Smithsonian Snapshot

April 3, 2013

Yankee Stadium Ticket Booth

red ticket booth
Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

Yankee Stadium Ticket Booth, 1923

Baseball season is here. This Smithsonian Snapshot celebrates the season with this 1923 ticket booth from the original Yankee Stadium.

On April 18, 1923, the home ballpark of the New York Yankees opened to the public in New York City. The stadium was nicknamed “The House that Ruth Built” after Babe Ruth, the iconic baseball superstar who revitalized the game, bringing in thousands of new fans and marking the beginning of the Yankees’ winning history.

During the stadium’s 85-year history, it hosted 6,581 Yankees regular-season home games. This ticket booth was part of the original stadium before it was remodeled in 1973 and demolished in 2008.

To view items from more record-breaking athletes and teams, visit the National Museum of American History’s “Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers” online exhibition.