The name Yankee Stadium is still likely associated with the old Yankee Stadium for many people, but the
new version of the building is quickly gaining recognition as one of the best venues in Major League Baseball. Yankee Stadium
is the home of the New York Yankees, arguably the most successful sports franchise in the United States. This venue is located
in the South Bronx, with is part of New York City, and is capable of holding nearly 50,000 people for baseball games there.
Yankee Stadium is capable of accommodating even more people for other events. Each season the Yankees take to the field and
do battle with some of the best teams in the majors, giving fans the chance to see top-rate hardball action live and in person.
At first it seemed almost like anathema when it was announced that the Yankees were building a new
stadium and moving out of their historic home. However, the new Yankee Stadium which opened in 2009 in the South Bronx quickly
put all concerns to rest. The beautiful state of the art venue is a dream come true for baseball fans looking to take part
in America's Pastime. History was definitely on the minds of those designing and building the new Yankee Stadium. The ballpark
was built right across the street from the original Yankee Stadium which first opened in 1923 and incorporated many of the
elements of the original Yankee Stadium which generations of fans had come to love. In terms of success there is no team in
Major League Baseball historically greater than the New York Yankees. Many of the greatest players in the history of the sport
have donned the Yankee pinstripes and currently several of the best players in the game are taking the field at Yankee Stadium.
The old Yankees Stadium saw countless historic baseball games, and this venue should build its
own incredible history over time. The first regular season game ever played at this stadium took place on April 16, 2009 when
the Yankees fell to the Cleveland Indians by a score of 10-2. Yankee great Yogi Berra threw out the first pitch at that game.
The first postseason game played at Yankee Stadium came on October 7th of the same year when the Yanks were able to beat the
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Nothing quite compares to the time honored tradition of taking in a baseball
game. After all, there is a reason it is referred to as America's Pastime. This is especially true when you are watching one
of the most well-known sports franchises in the world, the New York Yankees, take the field. From the smell of the freshly
cut grass to the National Anthem bellowing through the stands and the crack of the bat as a hitter connects with a pitch,
to the sight of a ball flying over the outfield wall and the taste of a fresh hot dogs or Cracker Jacks, attending a baseball
game is a a sensory experience like no other and the memories it produces will last a lifetime. The ultimate family day or
night out, a baseball game is the perfect bonding experience whether seeing the game with family, friends, or co-workers.