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Yanks to honor Mandela with plaque

Nelson Mandela Plaque
Nelson Mandela Plaque (NY Yankees)

The Yankees will honor the late Nelson Mandela with a plaque in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park in ceremonies prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Cubs as part of the Jackie Robinson Day tribute in which all players will don uniform No. 42.

The plaque will celebrate the former South African leader and commemorate his June 21, 1990 visit and address at the Stadium. On that historic day, Yankee Stadium was opened to fans, who were treated to musical performances from Richie Havens, Tracy Chapman, Mighty Sparrow and Judy Collins.

Mandela arrived at the Stadium at the end of the concert, following a day of meeting and addressing New Yorkers in various locations around the city. He spoke to the assembled crowd, then donned a Yankees cap and Yankees jacket and said, “You know who I am. I am a Yankee.” At the time of his appearance, Mandela was just four months removed from having spent 27 years in prison.

Scheduled to be on hand for a late-afternoon press conference at the Stadium were Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, team president Randy Levine, entertainer-activist Harry Belafonte, Zondwa Mandela (grandson of Nelson Mandela), George Monyemangene (South Africa Consul General), Sharon Robinson (daughter of Jackie Robinson) and Rev. Al Sharpton. Commissioner Bud Selig was to have attended the news conference, but he returned to Milwaukee after the originally scheduled ceremony was postponed due to Tuesday night’s rainout.

The Yankees’ first African-American player was Elston Howard, who made his major-league debut 59 years ago this week. He had 1-for-1 with one run batted in April 14, 1955 in an 8-4 loss at Boston.

Jeter plenty rested for Wednesday night game

Do not panic, Yankees fans. Derek Jeter’s absence from the lineup in Wednesday night’s matinee portion of the split-admission doubleheader against the Cubs was not injury-related. Jeter did not play Saturday or Sunday night against the Red Sox while resting a tight right quad. The Captain was not in the lineup for the afternoon game because manager Joe Girardi wanted to limit him to one game and preferred to start him in the night game against a lefthander, Travis Wood.

Girardi has made no secret of being cautious with Jeter, who at 39 and coming off an injury-riddled 2013 season is past the time when he can be expected to play every day. Jeter has not lost his sense of humor. The Yankees had their first off day Monday and with Tuesday’s scheduled game rained out Jeter said he felt that with four straight days off it was like an early All-Star Game break.

The Cubs were playing at Yankee Stadium for the first time since 2005 and became the 25th different opponent to play in the current Stadium. The Yankees are 19-5 in an opponent’s first-ever game at the Stadium since its opening in 2009. They won all three such contests in 2013 — April 16 over the Diamondbacks, 4-2; June 19 over the Dodgers, 6-4, and Sept. 20 over the Giants, 5-1.

The Yankees and Cubs will play each other again at Wrigley Field May 20-22 as a part of a weeklong trip to Chicago that includes a stop at U.S. Cellular Field May 23-25 against the White Sox.

The Yankees played their first doubleheader of the season today. They swept one doubleheader and split two last year. Since 2000, the Yanks have swept 15 doubleheaders, split 18 and were swept once (Sept. 17, 2006 by the Red Sox at the Stadium.

Girardi’s toughest job is keeping Jeter fresh

Memo to Yankees fans: Do not expect to see Derek Jeter in the starting lineup just because you bought a ticket.

That was the message Saturday from manager Joe Girardi, who gave Jeter a day off and started rookie Dean Anna at shortstop, which must have been a disappointment to most people in a sellout crowd of 48,572 at Yankee Stadium for the afternoon game against the Red Sox.

This will be Jeter’s final season in the major leagues, and many a fan will want to get one more look at the Captain in person. But as the manager in charge of the lineup and keeping his players fresh, Girardi feels the need to give his aging shortstop (DJ turns 40 in June) a blow now and then.

“I have to manage him with a focus of winning games and keeping him healthy, not being a farewell tour,” Girardi said before the game. “I wasn’t hired to put on a farewell tour.”

And yet, this is the second consecutive season that Girardi has had to oversee a star player in his final season. Jeter follows Mariano Rivera’s swan song from 2013. But in Mo’s case, fans could never be sure they would see him in a game because of his role as closer. There was no guarantee that Rivera would get into a game whereas the absence of Jeter as a regular position player is more noticeable.

