The Yankee Stadium is located in the Bronx and opened on September 18, 1923 for the price of $2.5 million on a 10-acre plot of land. It belongs to the baseball, the New York Yankees, and is home to many championship teams and baseball greats. From 1958 to 1961, the stadium was the only place to watch Major League Baseball in New York City. The 1939, 1960 and 1977 All-Star games were hosted in and by the Yankee Stadium. The stadium has also hosted boxing championships and football games. It is also the place where Pope John Paul VI celebrated mass before 80,000 people. Jehovah's Witnesses have also held many conventions in the stadium, the largest in 1950 that attracted as many as 123,707 in one day. This is the most people the stadium has ever attracted in a single day.
The Yankee Stadium offers a few different types of tours for visitors. They are: The Classic Tour: A one-hour event that discusses Yankee history. Visitors also get to see the Press Box and the Clubhouse. The Championship Tour: Includes the Classic Tour and a historical short film on the Yankees. Tour lasts 80 minutes and must be booked in advance. The Champion Tours Plus: Includes the Champion Tour and a tour of a luxury suite, the Yankee Club, and the Club Level with stops at the Great Moments Room. Tour lasts 95 minutes and visitors get a special souvenir at the end of it.
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