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The New Yankee Stadium is the home to the New York Yankee baseball team. It was built to replace the old Yankee Stadium. It costs hundreds of millions of dollars to complete the New Yankee Stadium. It is scheduled to open on the April 2009.

The New Yankee Stadium is situated in the Bronx area of New York City. It is located on the Macombs Dam Park. It was opened on the 2nd April 2009. During the opening day, the Yankees had organized a workout day in front of the people in the Bronx community. The first baseball competition in the new Yankee Stadium is an exhibition game with the Chicago Cubs. The Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs at 7 to 4. The first regular game was took place on the 16th April. In the first regular game season, the Cleveland Indians had beaten the Yankees at 10 to 2.

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Facts

The architect of the new Yankee Stadium is HOK Sport architectural firm. Before it was built, much discussion had been held as to where to build the stadium. After a lot of discussion, they finally agreed to build the stadium adjacent to the old Yankee Stadium built in 1923. The new Yankee Stadium is not equipped with a roof. It is completely open air. The grass on the stadium field is natural. Natural grass is used to preserve the image of the Major League Basketball. The new Yankee Stadium can seat up to 53,000 people. The cost of the materials used to build the stadium is $800 millions.

Team Effort

It is not easy to build the New Yankee Stadium. It took a long time to plan the building of the stadium. In order for the stadium to be built, the teams are coordinated. It is the largest stadium every built in the world. It is the largest project undertaken by the construction worker in the Bronx region. It took at least 50 years to plan and build the stadium. The construction of the stadium was made possible because of a united spirit in the community. Every single person in the community has a vision for a better place for the New York baseball team. Once it is completed, everyone is filled with joy and celebrated the hard work of the workers for building the stadium. Some of the workers involved in building the stadium include architects, construction workers, and the Yankees.

Old Versus New

There are many differences between the old stadium and new stadium. The Old Yankee stadium was opened on the 18th April 1923. The New Yankee Stadium was opened on the 16th April 2009. The old stadium can seat up to 56,866 audiences. The new stadium has much lesser capacity than the old stadium and can seat up to 52,325 people.

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The capacity of the new stadium takes into account of the standing room. The seat width of the old stadium is 18 – 22 inches while the seat width in the new stadium is 19 – 24 inches. The legroom of the seat in the old stadium is 29.5 inches while the legroom of the seat in the new stadium is 33 inches. The concourse width in the old stadium is 17 feet while the concourse width in the new stadium is 32 feet. In the old stadium, there are only selected field level seating that is equipped with cup holders. In the new stadium, every seat in the general seating is equipped with cup holders. The old stadium has nineteen luxury suites while the new stadium has fifty six luxury suites.

The team stores in the old Yankee Stadium have an area of 6800 square feet. In the new stadium, the area of the team stores has an area of 11,560 square feet. There is 1 restroom per 89 fans in the old stadium. In the new stadium, there is 1 restroom per 60 fans. There are 3 public elevators in the old stadium. The new stadium has 16 public elevators. The video scoreboard in the old stadium is 25 feet x 33 feet while the video scoreboard in the new stadium is 59 feet x 101 feet.

The backstop of the old stadium has a dimension of 72 feet x 4 inches while the backstop of the new stadium has a dimension of 52 feet x4 inches.

The similarity of the old and new Yankee Stadium include the left field, left center, center field, right center and right field.  The left field has a distance of 318 feet. The distance from the home plate to the left center is 399 feet. The distance from the home plate to the center field is 408 feet. The distance from the home plate to the right center is 385 feet. The distance from the home plate to the right field is 314 feet.

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Monument Park

The old Yankee Stadium has a monument park. The monument park offers a large collection of monuments and plaques to the public. The monuments and plaques are presented to pay homage to the previous Yankee baseball players. The Monument Park are moved to the new Yankee Stadium. You can find the monument park in the center field. The relocation of the monument park to the new Yankee stadium will take place in November 2009.

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The new Yankee stadium offers a brand new place with better amenities for the New York Yankees. The new Yankee Stadium is much larger than the old Yankee Stadium. It is 63 percent larger than the previous stadium. It has wider concourses than the old stadium. The open sight lines are available on the concourses. The whole stadium is equipped with 227 miles of Ethernet cable. There are more than 1000 HD monitors around the stadium. The stadium houses more than $10 million worth of baseball merchandise.

The old Yankee stadium had been used for more than 85 years. The new Yankee Stadium will bear the same spirit as people starts to cheer for their favorite baseball team there. It will become a popular national landmark in New York City. The New York Yankee Stadium is located in 61st Street & River Avenue, Bronx, New York.

Contact Details

Address: One East 161st Street, Bronx, NY 10451 United States

Phone Numbers: (718) 293-0530, (718) 293-4300, (718) 330-1234

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