“There is not a whole lot I can do about that,” Girardi said. “When you start running guys out there too much, you risk injury. I think people would be a little bit more upset if he were out two weeks or a month or something like that. I understand that fans want to see him play. I want to see him play. I would like to run him out there 162 times. But I have to do what is best for him and the team.”

Let’s face it; Jeter cannot start every game at his age, and Girardi is taking the correct approach in trying to ensure that the Captain stays healthy enough to start as many games as possible.

Yankees are finding their home run strokes

Yankees hitters are starting to clear the fences. They did not hit a home run in their first five games and had only one through the first seven games. You could hardly have called them the Bronx Bombers. Yet getting back to the Bronx has obviously helped.

After getting shut out in long balls in the home opener Monday, the Yankees got two home runs Tuesday and added two more in the second inning Wednesday night. Carlos Beltran launched the first home run of his Yankees career leading off the inning and Kelly Johnson two outs later connected for the second consecutive game.

The long balls were necessary to get the Yankees back in the game because the Orioles had taken a 3-0 lead in the top half of the second on a really long ball by third baseman Jonathan Schoop. Masahiro Tanaka, who gave up a home run to the first batter he faced — Melky Cabrera — in his major league debut last week at Toronto, was victimized again in his Yankee Stadium debut when Schoop clocked one high up inside the left field foul pole for as impressive a homer as you will see.

The Yankees underwent scrutiny in recent years for being dependent on the home run ball with some fans calling for more of a small-ball mentality. Funny how during the five-game homer drought panic was setting in when the Yankees were not reaching the fences on a regular basis.

D-Rob injury takes some glow off home opener

All the positive vibes from the Yankees’ 4-2 victory over the Orioles in Monday’s home opener were tainted somewhat by a singular does of bad news. David Robertson, who has been anointed this year as the success to Mariano Rivera as the Yankees’ closer, is headed for the disabled list because of a Grade 1 groin pull. But there was no truth to the rumor that the Yanks would not let Mo leave the building.

Rivera was on hand with “Core Four” partners Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada to help make Derek Jeter’s final home opener a cozy afternoon. Jeter missed the 2013 opener while recovering from ankle surgery, so he was really looking forward to this day. The Captain had his share of ups and downs, but the 4-2 final was all he cared about.

“I’ll take the win,” Jeter said.

The victory would have to come without Robertson’s input. When the ninth inning arrived, Yankees manager Joe Girardi turned to Shawn Kelley instead. He came through with a 1-2-3 inning to record his first career save in what was also his first ninth-inning save opportunity as a major leaguer.

Robertson apparently hurt his groin during Sunday’s game at Toronto when he picked up his second save of the season but did not say anything to the staff until he came to Yankee Stadium Monday and complained of soreness. An MRI test revealed the strain. Girardi said he would likely mix and match with the closer role, but Kelley the hardest thrower in the bullpen could be the first choice during the period D-Rob is down.

As he did all day, Jeter tried to put a positive spin on the news.

“It’s better to have it happen at the beginning of the season rather than at the middle or at the end,” he said. “I’m sure he’s disappointed, but from what I understand he’ll be fine.”

Jeter’s day was one of mixed results. He struck out twice and grounded into a double play, although a run did score on the twin killing. No RBI, but to DJ a run is a run. His only hit, a double to left leading off the fifth inning, contained its share of drama as well as the Captain jogged a bit going down the first-base line before he had to step it up and leg out a double on a close play at second base.

“I thought it was a home run at first and then that it might go foul because the wind was tricky,” Jeter said with a sly grin. “I knew then I had to pick up the pace. Hey, I was safe. It would have been really embarrassing if I was out. Some guys got on me until they hit some balls into that wind.”

Jeter was also amused that fans near the dugout cheered him right after he hit into that double play. “I guess they appreciated that I hustled,” he said, “and we got a run.”

It always comes back to that for Jeter; what his play means to the team. For the sellout crowd of 48,142 at Yankee Stadium, it was a treat to be able to cheer for the Captain once more as a new season at home got underway.

“It felt like my first home opener,” Jeter said.

