Opening Day at Yankee Stadium
Today is the home opener at the new Yankee Stadium. Yankees vs. Cleveland at 1:05 PM.
The first game played at the stadium was a pre-season win against the Chicago Cubs on April 3.
The new Yankee Stadium cost $1.5 billion making it the most expensive sports venue built in the USA.
It replaces the team's historic and beloved 1923 stadium. While other new ballparks have been smaller (more "intimate," they say), the new stadium is 52,000-seats with an exterior modeled after the original stadium.
The Daily News is offering online some Yankees history including a story titled "First Game at Yankee Stadium; Yanks open new park by beating Red Sox, 4-1; Greatest crowd ever applauds "Babe's" Homer" dated April 18, 1923.
Let your computer desktop look good with some free classic Yankees images collected by The Daily News.