Wednesday, August 4

Six things to know about visiting Yankee Stadium this summer

After final yr’s lackluster MLB semi-season (we do not get into it), New York Metropolis stadiums are open at full capability for baseball spectators! After a fast stint as a vaccination web site, Yankee Stadium is again in full swing, with a couple of pandemic-friendly adjustments to assist hold company and staff protected this season. Here is what to know earlier than you go:

Yankee Stadium is totally cash-less this season

Don’t fret about stopping at an ATM earlier than the sport—your paper’s no good right here! Until you are planning on shopping for swag, snacks or water bottles from distributors exterior the gates, you do not want money. To maintain transactions fast, all funds contained in the stadium have to be via a debit or bank card. If you do not have a credit score or debit card, change money at a “reverse ATM” contained in the stadium, which is able to problem a MasterCard debit card in $1 denominations, which could be spent wherever, even after you permit the sport.

Distributors aren’t strolling via the stands 

Hawking, or in-seat merchandising is paused this season, so anticipate to face up and wait in line on your beer, peanuts and Cracker Jacks. Outdoors meals is allowed within the stadium, if you wish to BYO snacks and sealed water bottles, however anticipate longer than normal traces, because of the restricted choices (some distributors and meals stands are additionally closed).

UberEats enables you to pre-order concessions 

The Yankees have teamed up with UberEats to let patrons pre-order from varied concession stands, a lot of which is able to shut off their UberEats capability when traces surge. Anticipate to attend on your meals to be ready, after which in line once more to select up your order. Whereas this generally is a shortcut, standing in line could also be your quickest path to scorching cheese fries.

Your condiment utilization is proscribed

This is probably not a giant deal, however know that you simply will not be capable to endlessly pump ketchup and scorching sauce onto your scorching canine—the condiment stations are closed! Bear in mind to ask for the condiments you need when your meals is prepared, or else you are just about out of luck. 

Face masks are presently not required for the vaccinated

At present, all totally vaccinated company can go mask-free at Yankee Stadium, although masks are requested to be worn in bogs and different communal indoor places. Youngsters over three who usually are not vaccinated are anticipated to put on a masks all through the sport, until actively consuming or consuming. 

Laptops and tablets are nonetheless banned

Whilst many people proceed to work remotely, leaving your tech at house is a necessity when visiting Yankee Stadium. Laptops and tablets usually are not allowed previous safety, so if you wish to dial into that Zoom assembly from the bleachers, you higher plan on utilizing your cellphone (WiFi is on the market, although inconsistent, within the stadium)