Yogi would not miss DJ’s last home opener

Although he was not part of the Opening Day festivities, Yogi Berra was not going to let Derek Jeter’s final home opener go by without coming to Yankee Stadium to wish the captain good luck in his farewell season.

The Hall of Famer and three-time American League Most Valuable Player, who has thrown out many a ceremonial first pitch at the Stadium, is confined to a wheelchair these days, but the 87-year-old legend was in good spirits as he entered the hallway to the Yankees’ clubhouse just as Jeter was heading out to the field for batting practice.

“Hey, kid, you ready for one more big year?” Yogi asked Jeter.

“I hope so,” DJ said. “Thanks for coming. It means a lot to us. I’ve got to go stretch now. You want to come with me?”

Yogi’s pre-game stretching days are well behind him, but as Jeter pointed out his presence is greatly appreciated by Yankees players. Yogi lost his lifetime partner, Carmen, last month to a long illness, so it was good to see him out and about in the venue that continues to embrace him.

Berra was among several popular former Yankees on the scene for the first home game against the Orioles. Jeter and best pal Jorge Posada did the duty of catching the ceremonial first pitches tossed by the other half of the “Core Four,” Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte.

Even before the game, it was a home opener to remember.

‘Core Four’ will ring in Yankees’ home season

The “Core Four” will get the Yankees’ home schedule started Monday at the 112th home opener.

Yankee Stadium gates will open to fans for the 1:05 p.m. game against the Orioles beginning at 11 a.m. Festivities are slated to start at approximately 12:30 p.m. with the introduction of both teams on the baselines. The Yankees ask their fans to please budget ample time when planning their trip to the Stadium and urge their fans to use public transportation.

Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera will throw the Opening Day ceremonial first pitches to Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada. Pettitte and Rivera, who each will also be honored with the “Pride of the Yankees Award” at the 35th Annual Homecoming Dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown following the game, will become the 13th and 14th former Yankees player to receive the Opening Day honor. Posada threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Yankees’ 2012 home opener.

Jeter, of course, will continue to work when the game begins as he continues his 20th and final season as a player. The Captain batted .250 with one RBI on the six-game trip through Houston and Toronto.

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Andy Pettitte, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada
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Kelli O’Hara, a Tony Award nominee and co-star of the Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County, will sing the national anthem. In addition, a giant American flag will be unfurled by 75 West Point Cadets.

During the seventh-inning stretch, James Moye of the Broadway hit Bullets Over Broadway will perform “God Bless America.”

Following Opening Day, the Yankees will continue their nine-game homestand with two more games against the Orioles, a four-game against the Red Sox (April 10-13) and a two-game, inter-league series against the Cubs (April 15-16). The homestand will feature special pregame ceremonies and giveaways, as well as unique events:

Thursday, April 10 – Yankees vs. Red Sox, 7:05 p.m.

Mark Rivera, longtime Billy Joel band mate and music director for Ringo Starr, will sing the national anthem.

Friday, April 11 – Yankees vs. Red Sox, 7:05 p.m.

Magnetic Schedule Night, presented by AT&T, to all guests in attendance.

Saturday, April 12 & Sunday, April 13 – Yankees vs. Red Sox (1:05 p.m. and 8:05 p.m., respectively)

Calendar Day/Night, presented by Subway, to all guests in attendance.

Monday, April 14 – Tuesday, April 15
The Yankees and Major League Baseball will co-host the third annual MLB Diversity Business Summit, an event that provides attendees with unique access to executives from MLB, all 30 MLB clubs, as well as those from MLB media entities.

Tuesday, April 15 – Yankees vs. Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

As part of the Jackie Robinson Day pregame ceremonies, Nelson Mandela will be honored with a plaque in Monument Park.

Wednesday, April 16 – Yankees vs. Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

Yankees Peeps Collectible Night (Yankee Stadium Exclusive), presented by Peeps Brands, to first 10,000 Guests 14 and younger.

For information on parking and public transportation options to the Stadium, please visit yankees.com and click on the Yankee Stadium tab at the top of the page.

New seating and food options at Stadium in 2014

The Yankees will offer guests numerous new amenities, seating and food options in 2014 as part of the club’s efforts to improve the fan experience at Yankee Stadium. Fans are encouraged to visit http://www.yankees.com for more information on what Yankee Stadium has to offer.

