Take me out to the Yankees ballpark before it's gone

It would take more than a heartfelt Hail Mary to land a seat at New York City's Yankee Stadium on Sunday, when 57,000 Catholic faithful gather to celebrate Mass with Pope Benedict XVI during his first visit to the USA.

But scores of sports fans will be making their own pilgrimages to baseball's cathedral this season. It's the last before the 85-year-old Bronx ballpark is replaced by a $1.3 billion stadium across the street, and demand for Yankees home games is up sharply. If you can't score a game ticket, a one-hour, behind-the-scenes tour of the House That Ruth Built — including the field, dugout, press box, clubhouse (when available) and Monument Park — is offered daily. Reservations are recommended; cost is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and children under 14. Information: 718-579-4594 or yankees.com.

Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
A Gilchrist county sheriffs car sits at the end of a trailer home where 7 members of a family were slain by their grandfather in Bell, FL, Thursday, Sept., 18, 2014. The grandfather, Don Spirit, pictured, also killed himself.
Phil Sandlin/AP Photo | Gilchrist County Sheriffs Office
PHOTO:
St. Andre Bessette Catholic Church in Ecorse Michigan
PHOTO: Phoenix police officers escort Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, to the 4th Avenue Jail following his arrest, Sept. 17, 2014 in Phoenix.
The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski/AP Photo