This Saturday we were invited to join some of our best friends at the Yankees game. We’re not a big baseball family and our four year old is so hyper it’s hard to imagine her doing anything in a seat for a couple hours, but I was surprisingly excited about game night.
We took the subway to Yankees Stadium to avoid the traffic and parking madness. It was super easy and the D train drops you off right at the stadium.
You’re allowed to bring food and drink (as long as the drink is in a clear plastic bottle and factory seal isn’t broken) so we picked up a bucket of fried chicken and waters at a restaurant right off the train before we headed into the stadium. Click here for the stadium’s carry-in policy.
Immediately the kids felt the excitement in the air, their faces were so alive, taking in all the cheering fans, vendors, lights, advertisements, food and music. Going to a game is really quite a circus and we all enjoyed every minute.
There was a little baseball watching involved but mostly we enjoyed showing the kids all the fan chants and claps, how to get the cotton candy man to come your way, how to stand at attention during the National Anthem and how to go crazy when the Yankees score two runs. We didn’t stay for the whole game because the kids were crashing from all the sugar and we knew it would be best to get them home on their own two feet rather than carrying moody preschoolers.
We’ll definitely be going to more games with our 4 year old. Yankees Stadium is a great place for kids to be kids, young and old. The Yankees offer approximately 10 games a year with $5 tickets, we’ll be keeping our eyes open for those deals!
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We got pegged as tourists, a local asked us where we’re from as we were all waiting for the subway in our Yankees hats 🙂
My daughter still has to be told not to put her mouth on the subway pole. eewww.