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Yankees to Host "Batting Practice Block Party" on July 3

The New York Yankees today announced that Yankee Stadium will open Gates 6 and 8 at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 3 - one hour earlier than usual - for a Yankees Batting Practice Block Party.

Fans with tickets for the Yankees' 7:05 p.m. game vs. Toronto will be able to enjoy a number of activities while watching Yankees batting practice from the Masterpass Batter's Eye Deck, Bleachers, and outfield sections of Yankee Stadium between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Highlights include:

The New York Yankees today announced that Yankee Stadium will open Gates 6 and 8 at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 3 - one hour earlier than usual - for a Yankees Batting Practice Block Party.

Fans with tickets for the Yankees' 7:05 p.m. game vs. Toronto will be able to enjoy a number of activities while watching Yankees batting practice from the Masterpass Batter's Eye Deck, Bleachers, and outfield sections of Yankee Stadium between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Highlights include:

· Select current Yankees players and Yankees alumni will greet fans, sign autographs and pose for photos.

· The first 2,017 fans who enter Yankee Stadium via Gates 6 and 8 between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. will each receive a voucher valid for two tickets to select non-Premium 2017 Yankees regular season home games.

· New York City native D.J. Mode will perform a live set at the Masterpass Batter's Eye Deck.

· Children's activities, including face painters, temporary-tattoo artists and balloon-twisting artists.

· Guests for the evening's Judge's Chambers will be selected from fans at the Batting Practice Block Party.

· Fans will have the opportunity to take photos with the 2009 World Series trophy and in the Judge's Chambers.

· The Yankees' "Hands On History" initiative will conduct a special program, allowing Block Party attendees the opportunity to hold a game-used Yankees artifact and try on a World Series ring.

Tickets for the July 3 game - and 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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