The New York Yankees today announced plans for security enhancements and expedited-access entry points at Yankee Stadium through a partnership with CLEAR - the secure biometric identity platform sanctioned by Major League Baseball and currently serving 12 airports in the United States, including Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Las Vegas (LAS), Miami (MIA), San Francisco (SFO) and Westchester Co., N.Y. (HPN).
Beginning on Friday, August 7, ticketholders for the Yankees, NYCFC and other events held at Yankee Stadium who are registered by CLEAR will be able to utilize Fast Access entryways, which will allow expedited entry to the building.
Fans may register for the service with a CLEAR representative at a tent located outside of Yankee Stadium's Gate 4 on Yankees and NYCFC game days. Registration is free. Activation of the service for those who are approved by CLEAR is immediate. Fast Access-approved entry lanes will be located at Gate 2 (Jerome Avenue and E. 164th Street) for all ticketholders and the Suite Entrance (next to Gate 4 on E. 161st Street) for suite ticketholders. Current CLEAR members will be able to use Fast Access lines immediately.
"Ensuring the safety of our guests is our top priority at every event held at Yankee Stadium," said Yankees Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel Lonn Trost. "At the same time, we are continually looking to improve upon every aspect of the fan experience. Our partnership with CLEAR has the dual benefit of allowing us to augment our standard of security while providing better game day service to our guests."
"CLEAR calls New York home, making us especially thrilled to partner with the New York Yankees to provide fans with a winning experience," said Caryn Seidman-Becker, CLEAR's CEO. "CLEAR uses innovative technology to delight our users, whether they are watching their beloved Yankees or traveling through one of our nation's busiest airports. Everything we do has a common goal - to provide a frictionless customer experience."
CLEAR has announced partnerships this season at two other Major League facilities - the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park and the Colorado Rockies' home, Coors Field.
Fans should continue to note that all bags brought into the Stadium - including by CLEAR registrants - will require screening by security personnel. Only MLB-compliant bags (soft-sided, measuring 16 inches by 16 inches by 8 inches or smaller) will be permitted inside the Stadium.
In 2012, Yankee Stadium became the first sports venue in the United States to be covered with a federal SAFETY-Act designation and certification from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.