MTA Press Releases

Press Release
October 5, 2007
Ride The Rails To Root For The Yankees

Subway Is Best Bet To Stadium For Playoff Action

If it's October, then it must be time for Playoff baseball at Yankee Stadium. As the Bronx Bombers continue the quest for their 27th World championship this weekend against the Cleveland Indians in Game 3 of the ALDS (and Game #4 if necessary), fans are reminded that the best way to reach Yankee Stadium is by subway.

According to MTA NYC Transit President Howard H. Roberts, Jr., "Two New York City traditions that go back decades are Yankee baseball in October and taking the train to the game. Combined, that's a winning double play and this post season, the combination will be better than ever. We are beefing up service on the D and the 4 to make it easier for fans to get to the games and back home again. As always, with NYC Transit, your winning ticket is a MetroCard."

Regular 4 and D service will be in place before Sunday's game. All weekend repair work scheduled for the 4 and D line will be completed by noon on Sunday to ensure that riders have access to the complete line. After the games, NYC Transit will provide additional service on both lines – up to 10 D trains and 15 4 trains – for up to 45 minutes after the last out.

If Game 4 is necessary on Monday, northbound D trains will make local stops at 161st Street – Yankee Stadium at 4:15 p.m. After the game concludes, additional D and 4 trains will be available to get fans home.

Fans are urged to buy their MetroCards in advance. But if they should run out of rides or run low on value, it won't be scored an error. NYC Transit's Mobile Sales Fleet MetroCard Van will be in position to pick up the slack and help them add value to get home. The MetroCard Van will be positioned at River Avenue and E. 161st Street near the 4 subway station before, during and after the game.