New York Yankees at Army Black Knights:
Game Day Central 2013
Johnson Stadium Map
Entering West Point / Parking Information:
- Tickets are sold out.
- All ticket sales are final and no refunds will be issued should the game be cancelled for any reason. There will not be a rain date for the contest.
- Will Call:
- A game day Will Call Window, located on the north side of Johnson Stadium, will open at 10 a.m.
- You may also pick up your Will Call tickets at the Army Ticket Office located at Gate 3 of Michie Stadium Monday-Friday 8.30 a.m.-5.00 p.m.
- Lost/Misplaced Tickets:
- Customer will be charged face value to reprint a lost or misplaced ticket. Call the Ticket Office for details.
- Contact the Army Ticket Office at 1-877-TIX-ARMY with further questions.
- ID needed for entry to West Point (Age 16+)
- Enter through the gate indicated on your parking pass.
- Complimentary parking will be available in A, AAA, D, and G lots.
- If you purchased VIP parking, your parking lot will be indicated on your pass.
- Parking lots will open at 10 a.m.
- Tailgating is permitted in the area around your vehicle. Tailgates may not interfere with other parking spaces or roadways. If you want to tailgate on Daly Field, email the Army Ticket Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Catering must go through DCA. No outside catering is allowed. The First Class Club will be open for a community tailgate from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Tailgate will include a hot and cold buffet and cash bar for $24.95 per person. Call Carol at 845-938-4453 x214.
- A complimentary shuttle service to the stadium will be offered from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from A, AAA, D, and G lots.
- If you need handicap parking, please contact the Army Ticket Office at 1-877-TIX-ARMY or email@example.com to get a handicap specific parking pass.
ABOUT THE TRADITION
- Johnson Stadium gates are scheduled to open at 11:00 a.m.
- The Yankees are slated to take batting practice at 12:30 p.m.
- The following items are prohibited: animals (except service animals to aid guests with disabilities), artificial noisemakers, bags or backpacks larger than 12x12x12, bottles, cans, or beverage containers of any kind (including water), firearms, knives or weapons of any kind, food, throwing objects, laser pointers, signs or flags, and umbrellas.
- Bats, balls and other flying objects can cause serious injury. Ticket holder expressly assumes all risk, incidental to the game/event.
A tradition that began nearly a century ago will be rekindled for the first time since 1986 this spring when the Army baseball team hosts the New York Yankees in an exhibition game at Doubleday Field on Saturday, March 30, at 2 p.m.
Yankees legends such as Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig played at West Point generations ago, and now current superstars like Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano will grace the historic playing surface at Doubleday Field.
"We are thrilled to bring the Yankees back to the United States Military Academy," said Army director of athletics Boo Corrigan. "There is a long-standing tradition between these two great institutions, and we thank the Steinbrenner family, Lonn Trost and Brian Cashman for their support in making this happen. This will truly be a unique experience for all the cadets and the entire West Point community."
"It's a tremendous honor for our organization to play at West Point, which is one of our country's most historically significant institutions," said New York Yankees Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner. "The Yankees have always held the nation's servicemen and servicewomen in the highest regard. Playing in this game is our way of showing appreciation for their valor and the sacrifices made by all members of the United States armed forces."
The contest will jump start an action-packed weekend of baseball at West Point as the Black Knights host Navy in a four-game Patriot League series on March 30 and April 1.
Army played 85 exhibition games against Major League Baseball teams between 1914 and 1986, but the tradition has been dormant since the Black Knights hosted the Houston Astros more than a quarter century ago on May 6, 1986.
Army faced the New York Yankees 21 times between 1927 and 1976, making the Bronx Bombers the Black Knights' most common Major League opponent over the years. The first meeting featured Ruth, Gehrig and the rest of the Murderers' Row Yankees.
The Yankees also visited West Point to face Army in 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1972 and 1974.