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Yankee Stadium New Yankee Stadium Center Field - 408 feet (124 m) Right-Center - 385 feet (117 m) Right Field - 314 feet (96 m) Backstop - 84 feet (26 m) Tenants New York Yankees (MLB) (2009-present)

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Yankee Stadium is a baseball stadium located in the The Bronx, a borough of New York City. It serves as the home ballpark for the New York Yankees, replacing the previous Yankee Stadium, built in 1923. The new ballpark was constructed across the street, north-northeast of the 1923 Yankee Stadium, on the former site of Macombs Dam Park. The first game at the new Yankee Stadium was an exhibition game played on April 3, 2009, when the Yankees won 7–4 in a preseason game against the Chicago Cubs.[3] The first regular season game was played on April 16, 2009, when the Yankees lost 10–2 to the Cleveland Indians.[4][5] Much of the stadium incorporates design elements from the previous Yankee Stadium, paying homage to the Yankees’ history. AlEast 161st Street & River Avenue, though the stadium began construction in Bronx, New York August 2006, the project of building a new 40°49′45″N 73°55′35″W / 40.82917°N stadium for the Yankees is one that has 73.92639°W / 40.82917; spanned many years and faced many contro-73.92639Coordinates: 40°49′45″N versies. Financing for the stadium has been a 73°55′35″W / 40.82917°N 73.92639°W / very divisive issue, with New York City cit40.82917; -73.92639 izens criticizing the city’s decision to use August 19, 2006 funds to build the sports venue, instead of using it for other pressing issues. The projected April 3, 2009 (exhibition game) total cost of the stadium is $1.6 billion, makApril 16, 2009 (regular season) ing it the second most expensive stadium in the world after Wembley Stadium.[1] New York Yankees
(land owned by the City of New York)

New York Yankees Grass US $1.6 billion[1] Populous 52,325[2] Left Field - 318 feet (97 m) Left-Center - 399 feet (122 m)

History
Planning
Team owner George Steinbrenner began a visible campaign for the building of a new stadium in the 1980s, going to the extreme of making statements alleging unsafe conditions around the original Yankee Stadium; this stirring of public fear was remarkable, considering that such statements could discourage

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attendance at his own team’s games. Among the options allegedly considered by the Yankee ownership was moving the team across the Hudson River to New Jersey. In December 2001, New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani announced "tentative agreements" for both the New York Yankees and New York Mets to build new stadiums. Of $1.6 billion sought for the stadiums, city and state taxpayers would pick up half the tab for construction, $800 million, along with $390 million on extra transportation.[6] The plan also said that the teams would be allowed to keep all parking revenues, which state officials had already said they wanted to keep to compensate the state for building new garages for the teams.[7] The teams would keep 96% of ticket revenues and 100% of all other revenues, not pay sales tax or property tax on the stadium, and would get low-cost electricity from New York state.[7] Business officials criticized the plan as giving too much money to successful teams with little reason to move to a different city.[7] Michael Bloomberg, who succeeded Giuliani as mayor, exercised the escape clause in the agreements to back out of both deals, saying that the city could not afford to build new stadiums for the Yankees and Mets. Bloomberg said that unbeknownst to him, Giuliani had inserted a clause in this deal which loosened the teams’ leases with the city and would allow the Yankees and Mets to leave the city on 60 days’ notice to find a new home elsewhere if the city backed out of the agreement.[6][7] At the time, Bloomberg said that publicly funded stadiums were a poor investment. Under Bloomberg, the New York City government would only offer public financing for infrastructure improvements; the teams would have to pay for the stadium themselves. Bloomberg called the former mayor’s agreements "corporate welfare." Giuliani had already been instrumental in the construction of taxpayer-funded minor league baseball facilities KeySpan Park for the Mets’ minor league Brooklyn Cyclones and Richmond County Bank Ballpark for the Staten Island Yankees.

