The original Yankee Stadium, as its successor, is located in the New York City borough of The Bronx. The original stadium was opened in 1923 and closed in 2008. During its 85 years, it played host to 6,581 regular-season games of the New York Yankees, and was the former home of the New York Giants of the National Football League. Over the years, Yankee Stadium became one of the most famous venues in the United States, including major boxing matches, conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and three Papal Masses. As a baseball stadium, its major events included many Word Series games, no-hitters, perfect games, and historic home runs.