News Mets, Yankees opening days will make over $17 million for NYC Exterior of Yankee Stadium before the start of a MLB baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and New York Yankees on Aug. 14, 2013 in the Bronx. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Rich Schultz By Ivan Pereira firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Updated April 4, 2016 10:21 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email While it’s hard to predict if the Mets and Yankees will start their home schedules with a win, the city said both teams will generate nearly $18 million for the Big Apple with their home openers. The city’s Economic Development Corporation released stats yesterday on how each team fares for the employees of their respective offices and the surrounding businesses for home openers. The Yankees will generate about $9.63 million Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, while the Amazin’s generate $8.14 million when they open at Citi Field on Friday. “Opening Day brings with it not only the renewal of one of our treasured pastimes, but a boost to our city’s economy through added jobs and increased spending by fans, both local and traveling, who are ready to root, root, root for the home team,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. About $5.35 million of the Bombers’ economic impact is directly related to the team’s business and the majority of that money comes from the 25,935 visitors to the city who will come solely for the game, according to EDC. The remaining $4.28 million is related to indirect or induced business outside the stadium. Over in Queens, the Mets’ direct economic impact is $4.52 million while its indirect impact is $3.62 million, EDC said. The majority of the direct impact numbers comes from the 22,415 visitors to New York who want to see the National League champions back in action. By Ivan Pereira email@example.com @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.