Baseball in the Big Apple

The epic Yankee Stadium in NYC.New York is a baseball town and it has been ever since the Yankees opened shop in the city in 1903. These days the Mets compete for the city’s attention from their newly built stadium in Queens and the Yankees are still going as strong as ever. Travelers to NYC staying at The MAve boutique hotel during baseball season (spring to fall) should take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to watch baseball on the world’s biggest stage.

The Yankees, aka Bronx Bombers, are the most storied of the city’s teams and they play out of the epic Yankee Stadium in the South Bronx. Perennially one of the MLB’s best teams, the Yankees field an all-star lineup that regularly thrills fans with high-scoring performances.

Yankee Stadium was built in 2009 to replace the original Yankee Stadium and it has all of the creature comforts one would expect from America’s richest team. Instead of popcorn vendors imagine gourmet food stands and vendors selling craft beers. Still seats can be purchased in the outfield for as little as $40.

Across town in Queens the New York Mets play out of Citi Field. Rarely as successful as their crosstown brethren, a visit to the ballpark is still a visit to the ballpark and Citi Field is a beautiful field. Tickets sell for as little as $12, which makes the Mets a more affordable option than the Yankees.

For something a little different take the Staten Island Ferry to St George to watch the Staten Island Yankees. The minor league team of the Yankees, this is where future stars and developmental prospects pay their dues before being brought up to the majors. While it doesn’t have the pizazz of a major league game, the stadium does have great views of the Manhattan skyline and tickets cost as little as $12.

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