New York Yankees stadium, which originally opened on April 18, 1923, is the home stadium of the team who plays in the MLB. Until that time, since 1913, they played at the Polo Grounds, then owned by the New York Giants of the National League. When asked to vacate the Grounds in 1921 at the earliest, the then owners of the Yankees – Colonels Jacob Ruppert and Tillinghast l’Hommedieu Huston – decided to build their own ballpark, by buying 10 acres of land in West Bronx from the estate of William Waldorf Astor, for which they paid $675,000.
Before we get into some more history let’s break down some of the ticket listings below. You will find home and away games as well as playoff and World Series games. If you don’t see a date you want to attend be sure to use the load more button. This will give you access to all of the tickets that are available throughout the season. Do your research and find those seats worth talking about.
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This structure, the first to be called a ‘stadium’ was baseball’s first triple-decked structure, with an announced capacity of 70,000. Though the owners wished to make the stadium impenetrable to all outside eyes, it was not to be, as the initial design was scaled down. The game inside could be seen from the passing trains outside, and from the high-rise buildings that came up across River Avenue.
The most striking feature of the Yankees Stadium was the 15-foot-deep copper façade across the front of the roof. The plans allowed for the executive offices to be moved from midtown Manhattan to be located between the main and the mezzanine decks. The Stadium also had the then unheard-of patron-friendly feature of eight toilet rooms each for men and women scattered throughout the stands and bleachers.
In only 284 working days, at an agreed-upon price of $2.5 million, New York’s White Construction Company completed the job by the 1923 opening day for the inaugural game on April 18, against the Boston Red Sox, which the Yankees won 4-1 in front of the reported crowd of 74,200 spectators. In this very game, the legendary Babe Ruth hit the new Stadium’s first home run. Due to Babe Ruth’s tremendous drawing power, the Stadium was also known as “The House That Ruth Built.”
In 1959, Yankee Stadium received the first electronic message board. In the 1966-67 winter, the Stadium spend most of the $1.5 million modernization funds on painting the brown concrete exterior to white, including the copper façade, which by now was turning greenish.
For the two seasons in 1974 and 1975, the team relocated to the Shea Stadium, as the Yankee Stadium underwent massive renovations. The renovations included removing the steel columns supporting the second and third decks and improving the sightlines by ‘cantilevering’ the two decks.
The new Yankee Stadium was constructed adjacent to the original one and is in full use today.
Baseball postseason plays began during the 1884 season, and the World Series took off only in 1903. These games are not recognized by Major League Baseball as an ‘official’ part of World Series history. These games have, anyways, set a foundation for The Fall Classic. Some spectacular postseason moments outside the World Series were created in 1969 when the League Championship was started by the split of the American and National League.
A mid-season strike by players in 1981 split the season into two, upsetting the fans, and Major League Baseball arranged extra playoff games to placate the disappointed fans, and to recoup the losses. In 1985, the best-of-five League Championship Series was converted to best-of-seven series to increase match revenue.
To take care of the team expansions, three divisions – East, Central, and West – were created in 1993, and Division Series was introduced for the playoffs in 1995.
New York Yankees Playoffs Records
The New York Yankees have quite an impressive All-Time Postseason Record. It has made 44 postseason appearances up to 2006. Their overall win-loss record is 161 – 100. The record split into different series Division Series Games: 16-9; Championship Series Games: 24-12; and World Series Games: 121-79.
Yankees Playoffs Trivia
There have been certain memorable moments with, as well as some fun facts about, the Yankees in their postseason playoffs. In game 6 of the 1947 Series, the New York Yankees set a World Series record of sorts by using 21 players in a nine-inning game! The same year, the attendance of 74,065 spectators in the Yankee stadium set an attendance record for the World Series, which got broken the following year in Game 4 of the World Series.
One of the most memorable postseason moments occurred on October 8, 1956, in Game 2 of the World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers. With the Series standing tied at 2 games each, Don Larsen put in the greatest pitching performance in the history of the World Series. In the second inning, he just required 97 pitches to create the only perfect game ever thrown in postseason play.
The Tickets for The Yankee Playoffs
The Yankees are the most popular, as well as the most hated, team in baseball – especially by the fans of their opponents. Supporters of the rival teams throng to the venues to watch the Yankees play, hoping to see them lose!
Just for this reason, the Yankee playoff tickets are not easy to lay your hands on. Yankee playoff tickets are booked well in advance of the postseason playoffs and are difficult to procure.
Best Seats for a Yankees Game
We can talk about going to the Yankee game for days, but if you don’t have a good seat it really won’t mean as much. We suggest you get the best seats for the Yankees that you can afford. If you plan to go to multiple games pick the one that will bring in a smaller crowd. This will allow you to save some money. Behind the plate is where you want to be, but behind the opponents, the dugout is also great. This way you can see inside the Yankee dugout all game. The best seats are out there. Make your move today and be happy you made the purchase no matter what. If you have any questions about getting the best tickets make sure you check the listings above.