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Yankee Stadium under construction in November 2007 Bloomberg (the Mayor of New York City) and George Pataki (then the Governor of New York) among the notables donning Yankees hard hats and wielding ceremonial shovels to mark the occasion.[8][9] The Yankees continued to play in the previous Yankee Stadium during the 2007 and 2008 seasons while their new home stadium was built across the street. During construction of the Stadium, a construction worker named Gino Castignoli, an avid Boston Red Sox fan, buried a replica David Ortiz jersey underneath the visitors’ dugout with the objective of placing a hex on the Yankees, much like the Curse of the Bambino that had plagued the Red Sox long after trading Babe Ruth to the Yankees. After Castignoli was exposed by co-workers, he was forced to help exhume the jersey.[10] The Yankees organization then donated the retrieved jersey to the Jimmy Fund, a charity started in 1948 by the Red Sox’ National League rivals, the Boston Braves, but long championed by the Red Sox and particularly associated with Ted Williams.[11][12] Castignoli has since claimed to have buried a 2004 American League Championship Series program/scorecard, but has not said where he placed it.[13]

Financing
$70 million of NYS tax revenue will be used to build parking garages (as authorized by the State Legislature). The parking garage project would cost $320 million. City and State taxpayers will forgo up to $7.5 million annually in lost taxes resulting from the sale of $225 million in tax-exempt bonds

Construction
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the stadium took place on August 16, 2006, the 58th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s death, with George Steinbrenner (the Yankees’ owner), Michael

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authorized on October 9, 2007, by the New York City Industrial Development Agency (administered by the New York City Economic Development Corporation) to finance construction and renovation of the parking garages.[14][15] However, if the parking revenues are not enough to pay a reported $3.2 million land lease to the City of New York, the entity that will operate the parking garages and collect revenue will be able to defer that payment.[16]

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Photo Collection", which was selected from the Daily News’ collection of over 2,000 photographs.[18]. The seats are laid out similar to the original stadium’s stands, with grandstand seating that stretches beyond the foul poles, as well as bleacher seats beyond the outfield fences. The Field Level and Main Level comprise the lower bowl, with suites on the H&R Block Level, and the Upper Level and Grandstand Level comprising the upper bowl.[19] Approximately two-thirds of the stadium’s seating is in the lower bowl, the inverse from the original Yankee Stadium.[19] Approximately 51,000 fans can be seated, with a standing room capacity of 52,325.[20] The new stadium’s seating is spaced outward in a bowl, unlike the stacked-tiers design at the old stadium. This design places most fans farther back but lower to the field, by about an average of 30 feet. Over 56 suites are located within the ballpark, triple the amount from the previous stadium.[17] Seats are 19–24 inches (48–61 cm) wide, up from the previous stadium’s 18–22-inch (46–56 cm) wide seats, while there is 33–39 inches (84–99 cm) of leg room, up from 29.5 inches (75 cm) of leg room in the previous stadium.[19] Many lower level seats are cushioned, while all seats are equipped with cupholders.[19] To allow for the extra seating space, the stadium’s capacity is reduced by more than 4,000 seats in comparison to the previous stadium.[19]

Features
The new stadium is meant to be very similar in design to the original Yankee Stadium, both in its original 1923 state and its postrenovation state in 2008. The exterior resembles the original look of the 1923 Yankee Stadium. The interior, a modern ballpark with greater space and increased amenities, features a playing field that closely resembles the previous ballpark before its closing.

