Bonus Jeter: Yankees will open gates early for BP

Club will let fans into Yankee Stadium an hour early for final three night games

Bonus Jeter: Yankees will open gates early for BP

NEW YORK -- Fans hoping to get one more look at Derek Jeter will have the opportunity to arrive early and watch the Yankees captain and his teammates take batting practice during the team's final regular-season homestand of the year. The Yankees have announced that gates at Yankee Stadium will open one hour earlier for the final three 7:05 p.m. ET regular season home games. Gates will open at 4 p.m. to all ticketed fans on Monday (Sept. 22), Tuesday (Sept. 23) and Thursday (Sept. 25) against the Orioles.

The team said that gates will open at 11 a.m. for the Orioles vs. Yankees day game on Wednesday (Sept. 24,) as the Yankees are not scheduled to take batting practice prior to the game.

Fans who choose to watch batting practice and infield workouts from a seat other than their own may remain until 45 minutes after the gates open or until the fans with tickets for those seats arrive. At that time, fans will be asked to return to their seats.

Only fans with Yankees Premium tickets may access their respective Yankees Premium areas. On certain game days, the Yankees may elect not to take batting practice, infield workouts or both.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.