusiasm for the sport like this for a long time. With so many stars and so many great teams I’ve made it a point this summer to visit as many ballparks as possible. First on my list is Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The Yankees have been my favorite team since I was 6 years old and the first biographies I read as a kid were Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle. I had the pleasure of visiting this replica of the old Yankees Stadium back in 2009 when the Yankees won the World Series and this year I decided to go back for a game against the Angels to see another one of my favorite players Shohei Ohtani. Covid measures and security checks have made getting into the stadium tedious to say the least, but I finally made it in after checking in my backpack across the street at a Yankees memorabilia store for $20. Getting there was a breeze as I took the subway from Downtown after visiting the Statue of Liberty on a cruise which I will write about in a later post. The subway runs directly to the stadium from Manhattan and I took the 4 train there. Once inside the layout is similar to the old House that Ruth Built, but with modern updates like dine in restaurants, bars, and a massive scoreboard that lights up like the moon in it’s full LED beauty. I spent most of my time walking around taking pictures, then nestled into the left field stands to charge my phone on one of the many USB charging points throughout the stadium which I found to be very useful since I was running low on charge. I bought my tickets on my affiliate Golden tickets web site for about $40 which was a great deal I thought. Please check out that link for all your sporting, concert, and event ticketing needs, each purchase you make I’ll get a small commission that will help me maintain this blog. Finally, I had myself a polish sausage loaded with peppers, onions, and mustard. Boy was it good! The Yankees ended up winning with their ace Gerrit Cole coming away with the victory. You can find Yankees stadium at 1 E 161 St, Bronx, NY 10451. Take a look at my pictures below.