Design and layout

The Indiana limestone exterior, shown at Gate 4, circles the actual stadium structure. The stadium was designed by Populous (formerly HOK Sport). The exterior was made from 11,000 pieces of Indiana limestone, along with granite and pre-cast concrete.[17] The design closely mirrors the exterior of the original Yankee Stadium when it first opened in 1923.[17] The exterior features the building’s name V-cut and gold-leaf lettered above each gate.[17] The interior of the stadium is adorned with hundreds of photographs capturing the history of the Yankees. The New York Daily News partnered with the Yankees for the exhibition "The Glory of the Yankees

The frieze that lined the roof of the original Yankee Stadium from 1923-1973 is replicated in its original location. Many design elements of the ballpark’s interior are inspired by the original Yankee Stadium. The roof of the new facility features a replica of the frieze that was a trademark of the previous ballpark.[19] In the original Yankee Stadium, a copper frieze originally

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lined the roof of the upper deck stands, but it was torn down during the 1974–75 renovations and replicated atop the wall beyond the bleachers.[19] The new stadium replicates the frieze in its original location along the upper deck stands.[19] Made of steel coated with zinc for rust protection, it is part of the support system for the cantilevers holding up the top deck and the lighting on the roof.[21] The wall beyond the bleacher seats is "cut out" to reveal the subway trains as they pass by, like they were in the original facility. A manually operated auxiliary scoreboard is built into the left and right field fences, in the same locations it existed in the pre-renovation iteration of the original Yankee Stadium.[19]

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original pre-renovation Yankee Stadium, albeit when they were on the playing field. The transfer of Monument Park from the old stadium to the new stadium began on November 10, 2008.[23] The first monuments were put in place on February 23, 2009.[24] Yankees closer Mariano Rivera requested that the Yankees reposition the team’s bullpen, as well as add a door to connect the Yankees’ bullpen to Monument Park, in order to allow Yankees relievers access to it. The organization complied with his request.[17][25]

Field dimensions and playing surface
The field dimensions for the outfield fences have the same distance markers as the original facility prior to closing. However, due to the design of the right-field stands and an embedded scoreboard, the right field wall is an average of 5 feet closer to home plate. Overall, the fences measure 318 feet to left field, 399 feet to left-center field, 408 feet to center field, 385 feet to right-center field, and 314 to right field.[19][20][26] The outfield fences measure 8 feet 5 inches (2.6 m) high from the left-field foul pole until the Yankees’ bullpen, when the fences begin to gradually descend in height until the right field foul pole, where they are only 8 feet (2.4 m) tall.[19] The distance from home plate to the backstop is 52 feet 4 inches (16.0 m), a reduction of 20 feet (6.1 m) from the previous facility.[20] The field is made up of Kentucky bluegrass, the same surface as the previous stadium, which is grown on a 1,300 acres (530 ha) farm in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The grass is equipped with a drainage system (featuring over 14,000 feet (4,300 m) of pipe) that makes the field playable an hour after taking 2 inches (51 mm) of rain.[19]

The Great Hall is situated along the southern front of the stadium. Between the exterior perimeter wall and interior of the stadium is the "Great Hall", a large concourse that runs between Gates 4 and 6.[22] With seven-story ceilings, the Great Hall features more than 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2) of retail space and is lined with 20 banners of past and present Yankees superstars.[22] The Great Hall features a 5 x 383 foot LED ribbon.[22] Monument Park, which features the Yankees’ retired numbers, as well as monuments and plaques dedicated to distinguished Yankees, has been moved from its location beyond the left field fences in the original Yankee Stadium to its new location beyond the center field fences at the new facility. The newly relocated Monument Park is now situated under the sports bar. The new location of the monuments is meant to mirror their original placement in center field at the

Amenities and facilities
The new Yankee Stadium features a wide arrange of amenities. It contains 63% more space, 500,000 ft² more in total, than the previous stadium, with wider concourses and open sight lines on concourses.[17] Along with 227 miles of wired Ethernet cable, the building has sufficient fiber-optic cable wiring that Cisco Vice President and Treasurer David Holland calls the building "future proof".[17] Over 1,100 high-definition video monitors are placed within the stadium and approximately $10 million worth of baseball

