Yankee StadiumYankee Stadium
is the home of the New York Yankees
, a major league baseball
team. Located at East 161st Street and River Avenue in the Bronx
, New York City
. Originally opened on April 18
and reopened on April 15
after an extensive three year renovation. The first night game was played on May 28
Often referred to as the "house that Ruth built" or the "Home of Champions."
Known for favoring left handed hitters due to a shorter right field fence, although the field has become much more symmetric over the years.
The New York Giants American football team played at Yankee Stadium from 1956 to 1973. Many boxing matches have been held at the stadium. Billy Graham held larger gatherings at the stadium.
Also known for the Bronx Cheer.