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Let’s get it started

Enough with spring training already. Leave us get to the games that count, which starts Monday at Yankee Stadium with a rematch of last year’s American League wild card game opponents. The Yankees only hope the outcome will be different from the 3-0 setback they suffered last October against the Astros and modern-day Yankees killer Dallas Keuchel, the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner.

For the 114th home opener in franchise history, the Yankees will open all gates and security check points at 11 a.m. Monday and strongly encourage ticketed fans to arrive early to avoid long lines and to enjoy the pre-game programming.

With crowds and security lines expected to increase closer to the 1:05 p.m. game time with Masahiro Tanaka on the mound, the Yankees recommend that ticketed fans arrive early and pre-register online to be eligible for expedited security checks that are available at Gate 2 and the Suite Entrance.

In accordance with a Major League Baseball mandate, additional enhanced security measures will be in place at all gates at the Stadium, and for the second year, the Yankees will offer expedited-access entry points through a partnership with CLEAR. Those registered in advance will be able to utilize Fast Access entryways for the quickest available entry into the building. In order to participate, fans must pre-register at https://sports.clearme.com/yankees. The Yankee Stadium CLEAR service is free.

Fans are invited to visit Monument Park, located in center field, and tour the New York Yankees Museum, presented by Bank of America. Each experience will open at 11 a.m. Monument Park remains accessible until 45 minutes prior to the scheduled game start time subject to capacity limitations. Please note the line to Monument Park may close earlier than the Park itself.

The Museum is located adjacent to Section 210 on the Main Level and tells baseball’s and the Yankees’ storied history through exhibits of historic artifacts. Admission is free for all ticketed guests. Current exhibits include: Five Great Teams: The 1927, 1939, 1961, 1977, and 1998 New York Yankees; Pinstripes in Bronze: Celebrating Monument Park’s Newest Honorees; The Skipper: Celebrating Joe Torre, Hall of Fame manager; and New Era Exhibit.

Fans may also watch the scheduled batting practice, which is scheduled to be ongoing throughout the early afternoon and ends at approximately 12:20 p.m.

The official pre-game ceremony will begin at approximately12:30 p.m. with the introduction of both teams on the baselines. As part of the Opening Day festivities, former Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui, the 2009 World Series Most Valuable Player, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. He will also be honored with the Pride of the Yankees Award at the 37th annual Homecoming Dinner following the game.

Matsui played seven seasons with the Yankees (2003-2009) and batted .292 with 140 home runs, 597 RBI and a .370 on-base percentage in 916 games and 3,348 at-bats. He played in two World Series (2003 and ’09) with the club, winning a championship in 2009 and was named MVP for hitting .615 with one double, three homers and eight RBI in 13 at-bats. Matsui also played three additional major league seasons with the Angels (2010), Athletics (2011) and Rays (2012).

Carmen Cusack, who is starring in the Broadway musical Bright Star, will perform the Star Spangled Banner as a giant American flag will be unfurled by 75 cadets from the United States Military Academy. The West Point Color Guard will present the colors. During the seventh-inning stretch, Michael Minarik, from Broadway’s Matilda The Musical, will perform “God Bless America.”

All those in attendance will also receive a Yankees magnetic schedule courtesy of AT&T.

Following Opening Day, the Yankees will play two additional games against Houston at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday and 4:05 p.m. Thursday. Ticket specials will run Wednesday (MasterCard $5/Military Personnel/Student Game) and Thursday (Military Personnel/Senior Citizen/Youth Game).

For a complete list of ticket specials, including game dates, seating locations, and terms and conditions, fans should visit http://www.yankees.com/ticketspecials. Please note that all ticket specials are subject to availability.

Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.yankees.com, http://www.yankeesbeisbol.com, at the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office, via Ticketmaster phone at 877-469-9849, Ticketmaster TTY at 800-943-4327 and at all ticket offices located within Yankees Clubhouse Shops. Tickets may also be purchased on Yankees Ticket Exchange at http://www.yankees.com/yte, the only official online resale marketplace for fans to purchase and resell tickets to Yankees games. Fans with questions may call 212-YANKEES [926-5337] or email tickets@yankees.com.

For information on parking and public transportation options to the Stadium, please visit http://www.yankees.com and click on the Yankee Stadium tab at the top of the page.