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merchandise is housed within the ballpark.[17] The center field scoreboard, which measures 59 x 101 feet was the third largest high definition scoreboard in the world when it opened (behind the 8,736 square foot board at newly renovated Kauffman Stadium and the new 8,066 square foot board at the renovated Tokyo Racecourse).[27]. Displaying 5,925 ft² of video, the scoreboard can display four 1080p high definition images simultaneously.[19] The Yankees clubhouse features 30,000 ft² of space, over 2.5 times the space of the clubhouse from the previous facility.[28] The dressing area alone features 3,344 ft² of space, with each locker equipped with a safety deposit box and touch-screen computer.[28] The Yankees clubhouse features a weight room, training room, video room, and lounge area, while both teams’ clubhouses have their own indoor batting cages.[28] The Yankees’ therapy room features a hydrotherapy pool with an underwater treadmill.[28] The Yankees are believed to be the first team to chemically treat their uniforms, as well as the showering surfaces with an anti-bacterial agent that reduces the risk of infection.[28] The Yankees Museum, located on the lower level at Gate 6, displays a wide range of Yankees’ memorabilia.[29] A "Ball Wall" features hundreds of balls autographed by past and present Yankees, and there are plans to eventually add autographs for every living player who has played for the Yankees.[29] The centerpiece of the museum is a tribute to Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series, with a commemorative home plate in the floor and statues of Larsen pitching to Yogi Berra.[29] Along with a facsimile of a current locker from the Yankees’ clubhouse, fans can view a facsimile of the late Thurman Munson’s locker, which sat unoccupied in the previous stadium’s Yankee clubhouse in honor of Munson.[29] The ballpark offers a wide choice of eateries. There are 25 fixed concessions stands, along with 112 moveable ones.[22] A Hard Rock Cafe is located within the ballpark, but it is open to anyone at the 161 St. and River Ave. entrance year round.[22] The Hard Rock Cafe at Yankee Stadium officially opened on March 30, 2009, and an opening ceremony took place on April 2, 2009.[30] A steakhouse called NYY Steak is located beyond right field.[22] Celebrity chefs will occasionally

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make appearances at the ballpark’s restaurants and help prepare food for fans in premium seating over the course of the season.[22] Above Monument Park in center field is the Mohegan Sun sports bar, whose tinted black glass acts as the ballpark’s batter’s eye. The sports bar obstructs the view of approximately 600 bleacher seats in the right and left field bleachers, preventing fans from seeing the action occuring deep in the opposite side of the outfield. In response, the Yankees installed TV monitors on the sides of the sports bar and have reduced the price of these obstructed-view seats from $12 to $5.[31][32]

Stadium comparison

Yankee Stadium from the inside Characteristic Old Stadium [as of 2008] Opening Day Capacity April 18, 1923 56,866 New Stadium April 16, 2009 52,325 (includes standing room)

Seat width Legroom Concourse width (average) Cup holders

18–22 inches 19–24 inches (46–55 cm) (48–61 cm) 29.5 inches (75 cm) 17 feet (5.2 m) None 33–39 inches (84–99 cm) 32 feet (9.8 m) All seats in general seating bowl 56

Luxury suites 19 Team stores

6,800 square 11,560 square feet feet (630 m2) (1,074 m2)

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Restroom fix- 1 per 89 fans ture ratio Public elevat- 3 (Otis Traction) ors (passenger lifts) Video scoreboard 25 feet by 33 feet (7.6 × 10.1 m)
(Standard Definition LED)

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parking garage project. On October 9, 2007, the New York City Industrial Development Agency approved $225 million in tax-exempt bonds to finance construction of three new parking garages that will have 3,600 new parking spaces, and renovation of the existing 5,569 parking spaces nearby.[34] Plans initially called for a fourth new garage, but this was eliminated before the final approval. The garages will be built (and renovated) by the Community Initiatives Development Corporation of Hudson, N.Y., a nonprofit entity that will use the parking revenue to repay the (...?) and pay a $3 million yearly land lease to the City of New York. Parking is expected to cost $25 per game.[34]

1 per 60 fans 16
(KONE Traction)

