Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium opened to the strains of the John Phillip Sousa Band and a pack of over 74,000 fans in 1922.  Because it was widely recognized that Babe Ruth's tremendous drawing power made the new stadium possible, it became known as "The House That Ruth Built".  Babe Ruth christened his new home with a three-run homer to cap a four-run third inning as the Yankees coasted to a 4-1 win.  

In its first season, the Stadium hosted the first of 33 World Series and the Yankees won their first World Championship over their former landlord, the Giants. Of course, as the Stadium became the stage for a staggering number of World titles - at this writing totaling 26 - it has also become known as "The Home of Champions."

As one of the world's most-prestigious addresses, Yankee Stadium has also been the home of scores of other sports, entertainment and cultural events. While the Yankees are on the road or out of season, the Stadium has opensits gates to college and pro football, soccer, political assemblies, religious conventions, concerts and even the circus.

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  • Yankee Stadium
  • 161st St. and River Avenue
  • Bronx, NY 10451
  • (718) 579-4531
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