Report: New stadiums for Mets, Yankees to open two days apart

Updated: August 14, 2008, 8:10 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Mark your calendars for the grand openings: The Yankees and Mets will inaugurate their new stadiums just two days apart next spring.

The Mets will play their first game at Citi Field on Tuesday, April 14, against the San Diego Padres, according to Major League Baseball's draft preliminary schedule for 2009. The new Yankee Stadium will open on April 16 with a game against the Cleveland Indians.

Details of next year's openers were disclosed to The Associated Press on Thursday ...

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