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MLB Ballpark Rankings: New York Yankees
New York Yankees
New York Yankees
Yankee Stadium|Capacity: 57,545|Opened: 1923
OVERALL RANK
20
Yankee Stadium
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Category Rank (1-30)
29
Affordability
How would you rate the affordability of a trip to your hometown ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
30.8% 29.8% 23.1% 8.1% 8.1%
Ticket Costs
Average Ticket % Increase From 2007 MLB Rank MLB Average Ticket
$41.40 18.1% 28th $25.43
Category Rank (1-30)
29
Food
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
8.3% 16.3% 49.1% 18.7% 7.7%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
41.5% 27.6% 16.1% 12.6% 2.2%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "It's not actually inside the stadium but outside of it: the sausage and peppers are out of this world."
  • "A N.Y. knish or a black and white cookie."
  • "I try not to spend a month's paycheck for food at the ballpark. I usually spend $15 on a hamburger, fries and the smallest diet soda they provide. It doesn't even come with a lid, which just serves to aggravate me even more. They have a captive audience. I eat because I get hungry after spending two hours in traffic, another two hours waiting for the game to start, sit through a three hour game, and spend another two to three hours getting back home. Don't forget, this is New York we are talking about, you can't just leave an hour before game time. You still have to go up the NJ Turnpike, get over the bridge and try your best to park in the same zip code."
  • "If you go to Yankee Stadium, you have to try the popcorn. It is almost as good as the popcorn you get at the movie theater."
  • "Yankee Stadium allows fans to bring food and plastic bottles. We grab sandwiches from a fantastic deli just outside the stadium and a few liter bottles of soda or water. Three of us eat and hydrate for a total of $25. We'll get the occasional beer inside the stadium, but we'll do without more often than not. It's a great food bargain because of their policy allowing food from outside."
Category Rank (1-30)
4
Team Quality
How would you rate the quality of the product currently being put on the field by the hometown team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
2% 1.1% 4.9% 21.6% 70.3%
Which player on your team is the most worth paying to watch?
Alex Rodriguez Derek Jeter Joba Chamberlain Mariano Rivera Robinson Cano
40.4% 32.1% 10.6% 6% 2.7%
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Category Rank (1-30)
2
History & Tradition
How would you rate the sense of tradition and history at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
1.6% 0.6% 0.6% 4.1% 93.2%
Category Rank (1-30)
13
Ballpark Atmosphere
How would you rate the atmosphere at the game?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
2.5% 0.4% 2.9% 14.2% 80.1%
How would you rate the level of personal comfort when you are sitting in your seat?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
5.1% 9.9% 44.8% 21.9% 18.3%
Category Rank (1-30)
3
Fan Intelligence
How would you rate the "baseball intelligence" of the home fans?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
3% 1.6% 8.4% 31.6% 55.3%
Category Rank (1-30)
28
Fan Hospitality
How would you rate the hospitality offered to fans of the opposing team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
22.2% 22.1% 34.2% 11.1% 10.4%
What is the worst incident you've witnessed against an opposing fan or yourself?
  • "I've seen beer being thrown at somebody wearing another team's jersey."
  • "I've seen beer getting dumped on one of those stupid Red Sox fans harassing Yankee pitchers in the bullpen."
  • "One time, there was a Red Sox fan and we all booed him right out of the stadium. It was very funny. That's what you get for going to the stadium with a Red Sox jersey and hat on."
  • "Usually, even if the Yanks aren't playing the Sox, or the Mets, someone will wear one of those teams' jerseys in the bleachers. Of course, everyone sees them, and lets the obscenities and middle fingers fly. I once saw a Red Sox hat get thrown out onto the field."
  • "I got pick-pocketed once. Caught him though."
Category Rank (1-30)
22
Promotions
How would you rate the quality of the promotions/giveaways offered by the home team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
7% 8.8% 46.8% 23.9% 13.5%
What is the best promotion/giveaway your team has offered? What is the worst? What is a promotion you'd like to see?
  • "The best promotion was Sock Night at a game against the Mariners. Darryl Strawberry hit the game-winner and the socks piled onto the field."
  • "The worst was one of the bobblehead nights when they only gave them out to kids. I hate paying 10-year-olds $10 to get a bobblehead."
  • "Billy Crystal Bobblehead Day!"
  • "I would like it if there was a "Fans Named Andrew Stanton Win a Night with Laura Posada" night, but so far, the Yankees have ignored my many requests."
  • "Best -- 1978 team mug with Reggiebar and Baby Ruth inside."
Category Rank (1-30)
26
Getting To The Game
How would you rate the traffic to and from the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
41.5% 24.6% 23.6% 5.8% 4.5%
How would you rate the parking availability/cost at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
40.6% 28.7% 20.2% 6.5% 4.1%
How would you rate the public transportation options to and from the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
5.7% 5.5% 22% 30.6% 36.2%
Category Rank (1-30)
16
Neighborhood
How would you rate the dining and drinking options within walking distance of the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
22.2% 22.4% 25.7% 16.5% 13.2%

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