Country music star Garth Brooks is looking forward to his return to New York City when he plays at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. It'll be his first appearance in New York since he played in Central Park in 1997.

FOX's Michelle Pollino has more:

Garth Brooks announced that he will be performing at New York's Yankee Stadium on July 9:

(Brooks) "I think if you're going to come back to New York, you want to try and do something, you know, in a big way, because that's all this town knows, is big ways, and this opportunity came up from Yankee Stadium, it came up from the Yankees organization."

His last show there was in Central Park on August 7, 1997, when he played for roughly 750,000 fans. He talked about the decision to take all that time off to raise his daughters with wife Trisha Yearwood saying this is a second chance:

(Brooks) "It'd be very sweet that people have showed up in these numbers and this attitude. I feel grateful for that and I'm just enjoying it."

Tickets for the July 9 show go on sale on Friday.

Michelle Pollino, FOX News.

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