In the minds of New York Yankees fans, their home stadium should be hosting World Series games these days.
Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened in 13 years: since 2009, the Yankees have not advanced to the Fall Classic.
Instead, Minute Maid Park in Houston is getting ready for games on Saturday and, possibly, Sunday.
The Houston Astros are up 3-2 in the Fall Classic against the Philadelphia Phillies, and Game 6 will be held on Saturday.
Yankee Stadium is, therefore, not hosting any baseball games at the moment and won’t be doing it until after 2023 spring training.
However, the stadium is getting ready to welcome a different sport.
“#YankeeStadium is in offseason mode,” Yankees insider Bryan Hoch tweeted, with a football emoji.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) November 4, 2022
Football At Yankee Stadium
He posted a video in which Yankee Stadium is seen being turned into a football field.
It’s far from the first time this has happened over the years.
According to MLB’s official site, Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland will play the 2022 Cortaca Jug at Yankee Stadium.
That game will be held on Saturday, November 12 at 12 p.m., broadcast on the YES Network.
The Cortaca Jug, per the site, owns the Division III attendance record of more than 45,000 fans.
Additionally, the 2022 Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl will be played at the same venue on Thursday, December 29 at 2:00 p.m., and will feature squads from the Big Ten and ACC.
Baseball fans should not fear, as their home will be back hosting Yankees games once they return in the spring of 2023.
For now, however, remain disappointed about the way the Yanks’ season ended: with an AL Championship Series sweep at the hands of their biggest modern rivals, the Astros.