Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY
It is the home ballpark for the New York Yankees, one of the city’s Major League Baseball (MLB) franchises. It opened at the beginning of the 2009 MLB season as a replacement for the team’s previous home, the original Yankee Stadium, which opened in 1923 and closed in 2008. The new ballpark was constructed across the street, north-northeast of the 1923 Yankee Stadium, on the former site of Macombs Dam Park. The ballpark opened April 2, 2009, when the Yankees hosted a workout day in front of fans from the Bronx community.
The first game at the new Yankee Stadium was a pre-season exhibition game against the Chicago Cubs played on April 3, 2009, which the Yankees won 7–4. Much of the stadium incorporates design elements from the previous Yankee Stadium, thus paying homage to Yankee history.