59 feet by 101 feet (18 × 30.8 m)
(High Definition LED)

Distance from Home Plate to: Backstop 72 feet 4 inches (22.05 m) 318 feet 399 feet 408 feet 385 feet 314 feet 52 feet 4 inches (15.95 m) 318 feet ( 96.9 m) 399 feet (121.6 m) 408 feet (124.4 m) 385 feet (117.3 m) 314 feet ( 95.7 m)

Public opinion
Objection to construction
The stadium’s construction project was criticized by community groups, urban planners, and parks, health, and public transportation advocates. In the fall of 2005, Bronx Community Board 4 voted against the project (the board’s decisions are nonbinding). Opponents have contended that a private business should not have received more than $400 million in public subsidies for a project that would provide only limited benefit to the local community. Opponents also object to the demolition of the original Yankee Stadium, the country’s fourth-oldest, and arguably most historic, baseball park — the first to be called a "stadium" — and which has become one of the beloved venues in all of American sports. Some of the most vehement objections, however, have come from neighborhood residents. Unlike previous stadium discussions, this one was perceived to have taken place in the absence of any community input. First, the Yankees obtained approval from key legislators prior to publicly announcing their plan, pre-empting any opportunity for negotiation. Then, in the days after the stadium’s design was unveiled, the New York State Legislature transferred ownership of Macombs Dam and John Mullaly Parks without a public hearing. Opponents maintained that this action violated state and federal laws, which were designed to protect parkland. City officials, including then-Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión, Jr., announced that the parkland that was taken

Left Field Left Center Center Field Right Center Right Field

Source: The New York Yankees [20]

Accessibility and transportation
The stadium is accessible via the 161st Street–Yankee Stadium station, the same station that served the old Yankee Stadium, on the B, D, and 4 lines of the New York City Subway. It will also be served by the a new Yankees-E. 153rd Street station on the Metro-North Railroad starting May 23, 2009,[33] which will routinely see Hudson Line train service, but on game days, Harlem Line and New Haven Line trains will also platform there, as well as shuttle trains from Grand Central Terminal. The stadium is also served by multiple bus lines and ferry service. Aside from existing parking lots and garages serving the stadium, construction for additional parking garages is planned. The New York State Legislature agreed to $70 million in subsidies for a $320 million

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would be replaced with "better" parks. Community groups countered that the new parks would be small and scattered throughout the borough, compared with the then-existing 22 acres (89,000 m2) of central, continuous open space. The plan would build parks on the Harlem River waterfront, which is one mile (1.6 km) distant from the current parkland and access would require travelling under an interstate highway and over railroad tracks. Ten acres of the replacement parks would be built on an artificial surface atop new parking garages; these parks would be closed to accommodate fans’ cars on the 81 home game days, which account for almost half of the days during the six-month baseball season. Other parks would be built on the 9-acre (36,000 m2) site of Yankee Stadium, which will undergo complete demolition starting in 2009. The city has agreed to pay $150 million for the new parks and to demolish Yankee Stadium. Health advocates are concerned about the effect of increasing exhaust fumes and loss of 377 mature trees on this Bronx neighborhood, which reportedly has one of the highest childhood asthma rates in the United States. Community groups had proposed that the Yankees use several available parcels of land south of East 161st Street to build their new stadium, or to renovate the old stadium. The latter proposal was rejected by the Yankees, as it would have required temporary relocation of the club to Shea Stadium, similar to what was done for the renovation during the 1974–75 seasons, a move that George Steinbrenner stated on several occasions would never be repeated. Renovation of the old park would have also required retrofitting what the Yankees maintain is an antiquated structure, and which would not have solved the issue of insufficient luxury box space, which is widely viewed as a key factor in the Yankees’ desire for a completely new stadium in the first place. A 1998 plan estimated the cost of stadium renovation at about $200 million, with an additional cost of about $25 million for park restoration.

