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The price you pay for parking: $19

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 27, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

I’m sure many of you have seen But for those who have not, it has all you need to know about where at park at the new Stadium.

Bottom line (as Derek Jeter likes to say): it’ll cost you $19. There are garages, surface lots, etc.

My understanding is that the new Metro North Station will not be ready for the first homestand. Presumably that will alleviate some of the parking concerns.

If you are planning to attend one of the Cubs game, get there early and avoid the hassle. It’ll be a circus at first.

UPDATE, 7:18 p.m.: Sam Borden toured the Stadium and reports that Lonn Trost said the Metro North Station would not be open until the third homestand, which starts on May 15.





48 Responses to “The price you pay for parking: $19”

  1. mko March 27th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    It’s ridiculous but probably on par with other teams’ parking…

  2. bodhisattva March 27th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Not that much different than $17 from last year.

  3. frankiedue March 27th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    cheaper than going to park at the prudential center in newark

  4. jennifer March 27th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I decided I am going to park downtown in the city and take the subway up. Well at least until the whole parking issue is settled.

  5. jennifer March 27th, 2009 at 1:11 pm


    What a joke parking is there. I had a parking pass, and they kept telling me to go to different lots. I would presume because they wouldn’t make any money off of me.

  6. Stephen March 27th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Pete, I am really getting annoyed with this, bad sight lines to field from bleachers, $2600 tickets, lousy handling of season ticket holders, now bad TV sight lines. So do they value fans? Do they care anymore. Or is it only about $$. I really am dissapointed in all this and am starting to feel that the game is becoming the least important thing. It is a game, a simply game. They are really getting away from the true fan and gearing more towards the rich fan. I hope the first ten rows are empty all year. I really do!

  7. TwentyThree March 27th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    If the Metro North Station is not ready how will that alleviate the parking concerns? Maybe tha was said in jest?

  8. Run Gardner Run March 27th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    I heard a few weeks ago, mid May the Metro North station will be open

  9. rbj March 27th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Ah, the benefits of the minor leagues: Mudhen tickets are $9, every seat is a good seat, parking is $5, or park 2 blocks away and it is free.

    Oh, and $7 for a 32 oz. beer.

  10. Yankee2123 March 27th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    The minor league park a couple of miles from my house is only five bucks.

  11. wood is good March 27th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    A circus at first? Send in the clowns….

  12. jennifer March 27th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    He’s already there is name is Randy. :)

  13. ZMAN7777 March 27th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    To answer Stephen’s question: It’s most definitely all about the money. The fan is the principal vehicle from which the teams can extract the maximum revenues. Know that if a team could fill a thousand luxury boxes, you wouldn’t even see individual seating.

    Teams will only address the average fan and try to improve his/her experience when they are needy. That doesn’t appear to be the case yet. Until then, enjoy those absurdly priced tickets.

  14. Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops - Latest Blog Entry: In Honor Of St. Patrick's Day March 27th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Another great Springsteen reference!

  15. Gmarchese(Yanks and More) March 27th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    There are always ways around that, im a season ticket holder and I never pay for parking, i always park up by the courthouse.

  16. Bronx Jeers March 27th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Mudhens? gotta be Toledo.

    that knowledge is courtesy of Corporal Klinger of course.

  17. ANSKY March 27th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    $19 for a few hours parking is actually a pretty good deal in some parts of the city. It may be the South Bronx but during the game it’s premium parking. I would never risk having my car anywhere near a big-event parking area in any case, but if I ever were to do so I wouldn’t be shocked by that price for parking in NYC.

    It’s a matter of value for the buck … paying $12 dollars for Foster’s Oil can just 2 years ago was a bit of a shock when you can buy three times that much beer for half that price with a discount card at the super market. Thus, the discussion about Camel Backs / Beer Bellys in the last thread.

  18. gayle March 27th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    One of the benefits of having my season tickets moved to weekdays is that I will take the subway from my office the B/D is a block away and leave my car in the lot where I park in the city for work.

  19. E-gawa March 27th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    3000 less seats per game should have alerted you to how much they actually care about the regular fan.

  20. Bronx Jeers March 27th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Sometimes I catch a ride with some guys that park around 149th st and hike it the half mile or so.

    They avoid the fee and they get to avoid a ton of traffic.

