The easiest way to take yourself out to the ball game from the Harlem might just be Metro-North.
With baseball season beginning, the MTA’s railroads, subways and buses are ready to get you to all Yankees and Mets home games without having to pay for parking or deal with after-game traffic.
The Mets’ home opener is scheduled for Monday, April 3, 2017. The Yankees’ is on Monday, April 10, 2017.
Here are the details from the MTA on game-day service to Citi Field and Yankee Stadium:
Getting to Citi Field
Mets fans from the Hudson Valley can catch any Metro-North train to Grand Central to connect with the 7 subway to Citi Field.
Getting to Yankee Stadium
Metro-North’s Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station is a short walk from the stadium and there is lots of extra service on all three Metro-North lines trains timed to let fans arrive for the first pitch and have a leisurely walk after the last out. While the game is in play, trains run every 20 minutes. Fans should check timetables, at this link.
New Haven Line and Harlem Line
For all weeknight and weekend games, Metro-North provides special direct service to the stadium via special “Yankee Clipper” service. After the game, direct trains are timed to depart between 20 and 45 minutes after the last out. For weekday afternoon games (and as an alternative to the Yankee Clippers for all games), fans can take any train to Harlem-125th Street to change trains for a five-minute ride to Yankee Stadium.
Metro-North encourages customers to purchase tickets using MTA eTix, the railroad’s mobile ticketing app which allows customers to buy tickets on their mobile device — anytime, anywhere. Customers can also purchase tickets at the station before boarding their trains. Conductors will check tickets at the station.
Fans who hold monthly tickets to Grand Central Terminal or Harlem-125th Street station can travel to Yankees-E. 153rd Street at no additional charge. Fans who use the Port Jervis Line or Pascack Valley Line can use their monthly or weekly tickets to or from Hoboken or Penn Station New York for travel from Grand Central Terminal or from other stations on the Hudson Line (possibly with a small additional charge) to Yankees-E. 153rd Street station.
The railroad’s special Family Fare is a great way to save. Children age 5 through 11 ride for only $1 each (each way). Children under 5 ride for free at all times. On weekends, fans coming from Grand Central or Harlem-125th Street can save money by using CityTicket, which is just $4.25 one way.
Fans who change trains at Harlem-125th Street, will not need a separate ticket for that leg of the journey.
Except weeknight trains departing Grand Central between 4 and 8 p.m., all game trains accept off-peak tickets.
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