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New York City Economic Development Corporation, whose members are appointed by the mayor, says the stadium would increase the city’s tax base by $96 million over a 30-year period, (a figure considerably smaller than the $450 million the public is funding for construction). Moreover, the Yankees have claimed that renovations to the original stadium would eventually become so expensive as to provide no advantage over replacing the venue. It also ensures that the Yankees will remain in New York City for the next several decades. In the 1980s, the Yankees flirted publicly with relocating to the Meadowlands Sports Complex, saying that fans — many of whom live outside New York City itself — were unwilling to travel to the South Bronx for games, mostly because of traffic and crime concerns.

Opening and public perception
Although Yankee Stadium has been praised for its amenities and its usage of "classic" design elements from the original facility, the new stadium has been widely criticized for fan-unfriendly practices.[35][36] Seats within the first eight rows in the lower bowl, called the "Legends Suite", rank amongst the highest priced tickets in professional sports, with the average ticket in the section selling for $510 and the most expensive single game-day ticket costing $2,600.[35] Legends Suite Seats have been regularly empty, with many ticket holders in this section having given up their tickets, and others remaining unsold, despite most other seats in the ballpark selling out. This has created an "embarassing" image on television of the seats behind home plate being almost completely vacant.[35] Consequently, a surplus of tickets for Legends Seats have emerged in the secondary market, and with supply exceeding demand, resale prices have dropped. Legends Suite seats are also walled off from the other lower bowl seating and are patrolled by stadium security, with the divider being described as a "concrete moat" that creates a "caste system" within the ballpark.[35][36] Fans that do not have tickets within this premium section in the front rows are not allowed to access it or stand behind the dugouts during batting practice to watch players hit and request autographs.[35][36] The Yankee Stadium staff was also criticized for an incident during a May 4, 2009

Support for construction
City officials, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, say the neighborhood will benefit from the new stadium. Yankees President Randy Levine says a new stadium will create thousands of jobs for the community. The

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game, which was interrupted by a rain delay.[37] Fans were told by some staff members holding "How may I help you?" signs that the game was unlikely to resume and consequently, many fans exited the stadium, only for the game to eventually resume play.[37] The fans that left the ballpark were not permitted to re-enter, per the stadium’s re-entry policy, and many subsequently got into arguments with stadium personnel.[37] In response to the backlash the Yankees received for the incident, the staff members were required to sign a gag order preventing them from speaking to media, but they did indicate that communication for rain delays would be improved.[37] First Home Run First Win First Save Robinson Cano

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Jorge Posada

Chien-Ming Cliff Lee Wang (Indians) Jonathan Albaladejo Mariano Rivera

Other events
The first ever non-baseball event at the Stadium took place on April 25, 2009, with pastor Joel Osteen holding a “Historic Night of Hope” prayer service.[39] A New York University Commencement ceremony took place on May 13, 2009 with the address being delivered by U.S. Secretary of State and former New York Senator Hillary Clinton. The University of Notre Dame has expressed interested in having the Fighting Irish play a college football game at Yankee Stadium. [40] The Stadium is also considered a leading candidate for hosting the 2010 NHL Winter Classic.[41]

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Before the official Opening Day on April 16, 2009, the Yankees hosted a two-game exhibition series at the Stadium against the Chicago Cubs.[4] Grady Sizemore of the Cleveland Indians was the first player to hit a grand slam off of Yankee pitcher Dámaso Marté. The Indians and reigning Cy Young Award winner, Cliff Lee, spoiled the opening of the new stadium by winning 10-2.[38] Jorge Posada hit the first Yankee home run in the new ballpark hitting his off Lee in the same game. Statistic First game Exhibition Regular season April 3, 2009 Yankees 7, Cubs 4 Reggie Jackson April 16, 2009 Indians 10, Yankees 2 Yogi Berra

Construction gallery

Ceremonial First Pitch First Pitch First Batter

Chien-Ming CC Sabathia Wang Aaron Miles (Cubs) Aaron Miles (Cubs) Grady Sizemore (Indians) Johnny Damon

First Hit

Steel support beams for the upper deck of the new Yankee Stadium, as seen from the 161st StreetYankee Stadium subway station. November 10, 2007.

