Yankees Opening Day 2016: What You Need to Know

Get ready for baseball season with our Yankees Opening Day 2016 guide. Everything you need to know about the game, the players, and the best ways to enjoy the day.

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Yankees Opening Day 2016

The New York Yankees are set to open their 2016 season on April 4th at home against the Houston Astros. This will be the Yankees’ first game of the season, and they will be looking to start off on the right foot. Here is everything you need to know about Yankees Opening Day 2016.

When is Opening Day?

Opening Day for the New York Yankees is on Monday, April 4, 2016. The game is at 1:05 PM ET and will be broadcast on the YES Network. The Yankees will be playing the Houston Astros.

Who is playing?

Here is the Opening Day lineup for the New York Yankees:

Brett Gardner, LF
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Alex Rodriguez, DH
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Brian McCann, C
Chase Headley, 3B
Didi Gregorius, SS
Starlin Castro, 2B
Dustin Ackley, RF

The Yankees will be facing the Detroit Tigers and their ace pitcher Justin Verlander. The game is set to start at 1:05 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ESPN.

What time is the game?

The New York Yankees will open their 2016 season on Monday, April 4th at 1:05pm ET against the Houston Astros. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.

How to Get Tickets

Yankees Opening Day is one of the most popular events of the year. If you’re hoping to get tickets, you’ll need to act fast. Here’s what you need to know.


The vast majority of tickets will be sold online, and you will have to go through Yankees Ticketing to get them. You can access the site here, and you should set up an account in advance so you’re ready to go on sale day. The sale is being spread out over three days to accommodate demand, with 1/3 of tickets being made available each day.

Day 1 (February 16): All pre-registered members of Yankees Universe will be able to purchase tickets, with a four-ticket limit per game. Tickets will be available for all home games except for Opening Day, which is not included in this sale.

Day 2 (February 17): All pre-registered members of Yankees Universe will be able to purchase tickets, with a four-ticket limit per game. Tickets for Opening Day will go on sale at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Day 3 (February 18): Tickets will be available to the general public, with no ticket limit per game.

At the Stadium

On game day, the Yankees ticket windows at Yankee Stadium will open 4½ hours before game time. Tickets may be purchased at the Yankee Stadium ticket windows on a first-come, first-serve basis, subject to availability. Fans are strongly encouraged to not wait until game day to purchase their tickets.

What to Expect

The Yankees are set to open their season at home against the Houston Astros on Monday, April 4th. It’s sure to be an exciting game, and there are a few things you should know if you’re planning on attending. First and foremost, the weather could be a factor.

New York Yankees

If you’re going to your first Yankees game this year, or just need a refresher, here’s everything you need to know about the ballpark and the team.

The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the Bronx, New York. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City, the other being the National League’s (NL) New York Mets. The Yankees began play in the 1901 season as the Baltimore Orioles (no relation to the current team of that name), moving to New York in 1903 and adopting their current name eight years later. From 1923 to 2008, the Yankees’ home ballpark was Yankee Stadium; in 2009, they moved into a new stadium of the same name that was constructed adjacent to the previous facility.

Yankee Stadium is a stadium located in Concourse, Bronx, New York City. It serves as the home ballpark for the New York Yankees of MLB and hosts occasionally other sporting events and concerts. The $2.3 billion stadium, built with $1.2 billion in public subsidies, replaced the original Yankee Stadium which opened 99 years earlier in 1923 and closed following that season’s World Series victory over the New York Mets to move into new digs across 161st Street; it partially opened on April 2, 2009 when a college baseball game between Seton Hall University and Fordham University was played before an exhibition game against Notre Dame on April 3 which featured Joe Girardi managing his first game at his alma mater since he became head coach of his former high school district’s varsity team after retiring from MLB following his final season playing for them as their catcher 23 years earlier – made more significant by Girardi hitting walk-off home runs on Opening Day 1998 off Chicago Cubs reliever Turk Wendell at Wrigley Field for both teams he represented professionally: then-AL Central rival Chicago White Sox 6 years after being traded from them alongside future Hall-of-Famer Bob Howry for fellow future HOFer Fred McGriff immediately following their 1993 AL West championship season during his lone year with them before signing with their crosstown rivals as a free agent and playing 7 seasons at catcher for them en route leading them to 5 playoff appearances including their 2000 World Series championship during his final season playing for them prior to becoming manager of their crosstown rivals 6 years later while they were owned by Tribune Company who also owned both Chicago baseball teams at that time 2 years before selling both clubs separately but keeping both stadiums which they both played in until each underwent extensive renovation – 10 seasons after he debuted as color analyst for Cubs games on WGN Radio alongside play-by-play announcer Pat Hughes during their 2015 NL Wild Card Game victory over Pittsburgh Pirates due partly to Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler hitting leadoff home run off Gerrit Cole becoming 1st player ever to do so in postseason history & Francisco Liriano throwing 6 shutout innings while Mark Melancon & Tony Watson combining for 3 scoreless innings of relief pitching thereby completing shutout making Liriano winning pitcher & Andrew McCutchen & Starling Marte were losing batter & pinch hitter respectively). It is one block north of Heritage Field; construction began on August 16, 2006; it officially opened on April 16 when an exhibition game between two Major League Soccer (MLS) teams was played followed by its formal christening ceremony two days later when an MLB regular season game between its tenants – who defeated Toronto Blue Jays 7–3 – was hosted; it is located adjacent to its original predecessor whose exterior facade has been incorporated into new facility thereby becoming one part of stadium’s Legend’s Club seating area while rest of old stadium has since been demolished making way for parks – one of which is Heritage Field where Little League games are played alongside PSAL football & soccer games along with other events including concert series such as Hard Rock Rising: Global Battle Of The Bands held annually since 2012 thereby making it 1st international music festival sanctioned by Minor League Baseball (MiLB).

Baltimore Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles are coming into the 2016 season with high expectations. After winning the American League East in 2014, the Orioles fell to .500 in 2015 and missed the playoffs. The team has made some key acquisitions this offseason, including outfielder Dexter Fowler and pitcher Yovani Gallardo. With a strong core of young talent, the Orioles will be looking to make a return to the playoffs in 2016.

You can expect the Orioles to be a competitive team this year, but they will have their work cut out for them in a tough AL East. If they can stay healthy and get solid production from their new additions, they should be in contention for a playoff spot come September.


Now that you know everything you need to about the Yankees’ Opening Day, you can sit back and enjoy the game. Whether you’re cheering on the team from the stands or following them from home, make sure you have all the information you need to make the most of your experience. From game time to ticket sales, there’s a lot to keep track of, but with this guide, you’ll be able to follow along like a pro. So grab your peanuts and crackerjacks and get ready for an exciting season of Yankees baseball!

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