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Yankee Stadium improvements unveiled

The New York Yankees have unveiled a raft of improvements to Yankee Stadium to a sell-out crowd at their MLB game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Highlights include a new children’s area; a center-field expansion where gathering spaces replace many obstructed-view seats and new Budweiser Party Decks.

The Sunrun Kids Clubhouse is the first dedicated children’s area at the Stadium.

The following new food and drink locations are accessible to all Yankee Stadium guests, regardless of their ticketed seat:

MasterCard Batter’s Eye Deck: Located on the 200 level in center field with a clear, sweeping view of the entire stadium, the MasterCard Batter’s Eye Deck will be expanded to 3,500 square feet and will include drink rails overlooking the field. This outdoor gathering space will feature craft beers, cocktails and a large selection of food options.

Bullpen Landings: The new left- and right-field Bullpen Landings (on the 100 Level in the former Sections 239 and 201, respectively) will be open-air social gathering areas which will overlook the visitors’ and Yankees’ bullpens. Both landings will feature their own speciality food and drink options. Drink-rail locations at the landings will have power/USB outlets. All obstructed-view seats in the Bleachers have been removed.

AT&T Sports Lounge featuring DirecTV service: The new AT&T Sports Lounge featuring DirecTV service at Section 134 on the Field Level includes a full bar with craft beers and cocktails. Tables, stools and large-screen televisions tuned to the Yankees broadcast and other live sporting events provide a sports bar atmosphere on the Stadium’s main outdoor concourse in left field. Additionally, power/USB outlets are available for charging phones or tablets.

Budweiser Party Decks: The 300 Level of Yankee Stadium now includes Budweiser Party Decks at Sections 311 and 328, featuring shaded stand-alone bar areas serving beer, cocktails and food. Drink-rail and barstool seating will provide fans a relaxed and casual setting from which to enjoy sweeping views of the field and game action.

Kevin Dart, the Yankees’ vice president of ticket sales, services and operations said:

We’re excited for a new team, a new fresh look, very excited for the team to play strong throughout the year.

We’re also offering a good opportunity for fans to get out to the ballpark. We have some good sightlines and experiences here for all generations of fans, people who still love the game and want to sit in their seat and take it in for the entire game, as well as offer opportunities for different generations of fans to enjoy the stadium and see all the opportunities for social spaces we have.