Yankees Longest Homestand of Year Begins Thursday Night

Yankees to celebrate 20th anniversary of 1998 world series championship during Aug. 17-19 Toronto series

The New York Yankees will return home for a season-long, 11-game homestand on Thursday. The stretch of games will feature a four-game series fromThurs., Aug. 9 – Sun., Aug 12 vs. the Texas Rangers, a makeup game on Mon., Aug 13 vs. the New York Mets, a three-game series from Tues. Aug 14 – Thurs., Aug. 16 vs. the Tampa Bay Rays and a three-game series from Fri., Aug. 17 – Sun., Aug. 19 vs. the Toronto Blue Jays.

From Aug. 17 – 19, the Yankees will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1998 World Championship team. Festivities include Friday’s 1998 World Championship Replica Trophy presented by F.W. Webb promotion, which will be given to the first 10,000 guests in attendance. Prior to Saturday’s 1:25 p.m. first pitch, members of the 1998 team will return to Yankee Stadium for an on-field reunion, and 1998 World Series Championship Replica Fan Ring Day presented by Betteridge Jewelers (to the first 10,000 guests ages 14-and-younger) will wrap up the celebration on Sunday.

The homestand will also feature the first two Yankees Batting Practice Block Parties, which will be held on Friday, Aug. 10 and Fri., Aug 17. Gates 6 and 8 will open at 4:00 p.m., and a variety of activities and special events are planned, including live DJ performances, children’s activities, the opportunity to take photos with the 2009 World Series Trophy and a special “Yankees’ Hands on History,” featuring a Yankees game-used artifact. Ticketed guests for the Yankees’ 7:05 p.m. games on those nights will be able to enjoy Yankees batting practice from the Masterpass Batter’s Eye Deck, Toyota Terrace, Frank’s RedHot Terrace, Bleachers and outfield sections of Yankee Stadium between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Members of the All-American Girls Baseball Professional Baseball League will be on hand to celebrate the league’s 75th anniversary with a pregame ceremony and ceremonial first pitch prior to the Fri., Aug. 10 game.

On Monday, Aug. 13, the Yankees will host 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Jim Furyk for a pregame ceremony. Furyk will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Please note that the Yankees Ballpark Pass will not be honored for Monday’s makeup game as it was not originally scheduled to be played in August. For ticket information and the Yankees rainout policy, please visit www.yankees.com/rainout.

The homestand will feature the following promotions:

  • Thursday, August 9 vs. TexasGary Sánchez Starting Lineup Figure Night presented by Pepsi to the first 18,000 guests.
  • Friday, August 10 vs. TexasDavid Robertson Collectible Cup Night presented by Premio Foods to the first 25,000 guests.
  • Saturday, August 11 vs. TexasYankees Baseball Card Pack Day presented by Topps to all guests.
  • Wednesday, August 15 vs. Tampa BayCap Night presented by Canon to the first 20,000 guests.
  • Thursday, August 16 vs. Tampa BayLuis Severino Poster Day presented by We Are Alexander to the first 10,000 guests ages 14-and-younger.

Ticket specials will run on Thursday, August 9 (Military Personnel Game); Saturday, August 11 (Youth Game); Sunday, August 12 (Youth Game); Tuesday, August 14 (Military Personnel Game); Wednesday, August 15 (Student/Military Personnel Game); Thursday, August 16 (Senior Citizen/Youth/Military Personnel/Mastercard Half-Price Game); Saturday, August 18 (Youth Game) and Sunday, August 19 (Youth Game).

For a complete list of ticket specials, including game dates, seating locations, and terms and conditions, fans should visitwww.yankees.com/ticketspecialsPlease note that all ticket specials are subject to availability.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.yankees.comwww.yankeesbeisbol.com, at the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office, via Ticketmaster phone at (877) 469-9849,  Ticketmaster TTY at (800) 943-4327 and at all Ticket Offices located within Yankees Clubhouse Shops. Fans with questions may call (212) YANKEES [926-5337] or email tickets@yankees.com.

For information and details on parking and public transportation options to Yankee Stadium, please visit www.yankees.com and click on the Yankee Stadium tab at the top of the page.

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