NEW YORK (AP)—The Chicago Cubs might play the unofficial opener at the new Yankee Stadium.
The Cubs and Yankees are talking about playing an exhibition game or games the weekend before most teams open the regular season, on Monday, April 6.
While the Cubs are the Yankees’ first choice, the teams are still negotiating.
The official opener of the $1.6 billion ballpark is April 16 against Cleveland.
I'm assuming this would take the place of the Las Vegas games.... which add travel for the team as they would go from Arizona, to New York, to Houston. BTW, I'm glad they are starting the season in a place with a dome, and how appropriate that it be with the Astros who hold a grudge against us for the series that got messed up due to the hurricane.
It would be kinda neat to have the Cubs be one of the first teams to ever play in the NEW yankee stadium, however.