New and renovated Stadium locations include:
Field MVP Outdoor Suite Boxes: The 10 open-air suite boxes are located on the Field Level concourse and can accommodate between six and eight guests per suite. Catered food and staff service are provided in these suites, which are available on a full-season basis.
Field MVP Club Lounge: Full-season ticket licensees in Sections 116 through 124 (Rows 12-21) will have access to this newly constructed lounge, which is located on the Field Level concourse. With a 45-foot bar and a full menu, this space will open each game at the same time that Stadium gates are opened to fans.
Yankee Stadium Home Plate Team Store: Located on the Field Level behind the plate, this store, which is the largest apparel and merchandise location in the Stadium, has been completely renovated to provide additional checkout locations and display areas and an improved shopping experience.
Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar: Located outside the Delta SKY360° Suite between the 100 and 200 Levels, this space has been redesigned to incorporate couches and lounge seating. New specialty drinks, including citrus mojito, hibiscus lime cooler and baja margarita, have been added to the menu.
Jim Beam Suite Lounge: One of the Stadium’s most popular locations has been renovated with an updated interior and improved food offerings, including Red Stag Glazed BBQ Wings. Guests who don’t want to miss any on-field action may purchase made-to-order, 3-minute pizzas. Located on the 300 Level, guests with Jim Beam Suite Lounge tickets may access this location.

Fans interested in learning more about the locations above can call the Yankees Premium Sales and Service Department at 718-508-3955, e-mail premium@yankees.com or visit http://www.yankees.com/premium. Fans may also call 212-YANKEES — [212-926-5337].

New food and drink items at the Stadium include:
• Chicken and Waffles Cart located in the Great Hall at Gate 6.
• Tacos and Empanadas Cart located at Section 321.
• Sweetfrog Frozen Yogurt Stand located at Section 224.
• Papa John’s Pizza is now a sponsor of the Yankees, with locations on all levels.
• Build Your Own Nachos, including the “Nacho Helmet” is available at Wholly Guacamole portable stands on the 200 and 300 Levels and in the Bleachers. Fans may pick their toppings in a regular-sized order of nachos or have an official plastic replica Yankees helmet filled with 12 ounces of nacho chips with their choice of toppings added.
• Unlimited Popcorn Bucket allows fans all the popcorn they care to eat for $12 in a souvenir bucket. Sold in various locations throughout the Stadium.
• Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burger and Coconut Rum Glazed BBQ Smoked Ribs will be available at the Malibu Rooftop Deck on the 300 Level in right field. This area is open to all fans.
• Fresh-Cut Fries features a platter full of fried potatoes, cut-and-fried as you order.
• Made-to-Order, 3-Minute Pizzas will feature five different toppings. They will be available in the Jim Beam Suite Lounge and Delta SKY360° Suite.
• Red Stag Glazed BBQ Wings will be available at the Jim Beam Suite Lounge.
• Specialty Drinks Menu has been added to the Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar, which is located in between the 100 and 200 Levels near the home plate team store. Drinks will include a classic citrus mojito, hibiscus lime cooler and baja margarita.

Please note: Renderings of the Field MVP Outdoor Suite Boxes and Field MVP Club Lounge, along with photos of the Bacon Stuffed Burger, Coconut Rum Glazed BBQ Smoked Ribs and Red Stag Glazed BBQ Wings, are available by going to http://www.hightail.com/download/elNJbGtJQTZJMHRqQThUQw and clicking on the Download option underneath each icon.

