Yankee StadiYum: The Inside Scoop on New and Returning Menu Items For 2019
Yankees baseball is almost back for the 2019 season!
In about one week Yankee Stadium will open for business when your Bronx Bombers take on the Baltimore Orioles in their home opener. It is the season opener as well, if you don’t count the games in Japan happening now, March 20 and 21, between the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners.
Let’s just face it though, not everyone that comes to the ballpark is there to watch baseball… I mean, I don’t get it either, but it is a thing. People go for the beer, the vibe, the food, and the company. Yankee Stadium is iconic, and everyone who can visit I am sure will visit, regardless of their love for the game.
Every year the NY Yankees organization together with Legends Hospitality releases new, yummy additions to their ballpark food and beverage offerings, and as per usual, this year’s line-up will satisfy everyone’s picky palates. They took into consideration many dietary restrictions that have once left some stadium-goers with no options at all.
But don’t you worry! You’re gluten-free? They offer Redbridge, a gluten-free beer, and hello City Winery! There is now a wine bar at Yankee Stadium, as of late last season! Wine lovers rejoice! Just so you’re aware, there is white, red, and rosé wine on tap. Bareburger offers gluten-free chicken tenders and fries, and you can literally order a half chicken at the Mastercard Batter’s Eye Deck! You’re vegan?! No problem. Bareburger has a black bean burger, the impossible burger 2.0, and more! Everyone can be happy this season with the wide range of bites and sips available.
Why the changes each year? First and foremost, the whole reasoning behind the culinary offerings anyway, the fan experience. Yankee Stadium Executive Chef Matt Gibson weighs in on the changes from season to season.
“I think, at the end of the day, we have the ability to track sales. Ultimately, not just having these new concepts in one dedicated location, really moving it around throughout the stadium. You have the fans that come and eat the chicken fingers, hot dogs, french fries, and beer, and we love them and embrace them. You also see there’s a lot of people that come to the stadium now that don’t even necessarily have a seat or watch baseball. They come for the experience and the social gathering areas that we created. So for us, we can really track that and see what trends work and how we can embrace them or some things we move away from.”
There is too much to even possibly put on paper here. Just know the food, the new offerings and the options that have been around for a while, are delicious. There’s beverages for all, alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Bluepoint Brewery has created the Pinstripe Pilsner, available exclusively at Yankee Stadium (it’s very tasty). There’s hangout areas for all, the Plymouth Rock Kids Clubhouse located on the 300 level in right field and the Budweiser Party Decks, also on the 300 level. You can’t even count on one hand the amount of social gathering areas, which all have the technology to charge your phone when yours is running on E from too many selfies. You can get a ticket to a game for $10 or $15 with the Grandstand Level ticket and Pinstripe Pass ticket, respectively.
So what are you waiting for?! Go get your tickets to an upcoming game and see what all the fuss is about!
Let’s play ball!
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