  21. Rishi March 27th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    woman pitcher debuts in japan:

  22. Giuseppe Franco March 27th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    $19 for parking really isn’t all that bad when you consider the cost of parking near Wrigley Field – which is more like $30 – $40.

  23. ANSKY March 27th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Jennifer – I drive home (to Queens) from work in Westchester. When I had an older car but don’t have time to drive home, I parked on 2nd or 3rd Ave near E86th Street (a #4 train stop) and take the subway.

    Most parking meters are in play until 7 I think, so you have to make sure you have enough quarters for about an hour on the parking meter (maybe a 2 bucks max) if you want to get there with time to spare.

    Don’t bother looking for spaces on the side streets, you’ll be lucky if you land something there as fast as on the Avenues.

  24. DT March 27th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    “$19 for parking really isn’t all that bad when you consider the cost of parking near Wrigley Field – which is more like $30 – $40.”

    What they don’t tell you –
    it’s $19 to get IN the parking lot.
    it’s $20 to get OUT.

  25. jennifer March 27th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I’m only driving downtown to meet up with a friend and go up to the game.

    Otherwise I’m not sure what I would do. The ferry has gotten expensive and it gets you to the game 10 minutes prior so goodbye pregame drink.

  26. Sampath March 27th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I have had the Saturday season ticket package since 1999 and have not paid for parking in a really long time. Parking on the street is not that difficult. It is also safe (for me and my car). The trick is one needs to be able to get there early enough to make the rounds and be willing to walk four or five blocks. The added benefit is that it ends up being significantly quicker than the lots to get on the road after the game ends.

  27. bdog375 March 27th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    This season needs to hurry up get here already!

  28. John Sterling March 27th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    In the 70sM y Dad used to park in Harlem and we would walk the MaCoombs Damn Bridge over.

  29. John in Ohio March 27th, 2009 at 1:41 pm


    I’m in Toledo, too. We love going to Fifth Third Field for Mud Hens games. Usually Blarney’s or Legends (Durty Bird)first for a couple of cold ones.

    Great stadium, for sure. A fun night out.

  30. teddy March 27th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    yanks just spend 400 plus million on 3 players. so do you want affordable tickets, sit in the bleachers or watch at home like i will with a hd tv. you want a championship caliber team everyear and a 200 million dollar payroll. sorry fellows some sarfrices are needed

  31. pat March 27th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I just drove by the stadium on the Deegan for the first time in a week or so. 2 digital graphic info boards are up on the outside of the stadium- one with the Cubs game info and one for the Indians opener. They’ve come a long way from the the black letters on the white background that says “Today Cubs 1:05″ on the outside of the Stadium next door.

  32. randy l. March 27th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    “woman pitcher debuts in japan”

    i saw that. interesting.
    i once caddied an lpga practice round that had joan joyce in the foursome. what an amazing athlete. played both pro softball ( in softball hall of fame), pro basketball and pro golf( 14 years lpga).

    “In exhibition games, she struck out Ted Williams at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury, CT in 1961 (also during a brief stint in 1966) and Hank Aaron in 1978.”-

    i have long been amazed by the women’s softball pitching motion. i’m pretty sure some women can throw a softball in the high 70′s and maybe the low 80′s . if they could do that with a hardball and could mix in a knuckle ball who knows?

  33. Doreen March 27th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Why do I get the feeling that for all the money being spent, this new construction was rushed? Whether it was to make sure they got the funding while the getting was hot, or to make sure Mr. Steinbrenner got to visit it once in his lifetime, there are some details that I can’t help but think if they’d taken a little bit more time on wouldn’t have been issues.

    Nothing to be said about the prices – that is what it is, and will be what it will be.

    But the obscured vision bleacher seats (elephant in the room!), the blocked sight lines (which they renovated the old stadium to remove!) and now poor camera angles for television (with their own network???) just points to someone not doing their job or doing their job too fast.

    The price of parking seems, actually, fairly reasonable, based on my experience. We drive and park everywhere and that’s about what ya pay nowadays. Considering most people are at the ballpark for more than 3 hours, that’s not atrocious.

  34. Giuseppe Franco March 27th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    I’d bet other stadiums go through these issues as well.

    There are just too many variables involved here and it’s impossible to think of everything.

    But just like the team, any issues are magnified by the media because it’s Yankee Stadium and because of the money they spent to build it.

