Today, the New York Yankees and New York City FC are pleased to announce that Yankee Stadium will undergo its first series of major design enhancements which are intended to improve the guest experience for soccer fans of all ages.
Enhancements will include seven new social gathering spaces and additional dynamic food and beverage areas. Construction will begin this week for an anticipated debut for the 2017 regular season.
"We have listened to ours fans and ticketholders and their top requests were for more family-friendly and socially-oriented spaces at Yankee Stadium," said Yankees Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner. "Having these types of spaces in Yankee Stadium is fundamental to the expectations of our fans, and we look forward to making them a huge part of the Yankee Stadium experience in 2017 and beyond."
Jon Patricof, President of New York City FC, said: “We are pleased that these additions to Yankee Stadium will improve and expand fan experiences, providing more diverse options for families and unique opportunities for our supporters to socialize.”
Highlights of the enhancements include:
The following new Yankee Stadium food and drink locations will be accessible to all Yankee Stadium Guests, regardless of their ticketed seat.
MASTERCARD BATTER’S EYE DECK: Located on the 200 level in center field with a clear, sweeping view of the entire Stadium, the MasterCard Batter's Eye Deck will be expanded to 3,500 square feet and will include drink-rails overlooking the field. This outdoor gathering space will feature craft beers, cocktails and a large selection of food options.
LANDING AREAS: The new left- and right- field landing areas (on the 100 Level in the former Sections 239 and 201, respectively) will be open-air social gathering areas. Both landings will feature their own specialty food and drink options. Drink-rail locations at the landings will have power/USB outlets. As a result of this reconfiguration, all obstructed-view seats in the bleachers will be removed.
AT&T SPORTS LOUNGE featuring DirecTV service: The new AT&T Sports Lounge featuring DirecTV service at Section 134 on the Field Level will include a full bar with craft beers and cocktails. Tables, stools and large-screen televisions tuned to the Yankees broadcast and other live sporting events will provide a sports-bar atmosphere on the Stadium's main outdoor concourse in left field. Additionally, power/USB outlets will be available for charging phones or tablets.
All areas described above will be open for New York City FC fans to enjoy in 2017. The impending construction will affect a very limited number of ticketholders for potential New York City FC playoff matches in 2016, all of whom will be directly contacted by the club.
Fans who would like to see renderings and stay up-to-date with 2017 Yankee Stadium enhancements, should visit: www.yankees.com/enhancements