In Game

In true Yankees fashion, Yankee Stadium is the most expensive ballpark ever built and designed. The stadium commemorates the original stadium from 1923 as well as the post-renovation 1970’s renovation version meaning you’ll find plenty of homages to the Yankees past here. The seating is even laid out in the original grandstand seating design.

In addition to the stadium paying tribute to the original Yankee Stadium, you’ll also find lots of tributes to past Yankees greats. The Great Hall is filled with banners celebrating past players, and there is a Yankee Museum chalked full of memorabilia from the team’s past. Finally, make sure to check out the famous Monument Park behind center field where you’ll find tributes to a bunch of Yankees greats.

The new Yankee Stadium does an excellent job of preserving the franchise’s rich history making a trip to Yankee Stadium a great time for any Yankees fan or baseball lover.

Things to check out

Great Hall

Just inside the main gate is the Great Hall, a hallway lined with images of Yankees legends such as Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio. Take some time before the game to explore the Great Hall and see all that Yankee Stadium has to offer.

Yankee Museum

If you continue through the Great Hall, you’ll eventually reach the Yankee Museum, which cycles through exhibits, so there’s always something new to see. It also features the “Ball Wall,” which contains 870 baseballs signed by Yankee coaches, players, managers, and executives with the hopes of eventually containing the signature of every player to ever wear a Yankees uniform.

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Monument Park

Behind the center field wall is Monument Park, a tribute to some of the greatest in Yankee history. Come check out famous Yankee legends immortalized in bronze statues in this beautiful park.

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Frieze

When visiting Yankee Stadium make sure to check out the famous Yankee Stadium frieze. The frieze is one of the most well known features of any ballpark, so enjoy the opportunity to see it in person when attending a Yankees game.

No Names on Back of Jerseys

You’ll notice that there are no names on the back of Yankees player jerseys. Interestingly enough, they were one of the first teams to add numbers to their jerseys in 1929 but have held out on the names for years.

Roll Call

The Bleacher Creatures (see below) take it upon themselves to “roll call” all the Yankees players, until each and every one of them has acknowledged the section. Some players salute, while others just point to the section. The tradition takes place during first inning of every home games and is one of the best things about taking in a game at Yankee Stadium.

Bleacher Creatures

One of the most important traditions in Yankee Stadium is the Bleacher Creatures. Arguably one of the most die-hard and loyal fan bases in all of baseball, the Bleacher Creatures make their presence known at every game in Section 203. The founding of this section is attributed to Ali Ramirez, who used to ring a cowbell to get the crowd going. He has unfortunately since passed away, but the tradition of the cowbell lives on through Creature Milton Ousland. Don’t be surprised to hear them yelling “Asshole!” to fans of the opposing team and other obscenities; this section is not for the faint of heart.

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Fight Songs

  1. New York, New York

    By Frank Sinatra, played after wins (the Liza Minnelli version after losses) in Yankee Stadium

    Start spreading the news
    I am leaving today
    I want to be a part of it
    New York, New York

    These vagabond shoes
    Are longing to stray
    Right through the very heart of it
    New York, New York

    I want to wake up in a city
    That doesn’t sleep
    And find I’m king of the hill
    Top of the heap

    These little town blues
    Are melting away
    I’ll make a brand new start of it
    In old New York

    If I can make it there
    I’ll make it anywhere
    It’s up to you
    New York, New York

    New York, New York
    I want to wake up in a city
    That never sleeps
    And find I’m a number one
    Top of the list
    King of the hill
    A number one

    These little town blues
    All melting away
    I am gonna make a brand new start of it
    In old New York

    And if I can make it there
    I’m gonna make it anywhere
    It’s up to you
    New York, New York, New York

  2. YMCA

    You can watch the grounds crew rock out to YMCA while manicuring the infield mid-game

    Young man, there’s no need to feel down.
    I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground.
    I said, young man, ’cause you’re in a new town
    There’s no need to be unhappy.

    Young man, there’s a place you can go.
    I said, young man, when you’re short on your dough.
    You can stay there, and I’m sure you will find
    Many ways to have a good time.

    It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
    It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.

    They have everything for young men to enjoy,
    You can hang out with all the boys…

    It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
    It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.

    You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal,
    You can do whatever you feel…

    Young man, are you listening to me?
    I said, young man, what do you want to be?
    I said, young man, you can make real your dreams.
    But you got to know this one thing!

    No man does it all by himself.
    I said, young man, put your pride on the shelf,
    And just go there, to the Y.M.C.A.
    I’m sure they can help you today.

    It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
    It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.

    They have everything for young men to enjoy,
    You can hang out with all the boys…

    It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
    It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.

    You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal,
    You can do whatever you feel…

    Young man, I was once in your shoes.
    I said, I was down and out with the blues.
    I felt no man cared if I were alive.
    I felt the whole world was so jive…

    That’s when someone came up to me,
    And said, young man, take a walk up the street.
    There’s a place there called the Y.M.C.A.
    They can start you back on your way.

    It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
    It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.

    They have everything for young men to enjoy,
    You can hang out with all the boys…

    Y.M.C.A… you’ll find it at the Y.M.C.A.

    Young man, young man, there’s no need to feel down.
    Young man, young man, get yourself off the ground.

    Y.M.C.A… you’ll find it at the Y.M.C.A.

    Young man, young man, there’s no need to feel down.
    Young man, young man, get yourself off the ground.

    Y.M.C.A… just go to the Y.M.C.A.

    Young man, young man, are you listening to me?
    Young man, young man, what do you wanna be?

  3. Workaholic

    The first few seconds of this 1992 hit by 2 Unlimited is played after every run scored during the game

    [1st person:] Ok, let’s go to work!
    [2nd person:] Who the fuck are you?!
    [3rd person:] The workaholic!

    [3rd person:] The workaholic!

    [Ray:] The workaholic he works every day
    24 hours, no time to play
    He won’t quit; he’s addicted to work
    I think he’s going out like a jerk
    Working, working, what can you do?
    See the light from a different point of view
    Ready in the morning for the bell to chime
    I think he’s glad it’s working time!

    [3rd person:] The workaholic!

    [Chorus:]
    [Anita:] Work your body, baby work your soul
    Keep on workin’ workin’ to the bone
    Work your body, baby, work your soul
    I’m a workaholic when I’m on the floor!

    [3rd person:] The workaholic!

    [Ray:] First like a jerk, why you always work?
    Messing up your mind with that paperwork?
    The only think you need is to break ball is work, and yo, and that’s all
    They do it for money, but he for fun
    He won’t get away until the job is done
    Drinkin’ drinkin’ like an alchoholic
    The guy is just a workaholic!

    [3rd person:] The workaholic!
    [3rd person:] The workaholic![3rd person:] The workaholic!

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