New York, NY — New York Yankees President Brian Cashman announced today that the team will be playing a home game in Yankee Stadium, a move that comes just a day after the team’s game against the Washington Nationals was postponed due to a power outage.
The announcement comes just hours after Yankees fans across the nation began flooding Twitter with photos of the team in the stands at Yankee Stadium.
“As the team has made clear, the decision to play a game in the iconic Yankee Stadium has been made on a rolling basis, and we are grateful for the continued support of our fans,” Cashman said in a statement.
“We’re thrilled to return to New York for a season opener in front of our amazing and loyal fans.
We are excited to welcome the Rangers back to Yankee Bowl Stadium and are looking forward to sharing the atmosphere and excitement with the fans on Friday night.”
The Yankees are one of three teams that have already announced they will be returning to Yankee Beach.
Last season, the Yankees played a home opener at Yankee Beach against the Atlanta Braves, who went on to win the World Series.