14 Facts About Yankee Stadium


Current Yankee Stadium is a baseball stadium located in the Bronx, New York City.

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In 1988, Mayor Ed Koch agreed to have city taxpayers spend $90 million on a second renovation of Yankee Stadium that included luxury boxes and restaurants inside the stadium and parking garages and traffic improvements outside.

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The West Side Stadium plan resurfaced in December 2001, and by January 2002, months after the September 11 attacks, Giuliani announced "tentative agreements" for both the New York Yankees and New York Mets to build new stadiums.

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Yankee Stadium estimated that both stadiums would cost $2 billion, with city and state taxpayers contributing $1.

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Seats are laid out similar to the original Yankee Stadium's stands, with grandstand seating that stretches beyond the foul poles, as well as bleacher seats beyond the outfield fences.

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Yankee Stadium involved in inspecting the concrete was indicted on charges that its employees either faked or failed to perform some required tests and falsified the results of others.

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The old Yankee Stadium was our 10th man—a loud and frenzied cauldron of pinstriped passion, with a lot of lifers in the stands.

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Early in the season, Yankee Stadium was on pace to break Coors Field's 1999 single-season record of 303 home runs allowed, and the hometown Daily News started publishing a daily graphic comparing each stadium's home run totals through a similar number of games.

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Yankee Stadium suggested that Babe Ruth could have potentially hit 120 or more homers if he played in the new Stadium.

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Jorge Posada hit the first Yankee Stadium home run in the new ballpark hitting his off Lee in the same game.

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The following season, Alex Rodriguez hit his 600th home run at the Yankee Stadium, becoming the youngest player to accomplish the feat.

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Yankee Stadium is accessible by car via the Major Deegan Expressway, with connections to the Cross Bronx Expressway, Bruckner Expressway, and other highways and roads.

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Since 2010, Yankee Stadium has hosted the Pinstripe Bowl, an annual college football bowl game.

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In 2014, Yankee Stadium became the home of the Double A and Triple A New York City High School Public School Athletic League Championship.

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