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Yankee Stadium

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Yankee Stadium
The House that Ruth Built
SBC Park

Location Bronx, New York
Opened April 18, 1923
Re-opened April 15, 1976
Capacity 58,000 (1923), 62,000 (1926),
82,000 (1927),67,113 (1928),
62,000 (1929), 71,699 (1937),
70,000 (1942), 67,000 (1948),
67,205 (1958), 67,337 (1961),
67,000 (1965), 65,010 (1971),
54,028 (1976), 57,145 (1977),
57,545 (1980)
Owned By City of New York
Architect: Osborn Engineering (1923)
Praeger-Kavanaugh-Waterbury (1976)
Dimensions:


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Left-Center


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Right



280.58 ft. (1923), 301 ft. (1928), 312 ft. (1976), 318 ft. (1988)

500 ft. (1923), 490 ft. (1924), 457 ft. (1937), 430 ft. (1976), 411 ft. (1985), 399 ft. (1988)

487 ft. (1923), 461 ft. (1937), 463 ft. (1967), 417 ft. (1976), 410 ft. (1985), 408 ft. (1988)

429 ft. (1923), 407 ft. (1937), 385 ft. (1976)

294.75 ft. (1923), 295 ft. (1930), 296 ft. (1939), 310 ft. (1976), 314 ft. (1988)
Yankee Stadium is the home of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. Located at East 161st Street and River Avenue in the Bronx, New York City. Originally opened on April 18, 1923 and reopened on April 15, 1976 after an extensive three year renovation. The first night game was played on May 28, 1946.

Often referred to as the "house that Ruth built" or the "Home of Champions."

Known for favoring left handed hitters due to a shorter right field fence, although the field has become much more symmetric over the years.

The New York Giants American football team played at Yankee Stadium from 1956 to 1973. Many boxing matches have been held at the stadium. Billy Graham held larger gatherings at the stadium. The 1930 and 1931 Army-Navy Games were played at Yankee Stadium.

Also known for the Bronx Cheer.

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