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Yankees to host 117th home opener on Thursday

March 26, 2019

The New York Yankees will open the 2019 regular season at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, March 28, with a 1:05 p.m. game against the Baltimore Orioles. All Yankee Stadium gates will open to Guests with valid tickets beginning at 11:00 a.m. Pregame ceremonies are set to begin at approximately 12:30

The New York Yankees will open the 2019 regular season at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, March 28, with a 1:05 p.m. game against the Baltimore Orioles. All Yankee Stadium gates will open to Guests with valid tickets beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Pregame ceremonies are set to begin at approximately 12:30 p.m., with the introduction of both teams on the baselines.

Guests are strongly encouraged to arrive as early as possible to avoid lines that will increase in length as game time approaches.

This season marks the first time the Yankees have opened the season at home since 2016. The Yankees will face the Orioles for the first time on Opening Day since 2009 when the two teams met in Baltimore. The last time Yankees and Orioles faced off in a season opener in the Bronx was a 7-6 Yankees victory in 1962.

The presentation of colors will be performed by West Point Cadets, while the national anthem will be sung by actor, vocalist and native New Yorker Aaron Tveit — who is slated to star in Broadway’s Moulin Rouge this summer.

During the seventh-inning stretch, United States Army Master Sergeant MaryKay Messenger will sing God Bless America.

Additionally, all Guests in attendance on Opening Day will receive a 2019 Yankees magnetic schedule courtesy of AT&T.

Continuing the homestand on Sunday, March 31, is Calendar Day presented by Mastercard, with the first 40,000 Guests in attendance receiving a Yankees calendar.

The Yankees’ Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2 games vs. Detroit are scheduled to begin at 6:35 p.m., the first of 13 weekday games in the first two months of the season with that start time. All Stadium gates will open 90 minutes prior to the scheduled first pitch for 6:35 p.m. games. Additionally, the Wednesday, April 3 game vs. Detroit is slated for a 4:05 p.m. first pitch, with Stadium gates set to open at 2:30 p.m.

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

Tickets 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.

For further 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.