MTA Press Releases

Press Release
March 6, 2018
Ride Metro-North to Catch NYC Football Club Games at Yankee Stadium
Railroad Offers Fast, Convenient “Train-to the-Game” Service

Make it your goal to ride Metro-North! The railroad has your ticket to catch New York City Football Club games at Yankee Stadium, this Sunday, March 11 and next Saturday, March 17. The March 11 game launches New York City Football Club’s (NYCFC) fourth season at Yankee Stadium; the team takes on soccer professionals from some of the world's toughest leagues.

Metro-North’s frequent, convenient and reliable "Train to the Game" service via our Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines makes it easy for soccer fans to catch the games at Yankee Stadium.

Regularly scheduled Hudson Line trains will make additional stops at Yankees-E. 153rd Street station, timed to get customers to and from the 5 p.m. game on March 11, and the 3:30 p.m. game on March 17.

New Haven Line and Harlem Line customers can transfer at Harlem-125th Street for frequent service to the Yankees-E. 153rd Street station. It’s less than a 10 minute walk from the Yankee-East 153rd Street station to the Stadium.

Backpacks and other containers are not allowed into Yankee Stadium for games. Check the Yankees' website for a complete list of prohibited items.

Customers can view game day train schedules by using the schedules below, or by visiting our interactive schedule page.

Sunday, March 11:

Hudson Line

Harlem Line

New Haven Line

Grand Central Terminal/Harlem-125th St. shuttle

Saturday, March 17:

Hudson Line

Harlem Line

New Haven Line

Grand Central Terminal/Harlem 125-th St. shuttle

New York City Football Club has already gained a massive following in the New York area. Metro-North is the best way to find out why and join the fun. For more information about the New York City Football Club and scheduled games, please visit:

Yankees – East 153rd Street is one of Metro-North Railroad’s newest stations. Its construction coincided with the building of the new Yankee Stadium. The station opened on May 23, 2009, shortly after Yankee Stadium’s opening on April 3, 2009. The station stop not only serves customers who are traveling to Yankee games, but to all events hosted at the Stadium, including soccer and football matches, the Papal visit and NYU’s graduation ceremony.

Many Channels for Service Updates

Information about the game day service noted in this press release, and all planned service changes, is available through Metro-North Railroad’s real-time service information sources:

Email and text message service updates – Customers are urged to sign up to receive the alerts by visiting To avoid unwanted messages, a user can tailor the messages to the specific branch, and the specific times of day. – The rail tab of the “Service Status” box at the left side of is always the definitive source for the latest status for each branch, updated every minute. In addition, customers can visit to see special service notices in the upper center of the page.

@MetroNorth on Twitter – Twitter users can follow @MetroNorth to receive updates of a similar nature to the email and text alerts, shortened to fit Twitter’s format.

Metro-North Train Time app – Customers who use the Metro-North Train Time app will see up-to-the-minute status for each upcoming train at each station. The app is available via the Apple Store for iOS devices or Google Play Store for Android along with MTA eTix - Metro-North Railroad’s mobile ticketing app which allows customers to buy Metro-North tickets on their mobile device -- anytime, anywhere. As a caution, trains that start out their trips on time may experience delays en route.

The above communications channels can be accessed while at home or on the go. For customers who are located at stations, Metro-North will post the latest service updates on digital signs at station platforms and will make audio announcements over public address systems, and on-board announcements made by train crews.

For those who prefer the telephone, information is available from the Metro-North’s Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and saying: “Metro-North Railroad.” For customers calling from Connecticut, the number is: 877-690-5114. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred service provider for the free 711 relay to reach Metro-North at 511.