Published on July 31st, 2014 | by Ath letize0
Yankee Stadium is a stadium in New York City, New York and is the home of the New York Yankees of the MLB. A detailed Yankee Stadium seating chart is located to the left. The arena is located in the South Bronx.
The stadium is owned by the New York Yankees, which built the arena for $1.5 billion. Yankee Stadium seats roughly 50,555 for football games.
The Yankee Stadium’s field is made of Grass.
Click on the link/s below to view seating charts for all the different events held inside the Yankee Stadium.
Yankee Stadium Quick Facts
- Location: New York City, New York
- Main Teams: New York Yankees, South Florida Bulls
- Seating Capacity: 50,555(approximately)
- Typology: Retro Classic
- Opened: 2009
History of Yankee Stadium
Ground was broken on the stadium on August 19, 2006 and was completed almost three years later on March 2, 2009. The Yankees owner began advertising for a new stadium back in the 80s. He event went as far as alleging unsafe conditions in the original Yankee Stadium, even though saying such things would discourage fans from coming to future games.
Roughly 20 years later, right before the mayor was going to leave the office, he announced tentative agreements that both the Yankees and the Mets would be able to build new stadiums. The cost for both would be roughly $1.5 billion, taxpayers would pick up half the tab. When Michael Bloomberg was elected mayor, shortly after he backed out of both deals to build new stadiums, stating that part of the contract said it was okay for him to back out. He believed investing in new stadiums was a poor idea, and that if either team wanted a new stadium they would have to fund it on their own. He would however offer some money for improvements on both stadiums.
in 2004 the Yankees proposed that they would begin to build a new stadium. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held on August 16, 2006, which was the 58th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s death. During construction, one of the workers was a huge Red Sox fan, so he decided to bury a David Ortiz replica jersey underneath the visitors’ dugout, hoping to place a “hex” on the Yankees. Shortly after people found out and forced him to exhume the jersey. The Yankees organization donated the Red Sox jersey to the Jimmy Fund, which was a charity started by the Boston Braves, the Red Sox’ rivals. That same worker claimed to have burried a 2004 American League Championship Series scorecard, but hasn’t mentioned where he buried it at.
Yankee Stadium Address
One East 161st Street
New York City, New York 10451
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