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Stadium to open earlier for select games

New times will allow fans to watch Yankees batting practice
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The New York Yankees today announced that Yankee Stadium will open Gates 6 and 8, as well as the Suite Entrance, 3 hours prior to the scheduled start of every Friday night game, as well as all Saturday games scheduled to start at 4:05 p.m. or 7:15 p.m. Prior to these games, the entire Field Level, Great Hall, Bleachers (including Pepsi Lounge), Legends Suites and Club, Champions Suites and Clubs, and Ford Field MVP Club will be accessible. All other Gates and the rest of the Stadium will open 1 1/2 hours prior to first pitch.

All Yankee Stadium gates will open 3 hours prior to the Yankees' home opener vs. Tampa Bay on Monday, April 2, with first pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m.

The New York Yankees today announced that Yankee Stadium will open Gates 6 and 8, as well as the Suite Entrance, 3 hours prior to the scheduled start of every Friday night game, as well as all Saturday games scheduled to start at 4:05 p.m. or 7:15 p.m. Prior to these games, the entire Field Level, Great Hall, Bleachers (including Pepsi Lounge), Legends Suites and Club, Champions Suites and Clubs, and Ford Field MVP Club will be accessible. All other Gates and the rest of the Stadium will open 1 1/2 hours prior to first pitch.

All Yankee Stadium gates will open 3 hours prior to the Yankees' home opener vs. Tampa Bay on Monday, April 2, with first pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m.

In addition, Yankee Stadium will host three yet-to-be-scheduled "BP Block Parties," which will be in addition to the dates already confirmed above. Started in 2017, "BP Block Parties" have included a live DJ, face painters, balloon-twisting artists and a demonstration of the Yankees' "Hands on History" initiative, providing fans the opportunity to hold game-used Yankees artifacts and try on a World Series ring. More information regarding upcoming "BP Block Party" details will be sent at a later date.

For 6:35 p.m. home games, all Yankee Stadium gates will open 1 1/2 hours prior to first pitch.

For all other games (except Old Timers' Day), Gates 6 and 8 and the Suite Entrance will open 2 hours prior to the scheduled start of the game, and the entire Field Level, Great Hall, Bleachers (including Pepsi Lounge), Legends Suites and Club, Champions Suites and Clubs, and Ford Field MVP Club will be accessible. All other Gates and the rest of the Stadium will open 1 1/2 hours prior to first pitch.

Please note that gate opening times are subject to change due to factors such as weather considerations, start-time changes or other unforeseen circumstances.

Tickets for all Yankees home games may be purchased online at www.yankees.com, www.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.

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