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Accessibility

Students with Disabilities

If you are a candidate with a disability and are planning to attend Commencement at Yankee Stadium, contact Bridget Betts from the Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities for assistance with any accommodations.

Guests with Disabilities

If one of your guests requires a ticket for wheelchair accessibility, sign language interpretation or any other accessible accommodation, you may request this in person during All-University Commencement ticket distribution hours. In addition to completing this request, you must still order your All-University Commencement tickets between March 12 and May 4 (unless otherwise noted).

  • Wheelchair accessible seating is available on all guest seating levels at Yankee Stadium. Personnel will direct you to those seats on Commencement Day. To familiarize yourself with wheelchair accessible seating, review the stadium seating map.
  • Enhanced accessibility is also offered for guests with hearing loss or low vision and for those who are deaf or blind. 

Accessibility Services and Resources at Yankee Stadium

Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs can be rented from local vendors. Wheelchairs are not provided by NYU, including the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities, nor Yankee Stadium. 

Electrical Outlets

Available for recharging wheelchairs and other medical equipment. Please ask stadium personnel for assistance. 

Elevators

Two elevators that provide guests with access to the Field Level and Bleachers are located at Gate 8. The stadium provides permanently stationed elevator operators in each elevator used by the general public. 

Assistive Listening Devices

Available at no charge at the Guest Relations and Ticket Sales Booth adjacent to Gate 6 in the Great Hall. A valid credit card or acceptable form of picture identification (e.g., valid driver's license or non-driver government issued photo ID card) is required as a deposit. Guests have a choice of an ear speaker, stereo headset or neckloop. Please allow time to obtain the ALD before the ceremony begins.

Captioning

There are two dedicated open-caption video boards for guests who are deaf or have hearing loss: one in left field, just below Section 233B, and one in right field, just below Section 206.

Arriving by Subway

The Yankee Stadium/161st Street station (4, B, and D trains) is wheelchair accessible. Call 718-330-1234 or check service advisories at mta.info to confirm elevators are functioning.

Drop Off/Pick Up

If you are traveling by car with someone who uses a wheelchair or cannot walk long distances, we suggest you arrive early and drop them off at Gate 6 before you park. Please be aware these guests will not be able to enter the stadium before gates open at 9:00 a.m.

The parking garage closest to the stadium is the River Avenue Garage at River Avenue and East 162nd Street and the Ruppert Plaza Garage which is located on 161st Street and Ruppert Place.

Restrooms

Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on all levels of Yankee Stadium.