The Yankees recently announced the availability of mobile ticketing for the 2016 season. In addition to traditional hard stock paper tickets, the Yanks will offer fans the opportunity to receive mobile tickets on a fan’s Smartphone. Print-at-home paper tickets (PDFs) have been discontinued to further combat fraud and counterfeiting of tickets associated with print-at-home paper tickets (PDFs). For more information on mobile ticketing, visit http://www.yankees.com/mobile.

As part of MLB’s initiative to standardize security procedures at all 30 parks, ticket holders are required to be screened via metal detectors before entering Yankee Stadium. This procedure is a result of MLB’s continuing work with the Department of Homeland Security and is in addition to the bag-check policy in place throughout the league.

Metal detectors are located at all Stadium gates. Once ticket holders have been screened and have had their MLB-compliant bag and small personal handbag checked, they will have their tickets scanned. All Stadium gates are fully staffed and available for entry two hours prior to the game’s scheduled start time.

For security reasons, each ticket holders is permitted to bring into the Stadium only one MLB-compliant bag — presently defined by MLB as soft-sided and no larger than 16 inches by 16 inches by 8 inches — and only one smaller-sized soft-sided personal item (e.g., a handbag, clutch, tote or plastic grocery bag). All hard-sided bags and containers are strictly prohibited. All bags, personal items and their contents will be visually inspected before they are permitted into the Stadium. Bag-size bins will be used at entry inspection points to confirm the size of all bags and personal items, which must fit without assistance, modification or adjustment. There is no storage area for any items. To enable ticket holders to enter the Stadium in a more timely manner, the Yankees encourage them to remain aware of and comply with the bag policy, as well as consider carrying as little as possible. Please note security regulations may be amended at any time.

Pursuant to MLB requirements, all ticket holders, including children, must be screened. Infants and toddlers may be carried through the metal detectors; those children who are able to walk may be asked to walk through on their own. Those Guests who choose not to or who are unable to go through a walk-through metal detector have the option of being manually checked with a hand-held metal detector or a physical pat-down.

If a walk-through metal detector alerts a security officer to the presence of items that require further inspection, ticket holders will be directed to the side, where they will be screened via a hand-held metal detector or physical pat-down. When the items in question are discovered, fans will be asked to display them and/or allow a security officer to examine them. At this time, a security officer will determine whether or not these items will be permitted in Yankee Stadium.

Please note that the list of prohibited items at the Stadium includes (but is not limited to) laptops, firearms, knives or weapons of any kind, laser pens, glass, cans or aluminum bottles or thermoses, selfie-sticks, video cameras or other equipment designed for the sole purpose of video and/or audio recording, and hard-sided bags, such as briefcases. Please also note that there is no storage area for prohibited items. Ticket holders arriving by public transportation should take particular care not to bring any prohibited items, as no exceptions will be made. For a full list of prohibited items, please visit http://www.yankees.com and click on the Yankee Stadium tab at the top of the page.

Bobblehead promotions at Stadium

The Yankees and AT&T will feature four bobblehead promotions this season at Yankee Stadium.

The promotional lineup has Mark Teixeira Thursday, June 19, against the Blue Jays; Lou Gehrig Wednesday, July 2, against the Rays; Paul O’Neill Sunday, July 27, against the Blue Jays and manager Joe Girardi Wednesday, Aug. 20, against the Astros.

In addition, the Yankees will distribute bobbleheads of Hello Kitty Sunday, Aug. 24, against the White Sox and Lucy from Peanuts (presented by MetLife) Tuesday, Sept. 9, against the Rays.

All bobblehead promotions are for the first 18,000 guests, with the exception of Hello Kitty, which will be for the first 18,000 Guests 14 and younger.

Bobblehead Ticket Pack now available

The Yankees have added four limited-edition collectible player bobblehead dates to their 2013 promotional calendar. The set of four is the first series in a three-year collection of 12 Yankees bobbleheads.

It marks the first time in 10 years the Yankees will hold a player bobblehead promotion. The 2013 series includes Derek Jeter Monday, July 8, vs. the Royals; Hideki Matsui Sunday, July 28, vs. the Rays; Yogi Berra Friday, Aug. 30, vs. the Orioles and Mariano Rivera Tuesday, Sept. 24, vs. the Rays.

