The Staten Island Yankees, the short-season affiliate of the New York Yankees, provide great minor league baseball and wonderful family entertainment at Richmond County Bank Ballpark on Staten Island from mid-June until Labor Day. You and the entire family can watch baseball’s future stars and prospects (many former and current Yankees have played in Staten Island before making their way to the Major Leagues) invade Staten Island while consuming tasty and reasonably priced food like craft beers and nachos in a helmet.
Richmond County Bank Ballpark, which has a capacity of just over 7,000, provides a great view of the Manhattan skyline. It’s not a myth when they say “there’s not a bad seat in the house” when talking about this ballpark. This is the place to be for baseball junkies, as “The Battle of the Boroughs” between Staten Island and the Brooklyn Cyclones is a must-see event, while most of the top picks in the June MLB First-Year Player Draft will make their professional debuts against the SI Yankees. Tickets and concessions are reasonably priced. And every seat is close to the action. Kids even get to run the bases after some games. Anyone can interact with “Scooter the Holy Cow,” the SI team mascot. The stadium is walking distance from the Staten Island Ferry. The venue also hosts concerts and festivals through the summer and fall.