Earlier this afternoon, the MTA sent out a press release via e-mail about their plans for service to the Yankee Stadium opener tomorrow. Here are the complete details:
The fastest, easiest and most economical way for baseball fans to get to the new Yankee Stadium to watch their beloved Bronx Bombers is by riding a subway to the 161st Street-Yankee Stadium complex. The 4 B and D trains will take you to a fully accessible station right across from the new Yankee Stadium. A Yankees’ fan ticket to a ride is, of course, their MetroCard.
On opening day, Thursday, April 16, NYC Transit will have personnel on hand throughout the station complex directing customers to the new Yankee Stadium. Customers taking the 4 line to the game are advised to use the special events staircases at the southern end of the platforms, which will put them right across the street from the stadium. A special events station booth will also be manned before, during and after games, so customers can purchase MetroCards. In addition to Transit personnel providing directions, customers will notice signage directing them to the stadium entrance and to elevators.
The station complex is also fully ADA accessible for disabled customers. The complex boasts of five elevators and two escalators, which link the elevated 4 platforms with the mezzanine and the underground B D platforms.
“Yankees’ fans know the train to the game is the best way to go,” said MTA NYC Transit President Howard H. Roberts, Jr. “They don’t have to be worried about getting to the game late because of traffic congestion, or the difficulty of finding parking spaces in and around the stadium,” Roberts added. “The 4 Line team is ready to help Yankee fans begin a new season rooting on the bombers,” said Herbert Lambert, 4 Line General Manager. “The team has a brand new stadium, and we want fans to know we’re prepared to provide them the same reliable service they’ve grown accustomed to, both before and after games.”
Following the last out, the 4 Line team will be prepared to get fans home with additional Manhattan-bound service. To speed up the ride to and from the stadium, customers are advised to purchase their MetroCards in advance. In addition, customers needing help with travel plans to and from 161st Street-Yankee Stadium may call our Travel Information Center at 718-330-1234 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, or visit Trip Planner @ www.tripplanner.mta.info for customized bus and subway directions.
I can’t wait to have some time to catch a game at the new Stadium. I might try to get their for one of the first few games.
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