At each of the selected games on the dates listed, the first 18,000 guests in attendance will receive the select bobbleheads, presented by AT&T. The Yankees are also introducing a special Yankees bobblehead ticket pack, starting at $88. Fans can purchase the packages beginning now at http://www.yankees.com/bobblehead.

Fans should note that purchasing a Yankees Bobblehead Ticket Pack does not guarantee you will receive the designated giveaway. Giveaways will be distributed to the first 18,000 guests at each game. All giveaways and event dates are subject to change. This is a limited time offer and is subject to availability, has no cash value, is not valid on previously purchased tickets and is not good in conjunction with any other promotional offer. Other restrictions may apply.

2 division leaders at Stadium

A couple of division leaders, the Orioles (American League East) and the Rangers (AL West), come to Yankee Stadium this week with a pair of three-games series beginning Tuesday night with a surprising Baltimore squad helmed by former Yankees manager Buck Showalter. The homestand will include several special features.

Tuesday, for example, pitcher CC Sabathia will greet fans entering the Stadium through the Great Hall, near Gate 6, at approximately 5 p.m. Prior to Tuesday night’s game, Grammy Award-winning duo Wisin & Yandel will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. In a pre-game ceremony, Robinson Cano will receive his 2010 Silver Slugger Award as the top offensive player at second base in the AL.

Wednesday night, the Yankees will honor the newly-crowned 2011 NCAA men’s basketball champion University of Connecticut and coach Jim Calhoun. Kemba Walker, the Huskies’ first-team All-America point guard and NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player, will throw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch. In addition, the Yankees will pay homage to Carlos Flores Sr., who in March saved a man trapped on the subway tracks. His son, Carlos Jr., who excels in baseball with one hand like his hero, former Yankees pitcher Jim Abbott, will throw out a first pitch before the Yankees taking the field.

The weekend series against Texas, the defending AL pennant winner, starts Friday with a Jackie Robinson Day celebration on the field before the game. Jackie’s widow, Rachel, and daughter, Sharon, will be in attendance, along with two scholars from the Jackie Robinson Foundation. The Tuskegee Airmen will be honored as part of the pre-game celebration.

All players in the game will wear No. 42, which was retired throughout the majors in 1997 on the 50th anniversary of Robinson’s first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers that integrated the big leagues. Players wearing No. 42 at the time were allowed to keep it. The only major-leaguer still wearing No. 42 regularly is Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera.

All fans in attendance Saturday will receive a magnetic schedule, presented by AT&T, and the first 18,000 guests aged 14 and under at Sunday night’s game will receive a Six Flags Great Adventure Kids Gift Certificate.

Yanks celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Emilio Estefan, Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter, threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the start of the Yankees’ game against the Rays Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium as part of the team’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.
 
Instrumental in the development and success of various well-known Latin music artists, such as Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin, Estefan has been nominated for more than 30 Grammy Awards and won 19 times.

The CEO and founder of Estefan Enterprises, an entertainment empire dedicated to various business ventures including music publishing, artist management, and film production, Estefan has been awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has also been recognized and honored by various U.S. presidents and has produced many historical musical events at the White House.  
 
“Emilio Estefan is a wonderful American success story, and we are proud to have him in our home for Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Manuel Garca, Yankees Director of Latino Affairs. “As the premier figure in the world of Latin music and entertainment, his extraordinary accomplishments both in business and in the community clearly mirror those of the New York Yankees.”
 
In addition to the ceremonial first pitch, the Yankees are proud to once again provide a multi-platform initiative during the month of September to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month.

The September issue of Yankees Magazine, the team’s official game program, contains a feature article on the organization’s Venezuelan catching prospect, Jesus Montero.

On Friday, NYY Steak will feature a Salsa night.

The Yankees will join corporate partners AT&T at a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration Sunday at the South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, in a Taxi Health Fair Saturday, Sept. 25, in the Washington Heights neighborhood in upper Manhattan.
 
Earlier this month, the Yankees kicked off the festivities with various events, including on-field ceremonies such as the team’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month Community Achievement Awards, which recognizes those who serve Bronx residents.
 
Fans that follow the Yankees on their Spanish-language Web site, http://www.yankeesbeisbol.com, can check out these events in the special Hispanic Heritage Month section and participate in an online sweepstakes for the opportunity to win tickets to the final regular season home game at the Stadium Sunday, Sept. 26, against the Red Sox.