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Candidates and Guests with Disabilities

Guests with Disabilities

If one of your guests requires a ticket for wheelchair accessibility, sign language interpretation or any other accessible accommodation, you may make arrangements by completing a Request for Ticketed Seating for Guests with Disabilities.  Please complete this request form by no later than Friday, April 27.

In addition to completing this request, you must still order your All-University Commencement tickets between March 12 and May 4 (unless otherwise noted).

Students with Disabilities

If you are a candidate with a disability and are planning to attend the All-University Commencement at Yankee Stadium, contact Bridget Betts from the Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities at NYU via email or by phone at 212-998-4982 for all other disability-related questions.

Each person wishing to enter Yankee Stadium must have a ticket for the event.  Gates open at 9:00 am. You must present your admission ticket to Yankee Stadium personnel at your assigned gate. Candidates may enter only at Gates 4 and 8; guests may enter only at Gates 2 and 6.

The Stadium also offers enhanced accessibility for guests with hearing loss or low vision and for guests who are deaf or blind.

Wheelchair accessible seating is available on all Guest Seating levels at Yankee Stadium on a first-come, first-served basis. Yankee Stadium personnel will direct you to those seats on Commencement day.  If you would like to familiarize yourself with wheelchair accessible seating, please review the seating and pricing map on the Yankee Stadium website at

Guests who do not have tickets or a need for wheelchair accessible seating will not be permitted to stand or sit in these areas.  


Wheelchairs will not be provided by NYU, including the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities, or Yankee Stadium.

Click here for a list of local vendors who rent wheelchairs.

Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive Listening Devices are 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.

Arriving by Subway

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


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.

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 early.

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.

The Access-A-Ride bus stop is located on East 161st Street, adjacent to Gate 4.

Electrical Outlets

Electrical outlets are available for recharging wheelchairs and other medical equipment. Please ask Yankee Stadium personnel for assistance.


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


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

 Family Restrooms are located at the following:

  • Field Level Secs. 106, 124, 130
  • Main Level Secs. 219, 227A, 234
  • Terrace Level Secs. 311, 316, 327, 333