Yankee Stadium Standing Room Only Tickets – You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers
A few weeks back, we wrote on NYY Stadium Insider about standing room only Yankees tickets (also known as SRO tickets) and received quite the response from our readers. We didn’t realize it at the time, but the Yankees had put these tickets on sale without informing fans of their existence – resulting in some unhappy Yankees fans. After that post went live, (and a bit viral thanks to our friends over at River Avenue Blues), we received a number of questions via email. Today we’ll take a stab at answering some of those questions and further educate about standing room only tickets at Yankee Stadium.
Before diving into the questions, an overview of standing room only tickets at Yankee Stadium is in order. There are three levels where standing room only tickets are sold:
Field Level Standing Room Only (listed on Ticketmaster as cafe Seating) – $75 face value. These standing room only tickets actually come with bar stool seats and cafe tables, making them standing room seating. Confused yet?! The section number on these tickets will be in the 100 level and will contain an s at the end. As a matter of fact, all standing room tickets will have an S at the end. Its a dead giveaway. For example, Yankees tickets in section 120aS are directly behind home plate and are some of the best value tickets that you can get.
Main Level Standing Room Only – $48 face value. These standing room only tickets actually are standing room only – there are no fancy bar stools or cafe tables here. You’ll be quarantined behind a wheelchair accessible section on the 200 level. Here is a look at the view toward the outfield from section 225S.
In the cold weather, the 200′s level is protected from the wind, and in the hot weather it is out of the sun, so if comfortable temperatures are important to you, we recommend this level.
Terrace Level Standing Room Only – $29. These standing room tickets are in the upper deck, and will only be sold for the most popular games. You’ll know you have an upper deck standing room ticket if your section number is in the 300 level with an S. Here is a photo from around where section 306s would be, if the Yankees put them on sale:
And now, some common questions about standing room only Yankees tickets:
Q: I just bought tix at Yankee Stadium in Section 120BS, Row 28S, Seats 1 – 2. They say cafe seating. They were $75 each. Will I regret this?
A: You won’t regret that purchase at all. As we wrote about, section 120AS (just next door) are some of the best value seats in the stadium!
Q: No stools in Main Section? That’s really awful. Got tix in 216S for a Sox game in September only to realize that they were standing room; bummed that we won’t have any stools and I won’t be able to take the family now. Any idea if there is ANY resale market for these type of tix???
A: Standing room only tickets aren’t for everyone. Its why we are providing all of this info – to allow people buying Yankees tickets to make educated decisions! As a Yankees ticket office rep told us “standing room could be tough if the kids are really small, as they’ll have to be able to see past the [wheelchair] section.”
Q: Can you ask your source in the ticket office if there is a wheelchair section in front of the SRO section? My 9-year old is about 4’4 and I’m wondering if he will be able to see over the wheelchair section.
A: Our ticket rep did provide a disclaimer about the wheelchair section in, so it may be an issue. From our personal experience at the games, 4’4 should be tall enough to see over the wheel chair section. Of course, your experience may vary.
Q: So when I see the team list the Field Level Cafe seating as “*MAY BE LIMITED VIEW*”, the limited view is the overhang that blocks the view of pop ups? Or is there a true obstructed view of the field of play itself?
A: The limited view is the overhang which prevents you from seeing high infield pops, and potentially people in the Wheelchair section standing up/moving around. The latter shouldn’t be an issue since you’ll have high bar stools to sit on
Q: I have 2 SRO’s for an upcoming game. Can I walk around the stadium with these tix?? I hang out at Tommy’s most of the time so Im a little worried.
A: You have free reign of the entire stadium when you have standing room only tickets. It is the only redeeming factor about the terrace level standing room only tickets.
Q: Can you tell me if Section 114AS is the bar stool type seating?
A: Yes, from all the information we have received, that section has bar stool seating.
Q: Hi, I have seats in Sec121AS, what does that mean?
A: It means that you have $75 “cafe seats” behind the field level seats. They are technically “standing room,” but you get a cafe table and a barstool to sit on.
Q: Do all of the Field Level Cafe Seating areas have the bar stool/table setup? I have purchased single games in Section 114AS and 111S to replace my regular Saturday seats in Section 333. The search option on the Yankee/ticketmaster site certainly made it seem like all of the Field Level Cafe Seating have the stools, but I am a little worried I may be mistaken.
A: You will have bar stool seating in section 114As and 111s
Q: I just bought Field Level Cafe Seats Sec 109S Row 28s Seats 3-4. Will my father in law and I have a good view or will I be on his @### list after we go? I would assume these will have bar stools and a table? Is there any way to view this seat using the stadium 3d viewer?
A: It doesn’t look like the Yankees have updated their seating chart for 3D viewing of standing room only sections, but if you look at section 109 from the “back rows” you’ll get a decent idea.
Regarding the view from 109s – sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but out of all of the “cafe seats” ($75) those are probably the worst value. You’re all the way out out in the corner of the outfield and there are more concession stands, meaning more people possibly crowding your barstool. I think you’ll have a decent view of the game, but they aren’t the best value.
Q: The bar stool seats are assigned to us, so we could walk around and no one would take them, right?
A: Your standing room only spots are reserved – you don’t have to worry about them being taken.
There we have it – all you ever needed to know about standing room only tickets at Yankee Stadium. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask it in the comments.
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