Exhibition games with Cubs to open new Yankee Stadium

Updated: November 17, 2008, 5:31 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- The Chicago Cubs will play the first exhibition games at the new Yankee Stadium, meeting New York on Friday night April 3 and again the following afternoon.

The $1.3 billion ballpark, scheduled for substantial completion by Feb. 17, will host its first regular-season game when the Yankees play Cleveland on April 16.

"As we welcome our fans into the ballpark for the first time, it is fitting to showcase two of baseball's greatest and most historic franchises," Yankees co-chairman ...

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