Yankee Stadium

1 East 161st Street

Bronx, NY 10451

Opened: April 18, 1923 / April 2, 2009

Architect: Osborn Engineering / HOK Sport

"The Yankee Stadium" was built for $2.5 million on the site of a 10-acre lumberyard across the Harlem River from the Yankees' former home, The Polo Grounds. "The House That Ruth Built" hosted its first game on April 18, 1923 - a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox. The stadium underwent an extensive renovation between 1973 and 1975 designed by Praeger-Kavanaugh-Waterbury.

The 58,000-seat venue was also a home to the New York Giants Football Team and hosted three Papal masses as well as numerous boxing matches. The ballpark hosted four All-Star games and 37 World Series, including 26 Yankee championships. The final game at the stadium was a 7-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on September 21, 2008.

Groundbreaking for the second Yankee Stadium was held on August 16, 2006. The $1 billion, 51,800-seat ballpark was designed by HOK Sport of Kansas City and was built across 161st street from the old Yankee Stadium. The design attempted to replicate the look of the old ballpark and keeps the old field dimensions, but added the luxury boxes and other amenities typical of the retro ballparks of the late 20th century.

The stadium was built on park land (much to the consternation of area residents), although the plan was to replace the lost land with purchase of additional park land at other locations in The Bronx.

In conjunction with the construction of the new stadium, Metro North built a long-planned station at 153rd Street. The extraordinary cost of the $91 million station can likely be attributed to the geography of the area, requiring an elevated station house to handle high-capacity crowds and a long truss viaduct to carry passengers over the Bronx Terminal Market and a busy 153rd Street.

The construction of the new stadium required taking 24 acres of McComb's Dam Park, with a plan to replace that parkland with new parks in the area, including a park over the footprint of the old stadium.

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Yankee Stadium
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Macombs Dam Bridge just west of the stadium
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Stadium viewed from the McCombs Dam Bridge
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View over the Major Deegan Distressway
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Northwest side of Yankee Stadium
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East 161st Street
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Old ticket booths on East 161st Street
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Entry gate 2
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Freight entrance
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East 161st Street
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Northeast side of the stadium
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East 161st Street in the rain
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The field
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The field
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The crowd
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A-Rod about to strike out
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Bronx IRT over River Avenue
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River Avenue businesses
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Stan's Sports World
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Stan the Man's Baseball Land
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River Avenue
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East side of the stadium
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Bleachers Entrance
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Bleachers Entrance
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Bleachers Entrance
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River Avenue in the rain - under the Bronx IRT Woodlawn Line
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Entry gate 6
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Entry gate 6
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Entry gate 6
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Entry Gate 6
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Entry Gate 6
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Stubhub ticket pickup
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Baseball fans
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Bronx IRT train running east of Yankee Stadium
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Southwest side of Yankee Stadium
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Southwest side of Yankee Stadium
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Southwest side of Yankee Stadium
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Will Call
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Ticketing legal disclaimer - oy!
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Schedule and seating chart
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The Bat
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Crowd on the southwest side of the stadium
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Entry gate 4
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Entry gate 4
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World championship years
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View from the southeast
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View from the northeast over East 161st Street
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View from the northeast over East 161st Street
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Northwest side of Yankee Stadium
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Northwest side of Yankee Stadium by night
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Yankee Stadium in the rain over the Macombs Dam Bridge
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Demolition permits
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Demolition permits
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Demolition
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Demolition
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Demolition
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Demolition
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Demolition
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Demolition
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Demolition
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Demolition
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Demolition
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Southern edge viewed from east
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View from the east
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View from the northeast
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View from the east
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Rubble
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Rubble
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Rubble, SW corner viewed from the NE
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Workers, North gate
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North edge viewed from West
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View from the West
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View from the Southwest
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Panoramic view from SW
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Claw and dump truck
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South edge viewed from SW
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Rubble closeup
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Rubble closeup
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Rubble closeup
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New Yankee Stadium under construction
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New Yankee Stadium - southwest side
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What's left of Macombs Dam Park
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New Yankee Stadium - southwest side
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Turner Construction
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Southwest side construction closeup
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Southwest side construction closeup
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West side construction
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Southwest side construction closeup
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Ballpark construction from the north
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Ballpark construction from the north
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Ballpark construction from the north
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Work permits
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Work permits
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Work permits
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Southeast corner of the new stadium
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South side of the new stadium
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Southwest corner of the new stadium
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Turner Construction
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New stadium Gate 6
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Gate 6
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Gate 4
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Gate 4
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McCombs Dam Park
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McCombs Dam Park
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New parking garage south of the new stadium
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McCombs Dam Park
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McCombs Dam Park
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McCombs Dam Park
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New stadium viewed over park
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1001 Jerome Avenue
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1001 Jerome Avenue
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1005 Jerome Avenue
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1005 Jerome Avenue
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1005 Jerome Avenue
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1005 Jerome Avenue
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Stairway 153rd @ 157th Street
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157th Street Passage
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Viaduct truss viewed from NE
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Viaduct over 153rd Street viewed from East
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Under the viaduct truss
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Stairway 153rd @ 157th Street
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Stairway 153rd @ 157th Street
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Viaduct viewed from NW
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Area of Refuge
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Viaduct passageway
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Western southbound track
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Southbound platform
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Station house
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Station house
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Station house
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Deegan exit ramp passing over platforms
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Western southbound track
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Deegan exit ramps passing over platforms
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Center tracks passing through station
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Platform sign
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Platform sign
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Center tracks heading south
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Platform sign
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Station house viewed from south
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Southbound platform
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Tracks headed south
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Center tracks through station
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Glass beside stairwell
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Viaduct truss East side viewed from South
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Terminal Market
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Walkway from station to stadium
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Metro North employee parking
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The Bat
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Base of The Bat
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Ruppert Plaza Garage
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153rd Street Garage
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Heritage Field sign
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Heritage Field rendering
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River Avenue Playground Sign, 157th St
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River Avenue Skate Plaza Sign, 157th St
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River Avenue Skate Plaza
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River Avenue Playground
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Beware scalpers
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158th Street
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158th Street