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Yankee Stadium Policies and Procedures

Safety is the No. 1 priority at Yankee Stadium, and the Yankees will take every reasonable step to provide a secure and enjoyable environment for everyone entering the Stadium.

In addition to the presence of security personnel and uniformed police officers throughout the Stadium, the Yankees administer several important security measures in accordance with Major League Baseball security regulations and in conjunction with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

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    Alcohol Policy

    Legends Hospitality is the exclusive provider of concessions and catering services at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees and Legends Hospitality work together to promote the responsible use of alcohol.

    The Yankees prohibit anyone from bringing alcohol into the Stadium. Anyone who deliberately conceals alcohol while attempting to enter the Stadium will be denied entry without refund and will face possible arrest and/or revocation of season tickets and/or future ticket privileges. Those who are or appear to be impaired will be denied entry. Alcoholic beverages may not be removed from the Stadium.

    Proof of Identification

    • Guests must be 21 years of age or older to purchase or consume alcohol. Proper identification is required of all Guests and must be presented, regardless of age, to purchase any alcoholic beverage.
    • Attempting to use fraudulent identification, purchasing alcohol for a minor or any Guest who has been denied alcohol service, and/or attempting to purchase or possessing alcohol as a minor will result in immediate ejection without refund and possible arrest and/or revocation of season tickets and/or future ticket privileges.

    Possession

    • There is a limit of two alcoholic beverages per Guest, per sale at concessions stands and portable carts on the concourses of the Field, Main and Terrace/Grandstand Levels and a limit of one alcoholic beverage per Guest, per sale at portable carts in the Bleachers and from vendors selling in the seating areas.
    • The Yankees and Legends Hospitality reserve the right to deny the sale or service of alcohol to Guests who show signs of impairment. Guests found in possession of alcohol after being warned not to consume or purchase alcohol face immediate ejection without refund and possible arrest and/or revocation of season tickets and/or future ticket privileges. It is a violation of New York State law to serve alcohol to anyone visibly impaired.
    Sale of Alcohol - Start Times

    Sunday day games:

    Pursuant to New York State law, no alcohol can be served in the Stadium prior to noon on Sunday.

    • Alcohol sales in the following areas begin at noon: Yankees Premium-area bars, lounges and clubs (please see "Yankees Premium" ); the Club Suite; Luxury and Party City Party Suites; the Field MVP Outdoor Suite Boxes; the Audi Yankees Club; the Mohegan Sun Sports Bar; the Sunrun Rooftop Deck; the Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar; concessions stands and portable carts.
    • In-seat wait service begins at noon.
    • The sale of alcohol by vendors in the seating areas begins 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of the game, but at no time earlier than noon.

    Monday through Saturday games and Sunday night games:

    • Alcohol sales in the following areas begin when gates open: Yankees Premium-area bars, lounges and clubs; the Club Suite; Luxury and Party City Party Suites; the Audi Yankees Club; the Mohegan Sun Sports Bar; the Sunrun Rooftop Deck; the Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar; concessions stands and portable carts.
    • In-seat wait service in the Champions Suite begins when gates open; in-seat wait service in the Legends, Delta SKY360° and Jim Beam Suites and the Field Level seating area begins one hour before the scheduled start time of the game.
    • The sale of alcohol by vendors in the seating areas begins 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of the game.
    Sale Of Alcohol - Cutoff Times

    The sale of alcohol at portable carts in the Bleachers and in seating areas in the Bleachers will end at the conclusion of the fifth inning. The sale of alcohol in the Stadium's other seating areas will end two hours after the start of the game or in the middle of the seventh inning, whichever comes first. General sale of alcoholic beverages at concessions stands and portable carts on the concourses of the Field, Main and Terrace/Grandstand Levels, at the Sony Terrace, at the Sunrun Rooftop Deck and at the Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar will end at the conclusion of the seventh inning.

    A designated driver program is available to Guests of legal drinking age who pledge not to drink alcohol and to serve as a designated driver. For more information on the "Budweiser Good Sport Program," please click here.