The new Yankee Stadium under construction. November 7, 2007. The future Great Hall at the new Yankee Stadium.November 10, 2007.

Construct of the new Yankee St dium as seen from the old sta dium. Jun 15, 2007.

First Yankees Batter First Yankees Hit

Derek Jeter Derek Jeter Derek Jeter Johnny Damon A view of the new

A view of the construction from the old stadium on Opening Day, April 1, 2008.

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See also

[1] ^ http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/ article.jsp?ymd=20080917&content_id=3492753&vk [2] http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/ ballpark/new_stadium_comparison.jsp [3] http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/ article.jsp?ymd=20081117&content_id=3682516&vk [4] ^ "Getting Ready for the Real Thing". New York Times. 2009-04-16. http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/ 16/getting-ready-for-the-real-thing/ ?ref=baseball. Retrieved on 1750-04-16. [5] "Cleveland 10, New York 2". MLB.com. 2009-04-16. http://www.mlb.com/news/ facing on Construction Interior Opening in progress, view, wrap.jsp?ymd=20090416&content_id=4298860&vke July, Day, April June 7, 2008 Retrieved on 2009-04-16. [6] ^ "Bonus Season for Baseball", The New 1, 2008. 2008. York Times, January 17, 2002, http://query.nytimes.com/gst/ fullpage.html?res=9A06E7D91138F934A25752C0A9 [7] ^ Bagli, Charles V. (January 16, 2002), "Bloomberg Says Details On Stadiums View from The Great Were Omitted", The New York Times, parking lot Hall at Yanhttp://query.nytimes.com/gst/ across the kee Stadium fullpage.html?res=9D01E7DE1338F935A25752C0A9 street on on April 3, [8] Yankees break ground on new $1 billion September 2009. home ESPN.com, August 16, 2006 19, 2008. [9] New Yankee Stadium MLB.com Gate 4 of the new [10] "Yankees dig deep to rid new Stadium of Yankee Stadium. curse", The Guardian, April 17, 2007, March 9, 2008 http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/sport/2008/ 04/17/ yankees_dig_deep_to_rid_new_st.html [11] Jimmy Fund Auctions Buried Red Sox • Citi Field, a new baseball stadium for the Jersey On eBay WBZ-TV, Boston, from New York Mets (National League) also CBS and The Associated Press, April 17, opened in 2009, replacing the Mets’ 2008, retrieved on July 19, 2008 previous home Shea Stadium in northern [12] History of the Jimmy Fund, retrieved on Queens (New York City). July 19, 2008 • Barclays Center, a proposed arena for the [13] Yanks May Be Scratching Surface of Sox New Jersey Nets of the National Items at New Stadium - New York Times Basketball Association to be built by and [14] NYC Industrial Development Agency over the Metropolitan Transportation Authorizes Financing Assistance for New Authority’s Atlantic Avenue railyards in Stadiums for Yankees and Mets, Press northwestern Brooklyn (New York City). Release from the New York City • New Meadowlands Stadium, a new Economic Development Corporation, July football stadium for the New York Giants 11, 2006, retrieved on July 21, 2008. and the New York Jets of the National [15] Egbert, Bill. " Stadium garage plan gets Football League to replace Giants Stadium OK; Carrion drops opposition", Daily at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in News (New York), October 16, 2007. East Rutherford, New Jersey. Accessed September 24, 2008. [16] Curveball Thrown at Public With Yankee Stadium Garages Daily News (New York), October 10, 2007, retrieved on July 21, 2008.

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• Ballparks.com overview of proposed stadium • Photographic Updates of the Construction of the New Yankee Stadium

• Demolition of Yankee Stadium • Metro-North Railroad station at Yankee Stadium

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