Dining and drinking locations at the Stadium include:
• NYY Steak Yankee Stadium, located at Gate 6, offers an upscale dining experience, including dry-aged USDA prime steaks, fresh seafood and an impressive collection of premium wines. Reservations are strongly suggested. Please call 646-977-8325.
• Mohegan Sun Sports Bar is located behind the glass of the center field batter’s eye. Sandwiches and drinks are available in an indoor setting that provides one of the most unique vantage points in sports (Requires Mohegan Sun ticket or club membership).
• Malibu Rooftop Deck, located adjacent to Section 310, features a view of the Manhattan skyline and offers a fun setting for individuals or groups to socialize and eat before the game. Malibu Rooftop Deck tickets include all-you-care-to-eat baseball fare and non-alcoholic drinks for 90 minutes, ending 30 minutes prior to the scheduled first pitch. Beginning 30 minutes prior to first pitch, all fans may purchase a la carte items at this location.
• Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar, located in between the 100 and 200 Levels adjacent to the escalators by the Home Plate Team Store, features a revamped drinks menu and lounge seating with a view of the site of the original Yankee Stadium.
• Field MVP Club Lounge, located on the 100 Level by Gate 4, has a 45-foot bar and a gourmet pub menu (Requires a full-season ticket license in Sections 116 through 124 in Rows 12-21 or a Field MVP Outdoor Suite Box ticket).
• Peeps Mini Picnic Area is a popular area for group events and is located at Gate 2.
• Legends Suite Club offers the Stadium’s premier dining experience. Located at Gate 4, this space can be accessed only by Legends Suite ticket holders.
• Delta SKY360° Suite is located at Sections 218A through 222. This expansive lounge is climate-controlled with gourmet food, an outdoor patio and breathtaking views of the field. (Requires a Delta SKY360° Suite ticket).
• Jim Beam Suite Lounge is located on the 300 Level behind the plate and features pub food in an indoor setting (requires Jim Beam Suite ticket).
• Audi Club, located on the SAP Suite Level in left field, features a cocktail bar, dining lounge and a sweeping view of the field (Requires Audi Club ticket or club membership).
• DKNY Lounge and Ketel One Lounge are located at Section 27 and Section 11, respectively. They offer unlimited gourmet grab-and-go baseball fare for Legends and Champions Suite ticket holders only.
• Hard Rock Cafe is located at Gate 6 and open to fans year-round. Reservations can be made at (646) 977-8888.

Please note that with the exception of the Hard Rock Cafe Yankee Stadium, entry to all dining locations requires a valid ticket for that day’s game.

MasterCard benefits (available only when using your MasterCard):
• MasterCard Deal of the Game: Daily discounts on select concessions and/or merchandise will be announced prior to and during each home game on the centerfield video board.
• $60 for $50: Buy a $50 Legends Hospitality merchandise gift card (for use at all Yankee Stadium merchandise stores and portable stands) and have $10 added compliments of MasterCard.
• MasterCard Family Meal Deal: Receive a free liter of a Pepsi product with the purchase of a value bucket of sandwiches and fries at select concessions stands in the Stadium. New to this option in 2014 is the pulled pork or pulled chicken Sliders & Fries Bucket.
• MasterCard Meal Combo: Save money by purchasing a Combo Meal instead of a la carte items at select concessions stands throughout the Stadium.
• MasterCard Preferred Pricing: Save up to $15 off each ticket when purchasing select 2014 regular season individual game tickets.
• MasterCard Mondays: Every Monday during the 2014 regular season, all yankees.com subscribers will receive a newsletter with ticket discounts compliments of MasterCard.
• MasterCard $5 Games: Select 2014 regular season individual game tickets in eligible areas of the Terrace, Grandstand and Bleachers will be available for $5 per ticket, subject to availability. (At present, dates include: April 9 vs. Baltimore, April 29 vs. Seattle, April 30 vs. Seattle, May 1 vs. Seattle, June 3 vs. Oakland and June 17 vs. Toronto).
• MasterCard Half-Price Games: Select 2014 regular season individual game tickets in eligible areas of the Terrace, Grandstand and Bleachers will be available for 50 percent off their game-day price, subject to availability. (At present, dates include June 4 vs. Oakland, July 24 vs. Texas, August 7 vs. Detroit, August 21 vs. Houston and September 24 vs. Baltimore.)
• MasterCard TBA Games: For select games with a start time of TBA during the 2014 season, fans can purchase tickets in select areas at up to 25 percent savings. Tickets for MasterCard TBA Games must be purchased in advance of the official game time announcement for the game. (At present, dates include: June 29 vs. Boston, August 10 vs. Cleveland and August 24 vs. Chicago-AL.)