    Guests who are or appear to be impaired, who deliberately conceal alcohol while attempting to enter the Stadium or who are in any other violation of the alcohol policy face immediate ejection without refund and possible arrest and/or revocation of season tickets and/or future ticket privileges.

    The Yankees reserve the right to discontinue the sale of alcohol at any time.

    Animals

    Service animals for Guests with disabilities are permitted. All other animals are prohibited. For more information, please click here.

    Backstop Netting

    Please note that the backstop netting behind home plate is located between the inside of the Yankees dugout (Section 017B) and the inside of the visitors dugout (Section 022). The height of the backstop netting is reduced as it approaches each dugout.

    Bag Policy

    For security reasons, each Guest is permitted to bring into Yankee Stadium only one MLB-compliant bag - presently defined by Major League Baseball as soft-sided and no larger than 16 inches by 16 inches by 8 inches - and only one smaller-sized soft-sided personal item (e.g., a handbag, clutch, tote or plastic grocery bag). All hard-sided bags and containers are strictly prohibited. All bags, personal items and their contents will be visually inspected before they are permitted into the Stadium. Bag-size bins will be used at entry inspection points to confirm the size of all bags and personal items, which must fit without assistance, modification or adjustment. There is no storage area for any items. To enable Guests to enter the Stadium in a more timely manner, the Yankees encourage Guests to remain aware of and comply with the bag policy, as well as consider carrying as little as possible. Please note security regulations may be amended at any time. For more information, please click here.

    Banners and Signs

    Banners and signs are permitted provided they are baseball-related, in good taste, not of a commercial nature and not supported by wood, metal or other materials that could be injurious in a crowded public setting. Banners and signs may not obstruct the view of other Guests or Yankee Stadium advertising signage or be affixed to the Stadium in any manner. Banners and signs may be carried through the stands between innings only. Banners and signs may not be displayed in fair territory. Any banner or sign may be removed, at any time, at the sole and absolute discretion of the Yankees.

    Bottles and Cans

    No cans, thermoses or glass or aluminum bottles are permitted in Yankee Stadium. Exceptions are made for Guests with medical needs and for glass baby bottles at the sole and absolute discretion of the Yankees. Unopened soft-sided single-serve containers of nonalcoholic beverages (e.g., small milk cartons or juice boxes), clear factory-sealed plastic bottles of water 1 liter in size or smaller, and empty plastic sports bottles are permitted.

    Cameras and Video Equipment

    Single-frame flash photography is permitted as are extended-length zoom lenses provided they do not interfere with the game or event or other Guests' enjoyment of the game or event. Mono/tripods, other professional camera equipment, video cameras and any other equipment designed for the sole purpose of video and/or audio recording are not permitted. Guests are not permitted to transmit and/or stream or aid in transmitting and/or streaming any account, description, picture, video, audio, reproduction or other information about any games or events. Any Guests attempting to do so face immediate ejection and/or revocation of season tickets and/or future ticket privileges without refund.

    Dress Code

    The Yankees reserve the right to ask anyone with clothing deemed to be obscene or indecent to remove or cover up the item. Guests are also prohibited from wearing clothing, face paint or masks that conceal or hide their faces. Those who refuse to comply will be denied entry or removed from Yankee Stadium.

    Ejection

    Guests who refuse to follow the direction of Yankee Stadium Team Members* or who do not comply with the Guest Code of Conduct face immediate ejection and revocation of season tickets and/or future ticket privileges without refund and may also be in violation of New York State and City ordinances, resulting in possible arrest and prosecution.

    Emergency Evacuation

    Should there be an immediate need to evacuate Yankee Stadium, Guests will be given instructions via, to the extent available, the public-address/open-caption systems and high-definition televisions in the concourses. Guests are encouraged to:

    • be aware of their location in the Stadium at all times;
    • identify the two exits located nearest to their seats;
    • listen, watch for and follow instructions from the public-address system, video boards and concourse high-definition televisions (if available);
    • ask for assistance and information from Yankee Stadium Team Members* , police, and medical and security personnel; and
    • designate a meeting location outside the Stadium for their group in the event that they become separated during an evacuation.

