Opening Day is finally here. Things are busy in the Bronx as we complete our preparations for the 2013 Home Opener against the Boston Red Sox on Monday, April 1, at 1:05 p.m. On behalf of the entire Yankees organization, I would like to express our gratitude for your support and share our excitement as we begin the quest for our 28th World Series Championship.
As your Yankees representative, I would like to provide you with some relevant information about the first homestand.
HOME OPENER - Monday, April 1:
Gates open at 11 a.m.
Festivities will begin at 12:30 p.m.
The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out by Lou Piniella, who will be honored with the "Pride of the Yankees Award" at the 2013 Homecoming Dinner following the Opening Day game.
The Yankees and the Red Sox will stand together in dedicating the 2013 Opening Day game to the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, their families and the greater community of Newtown.
The Yankees and Red Sox will also wear a special ribbon on their uniforms for Opening Day to honor those lost and those affected by the tragedy.
Please budget ample time when planning your trip to Yankee Stadium, and consider using public transportation.
OPENING DAY FUN FACT:
The Yankees have won 11 straight Opening Day games when playing at home dating to 1986 last lost an Opening Day game at home in 1982 vs. the White Sox (7-6 in 12 innings) according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it ties the all-time Major League mark held by the Mets, who won 11 straight such Openers from 1971-89.
Redeem unused season tickets for up to a 25 percent discount toward the purchase of tickets to select regular-season home games, subject to availability and specific terms and conditions. To redeem the unused ticket credit, bring your unused season tickets to the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office, adjacent to Gate 4, two hours prior to the scheduled start time of the select game.
For every homestand this season, Licensees will receive special in-Stadium offers, compliments of MasterCard. Just download and print the voucher in this newsletter and use your MasterCard card to take advantage of this week's steal.
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SEASON TICKET LICENSEE OF THE MONTH
Every month, the Yankees recognize Season Ticket Licensees for their loyalty and support. The Yankees would like to congratulate the April Season Ticket Licensee of the Month, John Sciortino.
Hometown: Upper Saddle River, New Jersey Season Ticket Seat Location: Section 110 Season Ticket Plan: Full Season Plan Yankees Season Ticket Licensee Since: 1977 Favorite Current Player: Derek Jeter
Favorite All-Time Player: Mickey Mantle Favorite Yankee Stadium Concession: The cheesesteaks Favorite Yankees Memory: Game 6 of the 1977 World Series in which Reggie Jackson hit three home runs (Yankee Stadium rocked like never before); the night Paul O'Neill played his last home game; and Game 6 of the 2009 World Series, the first championship in the new Stadium. Hidden Yankee Stadium Gem: Still hearing the voice of the great Bob Sheppard each time Derek Jeter comes to the plate. Best Part of Being a Season Ticket Licensee: Years of wonderful memories - many, many great games and fun times together - for me and my family. My sons have been attending games since they were in diapers and now attend as high school and college graduates.