For a complete list of ticket specials, including game dates, seating locations, and terms and conditions, fans should visit http://www.yankees.com/ticketspecials. Fans with questions may call 212-YANKEES [212-926-5337] or e-mail tickets@yankees.com. Please note that all ticket specials are subject to availability.

Concession options available to all fans at the Stadium include:
Bazzini Nuts (Great Hall at Gate 6)
Boar’s Head Sandwiches (Sects. 113, 221B)
Brother Jimmy’s BBQ (Sects. 133, 201, 214, 320A)
Carl’s Steaks, featuring cheesesteaks (Sects. 107, 223, 311)
Cocktails (Sects. 110, 126, 206, 323)
Dippin’ Dots (Sects. 125, 228, 323)
Farmers Market presented by Melissa’s (Sect. 121B)
Fresh-Cut Fries (Sect. 127)
Garlic Fries (Sects. 108, 206, 331)
Hebrew National hot dogs (Great Hall at Gate 6 and Sects. 107, 129, 202, 204, 214B, 236, 312, 329)
Highlanders Baseball Fare, including hot dogs, pretzels and Pepsi products (Sects. 111, 233A, 305, 311, 318, 325 and Bleachers)
Johnny Rockets (Sects. 132, 212, 326 and Bleachers)
Kosher Options (Sects. 110, 214, 229, 322, Sunday through Friday afternoon only)
Lemonade, fresh-squeezed (Sects. 117B, 124, 215, 227A, 317, 324)
Lobel’s of New York, gourmet steak sandwiches (Sects. 134, 321)
NY Grill, featuring Nathan’s Hot Dogs and Premio Sausages (Sects. 121B, 211, 221B, 227B, 230, 308, 318, 321, 334)
NY Grill Gluten Free, featuring items above plus Udi’s Gluten Free Hot Dog Buns (Great Hall at Gate 6)
NYY Steak Express, feat. USDA prime steak sandwiches (Sect. 109)
Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs (Sects. 127A, 225, 313)
Noodle Bowl, featuring Asian noodle dishes (Sect. 127B)
Otis Spunkmeyer cookies (Sects. 125, 233 and Bleachers)
Papa John’s pizza (Sects. 125, 212, 309 and Bleachers)
Parm, featuring hot Italian sandwiches (Sect. 104)
Premio Sausage (Sects. 217, 320A)
Popcorn (Great Hall & Sects. 107, 130, 202, 210, 229, 307, 327)
Pretzels by New York Pretzel (Located throughout the Stadium)
Sushi (Sect. 127A)
Triple Play Grill, feat. sliders and fries (Sects. 116, 205, 321, 334)
Turkey Hill Ice Cream (Sects. 112, 126, 207, 224, 313, 319, 324 and Bleachers)
Wholly Guacamole, featuring “Build Your Own Nachos” (Sects. 233A, 314, 327 and Bleachers)
Wings, featuring chicken wings (Sect. 109)

Beer/alcoholic drink locations include:
Beer Stands – Domestic (Sects. 106, 117A, 130, 205, 215, 216, 224, 229, 232B, 234, 307, 318, 323, 330, 332B)
Beers of the World (Sects. 110, 134, 204, 206, 226, 233A, 237, 238, 315, 320C, 331)
Blue Moon/Leinenkugel Beer Stand (Sects. 109, 314)
Budweiser Beer Stands (Sects. 105, 117B, 121B, 127A, 202, 204, 235, 239, 308, 315, 328, 332A)
Coors Light Beer Stand (Sect. 231)
Goose Island Beer Stand (Great Hall and in the Bleachers at Section 239)
Mohegan Sun Sports Bar is located behind the glass of the center field batter’s eye. Beers and mixed drinks are available.
Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar, located in between the 100 and 200 Levels off the escalators by the home plate team store, features a revamped specialty drinks menu and lounge seating.

Beers available at the Stadium:

Draft: Budweiser, Bud Light, Batch 19, Becks, Blue Moon, Blue Moon Seasonal, Coors Light, Corona Light, Dos Equis, Goose Island, Goose Island 312, Goose Island Honkers, Guinness, Heineken, Heineken Light, Hoegaarden, Kirin Ichiban, Leinenkugel, Miller Lite, Modelo, Newcastle, Redds Apple Ale, Shock Top, Smithwick’s, Stella Artois and Yuengling.

