YANKEES STRONGLY ENCOURAGE FANS TO ARRIVE EARLY AND BUDGET EXTRA TIME FOR
ENTRY TO YANKEE STADIUM DURING THE 2015 SEASON AND FUTURE SEASONS DUE
TO MLB-MANDATED SECURITY MEASURES
To assist fans, Yankee Stadium gates will open 2 hours and 30 minutes
before the scheduled first pitch of games throughout the first homestand
of the season from April 6-12
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 throughout
the 2015 season and future seasons.
To assist fans during the first homestand of the season from April 6-12,
gates will open to ticketholders 2 hours and 30 minutes prior to the scheduled
start time of the game.
"The safety of all visitors to Yankee Stadium is the top priority
of our Stadium Operations staff," said Yankees Chief Operating Officer
and General Counsel Lonn Trost. "We will do everything we can to
minimize the entry time to Yankee Stadium; however, proper screening as
mandated by Major League Baseball requires a longer and more elaborate
entry process than fans may be accustomed to. We urge fans to arrive as
early as possible, and we appreciate their understanding as we try to
ensure their security."