MTA to open Yankees Metro-North stop on May 23

The RAB Radio Show - April 2, 2009 - Episode 21
Open Thread: First day at the new digs

The new Yankees-E. 153rd St. Metro-North stop is set to open early and on budget, according to the MTA. As I explain over at Second Ave. Sagas, the station, serving Yankee Stadium with extra trains on game days and the South Bronx at all times, will open on May 23 when the Yankees take on the World Series Champion Phillies at the Stadium. Metro-North anticipates around 10,000 fans per game through the station, and I’d imagine the originally published fares will increase when the MTA enacts its May 31 fare hikes.

In other new stadium news, Nathan’s and the Yankees signed a ten-year deal yesterday. Hot dogs and crinkle cut fries from the famous Coney Island-based dog stand will find an outlet in the Bronx for the next decade.

The RAB Radio Show - April 2, 2009 - Episode 21
Open Thread: First day at the new digs
  • Yankeegirl49

    Just got back from the workout and all I can say is…WOW!!
    The place is beautiful..that video screen we have all heard about is MASSIVE!!
    With that that I have been inside, I would like to now go “home” again.
    Oh and met both Ace Frehley and Scott Ian outside before they christened the Hard Rock. Also saw Bernie pull up. Got to watch them all perform through the gates. When they were done they smashed guitars on the ground inside..I managed to convince someone inside to pass me a piece of one through the gate ;)


    Nathans cheese fries are delicious. Good job Yankee Stadium.

    • Dan


  • jsbrendog

    UGGGGGGGGGHH i forgot that metro north and lirr goes up when subways do cause theyre all mta….man i cant afford this shit

  • Rob in CT

    I’m psyched about the M-N stop. The Stadium is a haul for me, and in the past I either had to drive down & park, or take M-N into Grand Central and then the subway back out to the Stadium.

    Now, I can drive down to Fairfield station and take the train right to the game. Granted, Fairfield is 1 1/2 hours from my house, but it’s still an improvement.