Glass-bottled: Bud Black Crown, Bud Light Lime, Bud Light Platinum, Amstel, Becks, Blue Moon, Coors Light, Corona Light, Dos Equis, Guinness Black Lager, Heineken, Heineken Light, Hoegaarden, Magic Hat #9, Miller Lite, O’Doul’s, Presidente, Red Bridge, Stella Artois and Yuengling.
Cans: Budweiser, Bud Light, Bud Lime-A-Rita, Bud Mango-Rita, Leinenkugel, Michelob Ultra, Miller Lite, O’Doul’s, Redds Apple Ale, Shock Top, Shock Top Apple, Shock Top Lemonade, Stella Artois and Yuengling.
Plastic-bottled beers include: Budweiser, Bud Light and Michelob Ultra.

Pre-on-sale for 2014 tickets begins Feb. 19

Tickets for individual Yankees games at Yankee Stadium will be made available to the public from 12 noon Wednesday, Feb. 19, to 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, through a MasterCard pre-on-sale online at yankees.com and yankeesbeisbol.com and via Ticketmaster. During the MasterCard pre-on-sale, all fans can purchase tickets using their MasterCard card. For more information, please visit http://www.yankees.com/priceless.

New for the 2014 regular season, fans purchasing tickets during this on-sale can take advantage of the “MasterCard Preferred Pricing” program. When fans purchase individual game tickets using their MasterCard, they can save up to $15 per ticket in select seating categories.

For those using other accepted methods of payment, the general public on-sale will begin at 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at yankees.com and yankeesbeisbol.com and via Ticketmaster only at 877-469-9849 and Ticketmaster TTY at 800-943-4327.

Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 25, tickets may be purchased at the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office, all area Ticketmaster outlets and all Ticket Offices located within Yankees Clubhouse Shops.

As in past years, the Yankees will make available individual-game ticket value programs, including the MasterCard Half-Price Game Ticket Special, which allows fans to purchase tickets for select games during the 2014 season in select areas of the Terrace Level, Grandstand Level or Bleachers for 50 percent off the advance ticket price, when using their MasterCard. Tickets for MasterCard Half-Price Games may be purchased in advance or on the day of the game, subject to availability.

For a complete list of ticket specials, including game dates, seating locations, and terms and conditions, fans should visit http://www.yankees.com/ticketspecials. Fans with questions may call (212-YANKEES [212-926-5337] or email tickets@yankees.com. Please note that all ticket specials are subject to availability. All individual-game ticket value programs exclude all Premium Games. *The term “Premium Game(s)” is defined as the Opening Day game, the Old-Timers’ Day game, the games scheduled for April 12, May 17, June 27–29, July 18–20, Sept. 2–4 and Sept. 18–25, and such other games as may be designated, on no less than seven days’ notice, as Premium Games, no later than the first day of each month during the regular season, with respect to all future games during the regular season.

E-Saver Games – Fans can register at http://www.yankees.com/esaver to receive email ticket offers for E-Saver Games available only to Yankees email subscribers.
MasterCard $5 Games – For select home games during the 2014 season, fans may purchase tickets in select areas of the Terrace Level, Grandstand Level or Bleachers for $5 when using their MasterCard. Tickets for MasterCard $5 Games may be purchased in advance or on the day of the game.
Senior Citizen Games – Citizens 60 and older may purchase reduced-priced tickets for themselves and one guest for select home games during the 2014 season. Prices range from $5 to $150, depending on seat location. Any additional guest(s) must pay full-price for his/her ticket(s). Tickets may be purchased only the day of the game, beginning two hours before the scheduled start time of the game, at Yankee Stadium Ticket Windows, adjacent to Gate 4, and are subject to availability. All tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. A valid proof of age must be presented at the time of purchase.
Student Games – For Wednesday home games during the 2014 season, students who present their valid high school or college ID cards when purchasing tickets may receive one half-price ticket in designated seating locations. Tickets may be purchased only on the day of the game at Yankee Stadium Ticket Windows, adjacent to Gate 4.
Youth Games – All fans 14 and younger, when accompanied by an adult (18 and older), are eligible for half-price tickets in designated seating locations for Saturday home games. Tickets may be purchased ONLY on the day of the game at Yankee Stadium Ticket Windows, adjacent to Gate 4.
Military Personnel Ticket Special – Active military members can present their military identification card at designated Yankee Stadium Ticket Windows before non-premium Monday through Thursday home games and receive one complimentary ticket in the Grandstand Level or Bleachers, or purchase one half-price ticket in other areas of the Stadium excluding the Legends Suite, Champions Suite, Delta SKY360° Suite, Jim Beam Suite and Audi Yankees Club. Tickets may be purchased only the day of the game, beginning two hours before the scheduled start time of the game at Yankee Stadium Ticket Windows, adjacent to Gate 4.

