Metro-North, Subway, Buses and Paratransit Provide Convenient Service to All Home Games
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) wants New York City Football Club (NYCFC) fans to kick their season off right by taking the subway, bus, Metro-North Railroad or paratransit to all home games. NYCFC opens its season on Saturday, April 24 against FC Cincinnati at 1:00 p.m.
NYCFC has gained a large following in the New York area since the club’s inception in 2013. In that time NYCFC has called Yankee Stadium its main residence, playing its home games at the stadium since its first game in 2015.
MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick Foye will appear on the jumbotron prior to the home opener to remind New Yorkers that the best way to see NYCFC or move around New York City is by riding mass transit.
A transcript of the PSA appears below.
Hey fans, welcome back, it sure feels good to be here again. I'm Pat Foye, chairman of the MTA. I want to remind you that public transit is still the cleanest and cheapest way to get to the game. Plus, it's good for the environment. So as more and more folks get vaccinated and the city continues to reopen, remember that the best way to get around town is on the bus, subway or train. Your wallet and planet Earth will thank you.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, game day capacity is set at 20 percent with mandatory testing prior to entry. For more information visit NYCFC’s website.
Here are details of game day service to Yankee Stadium:
Metro-North’s Yankees-E 153 St Station is a short walk from the stadium. Metro-North will operate special shuttle trains between Grand Central Terminal, Harlem-125 St and Yankees-E 153 St stations.
The Hudson Line stops at Yankees-E 153 St normally, and Poughkeepsie express trains will make game day stops. Customers traveling from the Harlem and New Haven Lines can transfer at Harlem-125 St to a Hudson Line or shuttle train.
Customers can plan their trip ahead of time by using Metro-North's point-to-point schedule page.
New York City Subway
The subway’s 161 St-Yankee Stadium station, with service on the and lines, is right in front of the stadium at the corner of 161 St and River Av. trains and trains stop at 161 St-Yankee Stadium at all times on weekends.
Note: trains are replacing normal line service to 161 St-Yankee Stadium the weekend of April 24-25.
New York City Buses
The Bx6, Bx6 SBS, Bx13 stop right in front of the stadium at E 161 St and River Av. In addition, the Bx1, Bx2 and BxM4 stop at E 161 St and the Grand Concourse, a three-block walk to the stadium.
Customers can use the real-time bus ridership tracking feature on the MYmta app before boarding.
Access-A-Ride paratransit has designated stops at Yankee Stadium. To book a trip customers may call (877)-337-2017, or use MyAAR or the MYmta app.