The Bronx Bombers will break in the new Yankee Stadium with a pair of exhibition games against the Chicago Cubs on April 3-4.
It’s now a done deal: The New York Yankees will open the new Yankee Stadium with a pair of exhibition games against the Chicago Cubs on April 3-4, at the tail end of spring training.
"We are thrilled to have such a great organization in the Chicago Cubs agree to play the first ever exhibition games as we unveil Yankee Stadium," said team President Randy Levine in a statement. "It will be a symbolic event for the fans of two iconic teams while we celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in this proud franchise’s history."
The new ballpark opens across the street from the former Yankee Stadium. The regular-season opening for the $1.3-billion ballpark is slated for April 16, when the Cleveland Indians arrive for a three-game series.