SEASON TICKETS:
Yankees season ticket plans are now available on both a full-season and partial-season basis. For complete season-ticket information, please visit yankees.com or yankeesbeisbol.com, contact the Season Ticket Sales and Service Department via email at seasontickets@yankees.com , or call 212-YANKEES [212-926-5337]. Plans start at $90.

FIELD MVP CLUB SEATS:
Beginning with the 2014 season, seats in Sections 116 through 124 (Rows 12-21) will be known as Field MVP Club Seats. Full-season licensees in these locations will have their ticket prices decrease from $260 per game in 2013 to $235 per game in 2014. Additionally, these licensees will have access to the Field MVP Club Lounge, which is scheduled to open Opening Day 2014. Located on the Field Level Concourse, this new space has been developed with the successful Delta SKY360° Suite redesign in mind. For more information, please contact the Season Ticket Sales and Service Department via email at seasontickets@yankees.com, or call (212) YANKEES [212-926-5337].

FIELD MVP OUTDOOR SUITE BOXES:
Field MVP Outdoor Suite Boxes are the newest exclusive private seating area at Yankee Stadium. These open-air suite boxes can seat from 6 to 8 people and provide an intimate setting to entertain clients. For more information, please contact Yankees Premium by phone at 718-508-3955 or via email at premium@yankees.com.

INDIVIDUAL GAME SUITES:
Yankee Stadium Individual Game Suites offer the ideal venue to host your next corporate or social group outing. Available on a per-game basis or in five-game “Pick-It” plans, Individual Game Suites provide all the benefits and comforts of the Suite experience. Suite capacities range from 12 to 74 guests, and can be expanded to accommodate groups of up to 382 people. For more information, please contact Yankees Premium by phone at 718-508-3955 or via email at premium@yankees.com.

GROUP TICKETS:
Groups of 10 or more are eligible to take advantage of a variety of group ticket discounts. For complete group ticket information, please visit yankees.com or yankeesbeisbol.com, contact the Group Sales Department via email at groups@yankees.com or call 212-YANKEES [212-926-5337].

Holiday events this week at Yankee Stadium

More than three dozen New York City high school students from Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation’s Jeter’s Leaders program will assemble gift bags at their annual holiday gift wrapping party Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

The 1,100 gift bags, which include items donated by the Yankees and other sponsors, will help children from Turn 2 programs in New York, West Michigan and Tampa celebrate the holidays at events in the coming months.

After assembling the gift bags, the Jeter’s Leaders will be treated to a private pre-holiday party in the Stadium’s Legends Suite.

Jeter’s Leaders is an intensive four-year leadership development program for high school students who serve as ambassadors for Derek Jeter in their communities.

The Turn 2 Foundation, established in 1996, has awarded more than $18 million in grants to create and support signature programs and activities that motivate young people to “TURN 2” healthy lifestyles. Through these ventures, the Foundation strives to create outlets for children to achieve academic excellence, develop leadership skills and remain drug and alcohol free. These programs all share the same goal of helping today’s youth become the leaders of tomorrow.

And beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, the Yankees and White Rose will team up once again to hold their annual Thanksgiving Food Voucher Giveaway at Yankee Stadium’s Gate 2 (corner of 164th Street and Jerome Avenue) and Gate 8 (164th Street and River Avenue).

Bronx residents are invited to come to the Stadium and pick up a food voucher, which can be redeemed at a local Met Food market or Pioneer Supermarket while supplies last. Proof of Bronx residency is required to receive a voucher.

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