Yankee Stadium to become drive-in theater this summer

NEW YORK (WBCS 880) — Yankee Stadium will reportedly become a drive-in movie theater amid the coronavirus shutdown this summer.

a group of people walking in front of Yankee Stadium

Time Out New York reports Yankee Stadium will turn into the Uptown Drive-In during the summer season.

The festival-like event will happen every weekend, starting in July. It will be a combination of a drive-in movie, live-music concert venue and a car dine-in.

Time Out spoke with MASC Hospitality Group, who confirmed the stage will be lifted, and the MC, performers and hosts will stream from a PA system to visitor’s car radios.

The group says they are hoping to turn the events into date-night experienced on Friday, Saturday and Sundays with family-friendly brunch series during the day on Saturday and Sunday.

Prices have yet to be determined.

In an interview with the outlet, a spokesperson said: “We’re working with city and state officials, and some of our sponsors to reduce cost as much as we can to be able to make this very affordable, and for as many New Yorkers as possible. The tickets will be only online. Also, with the help of our partners, we will be able to raffle a bunch of tickets.”

MASC Hospitality also plans the Bronx Night Market, Bronx Beer Festival and Uptown Epicure Festival.

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