The Yankee Stadium is one the most popular places in New York. Yankee Stadium is located in 161st Street and River Avenue and Yankee baseball team had been using it since 1920s. Boxing and Football competitions are regularly hosted in the stadium. As it is situated in New York, so, State of New York administers it. The stadium is of great significance not just because of its historic presence but all over the time including Great Depression, World War II, and 9/11 incidents.
Yankee Stadium was built in 1923 through the help of Babe Ruth who was a famous baseball player and attracted millions of fans to come to the stadium and enjoy the games. The profit which came out of the sales of tickets was reinvested in the Stadium building which has three 2 floors (3 storey). Yankee Stadium is one of the largest stadiums in the world. It hosts all major football leagues. All Star Game was hosted three times, and World Series thirty three times at Yankee Stadium. The stadium was renovated in between 1937 to 1967.
A new but similar stadium was built in 2006 near the Yankee Stadium the cost of which was $1.3 billion. The new stadium was opened in 2009 and the old Yankee Stadium was demolished.
Things to See in the Museum
The Big Bat
The first thing you will notice when you enter the Yankee Stadium is the big bat the length of which is 138 feet. Louisville Slugger created this big bat in the memory of the great baseball player Babe Ruth.
The Stadium Façade
Another most noticeable thing in Yankee Stadium is the stadium façade.
You will see several white arches on the roof which are made of copper. They were painted in white in the 1960s. In 1970s, the stadium was renovated and the façade was taken out for replication. The replica is put on the billboards and scoreboard of the stadium.
You will find a comprehensive collection of original baseball team plaques in the monument park at the stadium. This park helps in creating awareness of the public about the history of the baseball team. There are other monuments as well which include Monument Park dedicated to Miller Huggins and Jacob Huggins who were great players of their time.
Visitors can also go for a stadium tour to know more about the facilities. It is almost impossible to find out all facilities of the stadium however, with the help of a guide, one can learn about many of them. To know more about the Stadium tours, you can contact the tour organizers.
The Classic Tour
Up to 11 people can make a group for a tour in Yankee Stadium. The purpose of Classic tours in to generate the awareness and give public chance to know more about the functions of the facilities.
There are a lot of other things which one can enjoy at Yankee Stadium that includes, the Champion Tour, The Champion Plus Tour, Shopping and Dining, etc. Yankee Stadium is also used for different events like weddings, birthday parties and private affairs. If you want to rent out a facility at Yankee Stadium, you should contact here Customer Support Service.
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