|The Yankees during batting practice. Photo by Jason Schott.
The Yankees announced on Wednesday afternoon that they will host three more Yankees Batting Practice Block Parties on Monday, August 28 vs. Cleveland; Thursday, August 31 vs. Boston; and Monday, September 18 vs. Minnesota.
Yankee Stadium will open Gates 6 and 8 at 4:00 p.m., which is one hour earlier than usual, on those three dates.
Fans with tickets for the Yankees’ 7:05 p.m. games on those nights will be able to enjoy a number of activities while watching Yankees batting practice from the Masterpass Batter’s Eye Deck, Bleachers, and outfield sections of Yankee Stadium between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
· Children’s activities and music
· Fans will have the opportunity to take photos with the 2009 World Series trophy and in the Judge’s Chambers.
· The Yankees’ “Hands On History” initiative will conduct a special program, allowing Block Party attendees the opportunity to hold a game-used Yankees artifact and try on a World Series ring.
· Guests for the Judge’s Chambers will be selected from fans at the Batting Practice Block Party on Aug. 28 and Sept. 18.
· Other special events and opportunities, which will be announced closer to the dates.
Please note that Yankees batting practice is subject to cancellation depending on weather and/or other considerations.
Tickets for these games — and all Yankees home games — 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 email@example.com.
WARNING: For the safety of everyone, all Guests must stay alert and be aware of their surroundings at all times during all batting practices, fielding practices, warm-ups and the game experience because hard-hit baseballs and bats and fragments thereof may be thrown or hit anywhere in the Stadium. Guests concerned about safety should proceed to a Stadium Ticket Window, located adjacent to Gate 6 in the Great Hall, adjacent to the Yankees Team Store behind home plate in the Great Hall, or adjacent to Section 320C on the Terrace/Grandstand Level.