    Everything has to go perfect without a hitch or the jackals will come out and nitpick.

  35. curious March 27th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    “the blocked sight lines (which they renovated the old stadium to remove!)”

    what blocked sight lines are you referring to?

    and why don’t we wait, i don’t know, until Opening Day before we decide the telecast is a failure?

    Pete reports something someone told him, and everyone takes it as gospel that the TV angles are bad.

    if they are, they will get fixed. Crikies.

  36. CompassRosy March 27th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    it’ll cost you $19.
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    Wow. I thought it would be a lot more in NY. Cheapest around Safeco Field / Qwest Field is about $25 for baseball, upwards of $30 for football and about $50 during the any playoffs (course we haven’t had to worry about those pesky little games for awhile now)

    Anyway – that’s why I take the bus :-)

  37. Doreen March 27th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Curious -

    When they did the renovations to the old stadium they took out a lot of stanchions that used to block people’s sight lines. While you are correct (let’s actually go to the stadium and see what’s what), I have read that there are some seats with blocked sightlines (aside from the bleachers).

    Hey, if I turn out to be wrong, I’ll issue a formal apology, okay? :lol:

    And no one said anything about failure.

    But these days, don’t they make models of things before they actually go ahead and build them? And don’t they even sometimes work up computer-generated 3D graphics of what something will build up to? So, if those things were done, wouldn’t it have been kinda evident that the people in the bleachers might have the view of the opposite outfield blocked by the centerfield restaurant?

    I’m just sayin’ it looks like some details were missed, and I think they may have rushed through, or found the problems too late in the process to do anything about in time for the stadium opening.

    In terms of the television sight lines, I’m sure they’ll be satisfactorily addressed. But usually it’s better to anticipate possible problems, rather than have to react to something after the fact.

    Just sayin’, not indictin’ anyone. :)

  38. stanzy March 27th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    @TwentyThree – He meant it will alleviate the problems when it’s done.

  39. curious March 27th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    fair enough Doreen, i wasn’t trying to pick on you. i’m just put off by the constant negativity on this site.

    we can’t even wait until the FIRST GAME to complain?

    last night, i was wathing Rags’ no hitter on YES. pretty crappy telecast. yet, the stadium is the same as it was last season.

    surely there is technology that can make improvements.

  40. Frank March 27th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    I’ve been in philly for a few years not and as much as its not NY, parking for free in FDR park right next to the stadium where we can grill and play wiffle ball for hours before the game is great. Its about the only thing I’d trade for though.

  41. Commish March 27th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    In what world did the old stadium not have blocked sightlines (even post renovations)?

  42. Mac March 27th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Parking one mile away is considered cheap at $50.00 for a space at Boston Field in Boston.

  43. Max March 27th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    ….Another $19 I’ll save simply by watching the games on YES.

  44. Whatever March 27th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I’ll start thinking about going when the train station is completed.

  45. abbyrose March 27th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Thanks for the link for parking info. I did not know about the prepay opportunity. (My partial season tickets haven’t arrived yet.) I got a spot right across the street from the stadium. This should be a lot less stressful than hoping the lots don’t fill up (and being forced to park in the dreaded garage).

  46. Mike March 28th, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Relax fellow fans. This is the scene from Casablanca. Gambling?? I’m shocked, shocked!!!!” It’s the 21st Century, the Yankees just built a magnificent ballpark and there’s bitching about the parking prices–I’m shocked, shocked.

  47. Bronx Baseball Daily March 28th, 2009 at 10:11 am

    I heard rumors that it would be either $30 or $40 so this is actually a big relief. Although I take the subway anyways so it doesn’t matter much.

  48. ChrisinCT March 28th, 2009 at 10:15 am

    In 1999 I went to a Red Sox game in Boston. Then it was $20 to park, but since I had a full size van, they wanted to charge me $40! They said it was due to it taking two spots. I responded, “maybe if you park it, but I’ll get it into one” The guy still wanted $40 so I told him to stick it and I parked elsewhere. I actually parked in a Burger King lot that charged $20. The guy there wasn’t happy to see me either but the sign said van parking. He said what I was driving wasn’t a van, it was “jeep” I said, “there are lots of Jeeps here so lets go.” I take the same van to the yankees and get charged the standard rate.

    The parking is going to go up, but I feel pretty secure parking in those lots.

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