161 st Yankee Stadium – overview
161 st Yankee Stadium is a well-known baseball stadium which is located in the Bronx city of New York City. It is the home field of Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees and Major League Soccer’s New York City FC.
History and its development and features
This 161 st Yankee Stadium is opened in April 2009, this stadium replaced the original Yankee Stadium which used from 1923 to 2008. It is located on the former site of the 24-acre Macombs Dam Park, in this stadium one block is in north of the site of the original stadium. It is the third largest stadium in Major League Baseball by seating capacity.
Along with baseball, the 161 st Yankee Stadium has hosted soccer matches also. In the year 2014, it became the home ground of new Major League Soccer expansion club New York City FC, which is owned by City Soccer Group and the Yankees. Yankee Stadium was intended to be an interim venue for the club until a soccer-specific stadium could be built.
New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner began campaigning for a new stadium in the early 1980s, a few years after the remodeled Yankee Stadium opened. At the time, Steinbrenner was reportedly considering moving to the Meadowlands Sports Complex in New Jersey. New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean authorized the use of the land for a new baseball stadium at the Meadowlands in 1984, but the state legislature did not provide funding for the stadium.
The groundbreaking ceremony for 161 st Yankee Stadium took place on August 16, 2006, on the 58th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s death, with Steinbrenner, Bloomberg and then-New York Governor George Pataki donning hard hats and ceremonial shoelaces to mark the Yankees’ honor. The Yankees continued to play at the previous Yankee Stadium during the 2007 and 2008 seasons while their new home stadium was built across the street.
The new stadium is meant to evoke elements of the original Yankee Stadium, both in its original 1923 state and after its renovation in 1976. The exterior resembles the original 1923 Yankee Stadium appearance. The interior, a modern ballpark with more space and enhanced amenities, features a playing field that closely mimics the 1988–2008 dimensions of the old stadium. The current stadium has 4,300 club seats and 68 luxury suites. The total capacity of this stadium is more than 50,000.
Facts about 161 st Yankee Stadium
On June 27, 2016, the Yankees announced that it had reached an agreement with StubHub to become its new official ticket resale partner beginning in July 7, 2016. To sell season ticket holders electronic tickets instead of mailing physical tickets. And allows to sell and buy. The service will still be subject to a minimum pricing policy, but the team said the new arrangement will provide a “better, more secure, better experience”.
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