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GETTING THERE: At 161st Street and River Avenue in the Bronx, Yankee Stadium is easiest to get to if you ride the subway. It's about a 20-minute trip from midtown Manhattan on the No. 4 and D trains to the 161st St./Yankee Stadium stop.

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I took a crack at the Yankee Clipper ferry, which sails fans to the stadium from several New Jersey and Manhattan locations. Depending where you board, the trip can take a while, since the ferry has to pick up passengers at all its scheduled piers. (On my run, the Clipper's engine broke down after the game, delaying the ride home for about an hour.) Reservations are recommended. Round-trip fares are $22. Info: 800-53-FERRY, http://www.nywaterway.com/event/baseball-cruise.shtml.

If you insist on driving, check the Yankees Web site for directions and parking info: http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/ballpark/directions_parking.jsp.

SCHEDULES AND TICKETS: The final regular-season game in Yankee Stadium is scheduled for Sept. 21 against the Baltimore Orioles, the city that was the original home of both the Yankees and Babe Ruth.

The Yanks have the third-highest average ticket prices in baseball. Tickets range from Field Level Championship seats ($325-$400) to bleacher seats ($12-$14). It's best to buy in advance (see Information below).

Another option, which I used, is ordering tickets from an online fan-to-fan marketplace such as StubHub. Since anyone can resell tickets through these exchanges for whatever price they like, prices and types of tickets vary a lot. Info: 866-STUBHUB, http://www.stubhub.com/mlb-tickets.

INFORMATION:718-293-4300, http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.

-- P.M.


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