There isn’t a lot of room to tailgate around Yankee Stadium, but you’ll find plenty of places to grab a drink near Yankee Stadium before the game. Several of the bars nearby bars are home to New York City FC supporter groups, so stop by and join in the fun before heading to the stadium.
New York City FC may have just joined Major League Soccer a few years ago, but New Yorkers are already flocking to the team as it finally gives them a true New York-based MLS team to support. All around Yankee Stadium you’ll see the streets flooded with sky blue, which goes a long way in creating a festive atmosphere.
Finally, if this is your first trip to Yankee Stadium, make sure to stop by the Babe Ruth Plaza located outside the Great Hall. The plaza is dedicated to arguably the greatest player in the history of baseball making it a must-see for any sports fan.
Yankee Stadium Facade
The original Yankee Stadium was home to one of the most intimidating facades in professional sports and the new stadium is no different. Yankees stadium’s exterior gives off the feeling you're seeing a game somewhere special, so enjoy the aura and atmosphere that surrounds Yankee Stadium.
Where to tailgate
Garages and Parking Lots along River AvenueYou’ll find some of the best neighborhood tailgating atop the roofs of parking garages and in parking lots off of River Avenue.
Billy’s Sports BarIf you want to meet up with the largest NYCFC supporter group, then make sure to hit up Billy’s Sports Bar before the match. Billy’s is where the Third Rail party before the match, making it an excellent place to hang out before the action kicks off.
Yankee TavernJust one block from Yankee Stadium is the Yankee Tavern. The Yankee Tavern is the place fans go to get rowdy before kickoff, as well as the home of the Bronx Football Social Club, so if you’re looking to let loose this is the spot for you.
Yankee Bar & GrillYankee Bar & Grill is an excellent place to grab some drinks before an NYCFC match. The bar is also the home of the Hearts of Oak supporter group, so stop by and join in the fun.