    Exit/Re-Entry

    Guests are not permitted to leave Yankee Stadium and return on the same ticket. Re-entry will be permitted only in the case of an emergency. In the event of an emergency, please see security personnel prior to exiting the Stadium.

    Food And Beverage Policy

    Guests are permitted to bring food into Yankee Stadium for individual consumption. Items such as apples and oranges must be sliced or sectioned. Clear factory-sealed plastic bottles of water, 1 liter in size or smaller, are also permitted. Please click here.

    Lost Children/Group Members

    In the event a child or group member becomes separated from his or her group, the Guest will be escorted to the Yankee Stadium Lobby, adjacent to Gate 2. Guests looking for a lost child or group member should locate a Yankee Stadium Team Member* and go directly to the lobby. Guest Relations provides complimentary wristbands for parents or group leaders who wish to "tag" their children or group members with their seat location. Parents and group leaders may get wristbands at Guest Relations Booths and Kiosks throughout the Stadium.

    Metal Detectors

    As part of Major League Baseball's initiative to standardize security procedures at all 30 Major League parks, all visitors are required to be screened via metal detectors before entering Yankee Stadium. The increased security measures are the result of MLB's continuing work with the Department of Homeland Security and are designed to elevate and standardize security practices across the game. The added security measures are in addition to bag checks that are conducted at all MLB ballparks.

    As a result, the New York Yankees strongly encourage all visitors to budget extra time for arrival and entry to Yankee Stadium for all home games.

    For more information, please click here.

    Railings

    For the safety of everyone in Yankee Stadium, Guests are asked to refrain from leaning on, reaching over, sitting on, standing near or placing objects on Stadium railings or ledges.

    Safety Warning

    For the safety of everyone in Yankee Stadium, all Guests must stay alert and be aware of their surroundings at all times, as during all batting practices, fielding practices and warm-ups and throughout the course of all baseball games and the baseball game experiences, hard-hit baseballs and bats and fragments thereof may be thrown or hit into the stands, concourses, walkways, concessions areas, Monument Park and all other publicly accessible areas within the Stadium. Further, Guests concerned with their original ticketed location by reason of the foregoing should, at any time before or during the baseball game or the baseball game experiences, proceed to a Yankee Stadium Ticket Window, located adjacent to Gate 6 in the Great Hall, adjacent to the Yankees Team Store behind home plate in the Great Hall, or adjacent to Section 320C on the Terrace/Grandstand Level; however, please remember that: (a) any requested relocation is subject to availability; (b) any alternate seat or standing location may be in a section and/or level of the Stadium and/or within a price category that is not in the same section and/or level and/or price category of the Guests' original ticketed location, regardless of their original ticketed location; and (c) any Guest requesting relocation is responsible for paying the incremental price increase, if any, of the ticket price for the available alternate location. Relocation to a seat or standing location at a lower price than the price of the original ticketed location will not result in a refund or credit.

    Smoking Policy

    Smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, is prohibited in Yankee Stadium. There are no designated smoking areas, and re-entry is prohibited. The use of smokeless tobacco is also prohibited. Violators will be ejected immediately.

    Standing/Sitting

    Standing or sitting in the aisles, on the ramps or in the stairways is not permitted. Guests will be asked to return to their seats. Sitting or standing on seat backs, standing on seats or stepping over/on seats is also prohibited.

    Strollers

    Strollers are permitted in Yankee Stadium. Fold-up strollers should be stored under Guests' seats provided that they can be stored safely without obstructing the aisleways for other Guests. Large folding strollers and non-folding strollers should be stored at the Guest Relations and Ticket Sales Booth, adjacent to Gate 6 in the Great Hall.

    Umbrellas

    Umbrellas are permitted in Yankee Stadium; however, an umbrella may only be used if, when open, it provides protection only to the Guest holding it and does not interfere with other Guests' enjoyment of the game or event or compromise other Guests' ability to view the game or event. Large and/or golf umbrellas are not permitted in the Stadium. Guests may be asked to close their umbrella if it is obstructing the view of other Guests.

    * Please note that Yankee Stadium Team Members are not necessarily employees of the Yankees. All those who work in the Stadium and provide services to Guests are referred to as "Team Members" even though they may not be employed by the Yankees.