by nycgo.com staff, 12/18/2012
Yankee Stadium. Photo: Julienne Schaer
New York Mets and New York Yankees Home Openers
New York City's two Major League Baseball franchises have never opened their seasons at home on the same day, but there's a first for everything. On April 1, the Mets face the San Diego Padres at Citi Field, while the Yankees take on their bitter division rivals, the Boston Red Sox, at Yankee Stadium. (The latter pairing is the first time the Yankees have begun a season against the Red Sox since 2005.) The games are sure to mark the starts of exciting seasons for both teams. The Mets will host the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field on July 16, and the Subway Series between the teams will take place over a four-day span, with games at Citi Field May 27–28 and at Yankee Stadium May 29–30. In other words, it's going to be an excellent Memorial Day weekend.