- Address: 1 East 161st Street, New York
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 46,000
- Opened: 2 April 2009
- Main use: Baseball, football
- Tenants: NYCFC (football), New York Yankees (baseball)
Extra stadium info – Yankee Stadium
The construction of the Yankee Stadium started in 2006. It became one of the most expensive stadiums ever built when it opened in 2009. The venue is used for several events, like American football, baseball, concerts, football and ice hockey. The Yankee Stadium is located in the Bronx and it is the home of the Major League Soccer club New York City Football Club and the Major League Baseball club New York Yankees.
George Herman Ruth, considered by many to be the greatest baseball player ever, is one of the former players of the Yankees. He is commonly known as Babe Ruth and he played for the Boston Red Sox before he joined the New York Yankees. The Red Sox are known as the arch-rivals of the Yankees. The New York Yankees baseball club is among the major baseball clubs in the world. The Yankees became the first baseball club with 20 World Series titles. In 1921, they played their first-ever World Series match. The Yankees lost the World Series in 1921 and also in 1922. In 1923, they won the World Series for the first time in their history.
NYCFC also use the Yankee Stadium for home games. It became the first football club from the New York metropolitan area with 1 million followers on its main social media page. New York City Football Club drew an average home attendance of 29,000 in their inaugural Major League Soccer season. They played their first-ever MLS match at the Yankee Stadium on 15 March 2015. 43,000 spectators showed up for the football game. NYCFC won the match against the New England Revolution from Massachusetss 2-0 after a goal and an assist from the Spanish football star David Villa Sánchez. He scored 18 goals in his inaugural Major League Soccer season.
David Villa, who played in the prestigous 2010 FIFA World Cup final in South Africa, became one of the first athletes with 10 million followers on his main social media page. He won the 2010 FIFA World Cup with the national football team of Spain after defeating the Netherlands in the city of Johannesburg. Villa played for the Spanish clubs Real Sporting, Real Zaragoza, Valencia CF, FC Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid before he signed with NYCFC. Villa also played for Melbourne City from Australia and Vissel Kobe from Japan before the ended his professional football career in 2020.