First pitch at new Yankee Stadium 2009. First pitch at new Yankee Stadium 2009. Forty years ago 1973, I attended my first opening day that was alo the last oening day at the original Yankee Stadium. Since then I only missed the 1979 opening game at Yankee Stadium. Opening day makes all of us feel young again, that your team can have a speical season. Theirs no other sport that equals baseballs opening day. First pitch 1:05PM let the season begin.