22 Sep 2008

Last match at Yankee Stadium today

5:43 am on 22 September 2008

One of the greatest sports stadiums in the world will host its last match today as Yankee Stadium in New York will be pulled down and replaced.

The ground in the Bronx has hosted Major League Baseball since 1923 as well as football matches, world championship boxing and Popes.

The New York Yankees will end their 85-year residence in the House that Ruth built today when they take on the Baltimore Orioles.... their new home has been built next door and will be ready for the new season next year.

The Yankees won 26 world series titles there, more than any other team.