Yankee Stadium’s Design Honors Tradition

 

Yankee Stadium pic
Yankee Stadium
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The chief financial officer at New Haven Terminal in Connecticut, Michael (Mike) Vasaturo, is responsible for the oversight of all of the organization’s financial operations. Aside from his professional responsibilities, Michael Vasaturo is an avid New York Yankees fan.

Built in 1923, the original Yankee Stadium was the home of stunning victories, legendary players, and countless memories. After over 80 years of use, numerous updates, renovations and rebuilding projects were necessary to keep the stadium up to date and accessible. In 2005, the team finally announced plans to build a new Yankee Stadium directly next door to the original stadium.

Opened in 2009, the new Yankee Stadium is a blend of traditional, beloved elements from the old stadium and new features that will continue to draw the next generation of fans to the ball field. Throwback features include bleacher seating in the outfield, a new limestone and granite facade that is constructed to look like the original stadium’s facade, and a copper frieze that graces the upper deck. New features include luxury and party suites, a martini bar, picnic areas, and a steakhouse.

For nostalgic fans who wish to hold on to a piece of the old Yankee Stadium, seats, bleachers, and even pieces of freeze-dried sod are available for purchase. Each item comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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