The Yankees will unveil a permanent monument honoring George M. Steinbrenner prior to tonight’s game against the Rays, as the late principal owner takes his place alongside the other legends in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park.
The Yankees have asked all fans to arrive early and be in their seats by 6:45 p.m. ET. Monument Park will be closed to fans prior to Monday’s game.
The ceremony is scheduled to begin at approximately 7 p.m. ET with a special introduction behind home plate, followed by the unveiling of the monument, to be located just beyond the center-field wall.
Steinbrenner’s granddaughter, Haley Swindal, who is currently performing in the musical Cabaret at the Surflight Theater in Beach Haven, N.J., will sing “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch in tribute to her grandfather.
Frank Sinatra Jr. will sing the national anthem prior to the game, while the colors will be presented by the West Point Color Guard.
Steinbrenner’s wife, Joan, and all four of the couple’s children — Hal, Hank, Jennifer and Jessica — are scheduled to be in attendance.
The Yankees’ principal owner since 1973, Steinbrenner died on July 13 at the age of 80. Under the stewardship of “The Boss,” the Yankees won seven World Series championships.
Joe Torre and Don Mattingly will be among those on hand
for the unveiling of a monument honoring late principal owner George Steinbrenner on Monday in the Bronx.