The original Yankee Stadium was a stadium located in the Bronx, New York City. It was the home ballpark of the New York Yankees, the city's American League franchise, from 1923 to 1973 and then from 1976 to 2008. The stadium hosted 6,581 Yankees regular season home games during its 85-year history. It was also the home of the New York Giants National Football League (NFL) team from 1956 through the first part of the 1973–74 NFL season. The stadium's nickname, "The House That Ruth Built", is derived from Babe Ruth, the baseball superstar whose prime years coincided with the stadium's opening and the beginning of the Yankees' winning history. It has often been referred to as "The Cathedral of Baseball". This glass sign measures about 26" by 4".