New York Yankees fans may soon be able to meet outside the Bronx stadium at the corner of Jeter Street and Rivera Avenue. Cary Goodman, who runs the area’s business improvement district, is petitioning City Council to rename East 161st Street between Gerard and River avenues after Derek Jeter, the Yankees retired shortstop. Read more here.
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When the Notre Dame football team takes on Syracuse for the annual Shamrock Series on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees won’t be there, but their pinstripes will. Read more here.
Can’t escape politics on television, cable and online news, or social media, go to the ballpark. Hmmm? Maybe not. Supporters of President Donald Trump unveiled a large “Trump 2020” banner during a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York City on Sunday. Read more here.
Scene at Yankee Stadium during yesterday’s contest against the Kanas City Royals. pic.twitter.com/veJEVgkVIE
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While Aaron Judge was tearing up baseball earlier this season, the New York Yankees cleverly set up a cozy section in right field called “The Judge’s Chambers,” complete with dark robes and foam gavels for fans, plus faux wood paneling. On Thursday, one of those seats was graced by an actual Supreme Court justice, Sonia Sotomayor. Read more and view photos here. View video here.
It may have been known as “The House That Ruth Built,” but the original Yankee Stadium was actually built by an engineering company from Cleveland. Osborn Engineering, the firm that built it, was founded in 1892 and got its start on bridges, roadways, and other civil engineering projects. Read more and view blueprints here.
Inspired by rookie power hitter Aaron Judge, some New York Yankees fans have shown up at the ballpark in judges’ robes and white wigs. Now, the team has made it official — with faux wood paneling to resemble a courtroom’s jury box, the team has officially marked three rows in section 104 as the “Judge’s Chambers.” Read more and view photos here.
New enhancements will be developed this offseason at Yankee Stadium, including the Sunrun Kids Clubhouse, MasterCard Batter’s Eye Decks, Bullpen Landings, AT&T Sports Lounge and Budweiser Party Decks. Read more and view renderings here.
At the root of it, this trip was all about stitching together a tour to see baseball. It was about combining the iconic American motorcycle, Harley-Davidson, with the iconic American pastime. First two up: Visits to Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium. Watch Fenway Park visit here. Watch Yankee Stadium visit here.
The flags that flutter atop the roofline of Yankee Stadium during each homestand, representing every major league team based on the order of the division standings, have to get there somehow, and for 26 years that task has fallen to Clinton Thomas and his team. Read more and see photos here.
With one out in the bottom of the ninth, Derek Jeter stroked the winning hit and ended his Yankee Stadium career the way he had ended so many games — with both arms raised in celebration. The 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles was his 1,627th regular-season victory as a New York Yankee. Read more here from the New York Times. Watch ESPN video here.
In a series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks. Up now: Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park. Read more and view photos here.
The expansion New York City FC announced Monday that they will open their Major League Soccer (MLS) existence next year at Yankee Stadium. Officials from both the soccer club and New York Yankees outlined the plans to turn the venue into one that is suited for both baseball and soccer games on a consistent basis. Read more and watch news conference here.
New York City F.C., a team that will enter Major League Soccer next year, will play its first three seasons at Yankee Stadium, according to a report in the New York Times. Read more here.
It’s been assumed that Major League Soccer’s New York City FC would begin their inaugural season playing within the confines of Yankee Stadium. However, MLB reportedly fears that the playing surface would be damaged from constant usage, leading to player injuries and disruption in play as was experienced in the 70s when the Cosmos called Yankee Stadium home. Read more here.
The 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series wrapped up at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night, as the NHL’s New York Rangers defeated the New York Islanders 2-1. Just four days earlier on Sunday afternoon, the Rangers beat New Jersey Devils 7-3 at the famous ballpark. A total of 100,132 fans attended the two games. Read more and view photo here.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASCPA) has sent investigators to Yankee Stadium and Citi Field to look into reports that a dog nicknamed “Coffee” is being forced by its owner to sit outside the stadiums for hours begging for dollars without food, water, or a break. Coffee is typically dressed up in Mets gear, sporting sunglasses or a Groucho Marx disguise, with a pipe Continue reading
We are not telling you anything you haven’t already heard on ESPN and elsewhere, but don’t forget to enjoy a little college football this weekend, when Northwestern and Illinois face off at Wrigley Field at 3:30 p.m. (EST), then Notre Dame will battle Army at Yankee Stadium at 7:30 p.m. (EST). Read more here.
Junior Middleweight champion Yuri Foreman will defend his title against three-time super Welterweight champion Miquel Cotto at Yankee Stadium on June 5. There has not been boxing at Yankee Stadium in over three decades (and, of course, there has never been a bout at the new Yankee Stadium). Read more here.
Not since Muhammad Ali defeated Ken Norton in 1976 has boxing been held at a major ballpark in the South Bronx. On June 5, that will change when Yankee Stadium hosts a bout between undefeated WBA champion Yuri Foreman and challenger Miguel Cotto for the junior middleweight title. Read more here.