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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 and will face possible arrest and/or revocation of season tickets and/or future ticket privileges without refund. 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 and possible arrest and/or revocation of season tickets and/or future ticket privileges without refund.

    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 beer 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 and possible arrest and/or revocation of season tickets and/or future ticket privileges without refund. 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" ); Luxury and Party City Party Suites; the Audi Yankees Club; the Mohegan Sun Sports Bar; the Terrace Level 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; Luxury and Party City Party Suites; the Audi Yankees Club; the Mohegan Sun Sports Bar; the Terrace Level Rooftop Deck; the Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar; concessions stands and portable carts.
    • In-seat wait service in the Legends and Champions Suites begins when gates open; in-seat wait service in the Delta SKY360° and Jim Beam Suites, the Field MVP Outdoor Suite Boxes 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

    Sale of beer at portable carts in the Bleachers and in seating areas in the Bleachers will end at the conclusion of the fifth inning. Sale of beer 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 all other non-Yankees Premium locations in the Stadium, other than the Bleachers, 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 and possible arrest and/or revocation of season tickets and/or future ticket privileges without refund.

    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.

    Bag Policy

    Each Guest is welcome to bring one bag into Yankee Stadium provided the bag is soft-sided (e.g., diaper bags or small purses) and its dimensions do not exceed 16 inches by 16 inches by 8 inches as stipulated by Major League Baseball security regulations, which may be amended by MLB at any time. Briefcases, coolers and hard-sided bags and containers are not permitted. All bags will be thoroughly inspected before they are permitted into the Stadium. Bag-size bins will be used at inspection points, and bags and their contents must fit without assistance, modification or adjustment. There is no storage area for any items that do not meet security requirements.

    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 (e.g., small milk cartons or juice boxes), clear factory-sealed plastic water bottles 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 for individual consumption into Yankee Stadium as long as items are brought in a clear plastic grocery-style bag and are consumed in the general seating area. Outside food may not be brought into Stadium restaurants, suites, lounges or clubs. Food that could be used as a projectile (e.g., apples or oranges) must be sliced or sectioned. Clear factory-sealed plastic water bottles 1 liter in size or smaller are also permitted. For more information, 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 throughout the 2015 season and future seasons.

    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, at any time before or during the baseball game or the baseball game experiences, should contact a Yankees ticket representative; 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. 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.