Yankee Stadium

"The Yankee Stadium" was designed by Osborn Engineering and 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.

Yankee Stadium
3/12/2005 03:49 PM
Yankee Stadium
Macombs Dam Bridge just west of the stadium
7/18/2006 06:14 PM
Macombs Dam Bridge just west of the stadium
Stadium viewed from the McCombs Dam Bridge
7/18/2006 06:15 PM
Stadium viewed from the McCombs Dam Bridge
View over the Major Deegan Distressway
8/29/2008 05:53 PM
View over the Major Deegan Distressway
Northwest side of Yankee Stadium
7/18/2006 06:20 PM
Northwest side of Yankee Stadium
East 161st Street
7/18/2006 06:25 PM
East 161st Street
Old ticket booths on East 161st Street
8/29/2008 06:00 PM
Old ticket booths on East 161st Street
Entry gate 2
8/29/2008 06:00 PM
Entry gate 2
Freight entrance
8/29/2008 06:02 PM
Freight entrance
East 161st Street
7/18/2006 10:26 PM
East 161st Street
Northeast side of the stadium
7/18/2006 10:26 PM
Northeast side of the stadium
East 161st Street in the rain
7/18/2006 10:26 PM
East 161st Street in the rain
The field
7/18/2006 08:26 PM
The field
The field
7/18/2006 08:26 PM
The field
The crowd
7/18/2006 08:27 PM
The crowd
A-Rod about to strike out
7/18/2006 09:27 PM
A-Rod about to strike out
Bronx IRT over River Avenue
8/29/2008 06:03 PM
Bronx IRT over River Avenue
River Avenue businesses
8/29/2008 06:03 PM
River Avenue businesses
Stan's Sports World
8/29/2008 06:03 PM
Stan's Sports World
Stan the Man's Baseball Land
8/29/2008 06:04 PM
Stan the Man's Baseball Land
River Avenue
8/29/2008 06:04 PM
River Avenue
East side of the stadium
8/29/2008 06:04 PM
East side of the stadium
Bleachers Entrance
8/29/2008 06:05 PM
Bleachers Entrance
Bleachers Entrance
8/29/2008 06:05 PM
Bleachers Entrance
Bleachers Entrance
8/29/2008 06:06 PM
Bleachers Entrance
River Avenue in the rain - under the Bronx IRT Woodlawn Line
7/18/2006 10:23 PM
River Avenue in the rain - under the Bronx IRT Woodlawn Line
Entry gate 6
8/29/2008 06:06 PM
Entry gate 6
Entry gate 6
8/29/2008 06:06 PM
Entry gate 6
Entry gate 6
8/29/2008 06:08 PM
Entry gate 6
Entry Gate 6
8/29/2008 06:08 PM
Entry Gate 6
Entry Gate 6
8/29/2008 06:09 PM
Entry Gate 6
Stubhub ticket pickup
8/29/2008 06:08 PM
Stubhub ticket pickup
Baseball fans
8/29/2008 06:07 PM
Baseball fans
Bronx IRT train running east of Yankee Stadium
8/29/2008 06:09 PM
Bronx IRT train running east of Yankee Stadium
Southwest side of Yankee Stadium
8/29/2008 06:08 PM
Southwest side of Yankee Stadium
Southwest side of Yankee Stadium
8/29/2008 06:09 PM
Southwest side of Yankee Stadium
Southwest side of Yankee Stadium
8/29/2008 06:10 PM
Southwest side of Yankee Stadium
Will Call
8/29/2008 06:11 PM
Will Call
Ticketing legal disclaimer - oy!
8/29/2008 06:12 PM
Ticketing legal disclaimer - oy!
Schedule and seating chart
8/29/2008 06:12 PM
Schedule and seating chart
The Bat
8/29/2008 06:14 PM
The Bat
Crowd on the southwest side of the stadium
8/29/2008 06:17 PM
Crowd on the southwest side of the stadium
Entry gate 4
8/29/2008 06:15 PM
Entry gate 4
Entry gate 4
8/29/2008 06:18 PM
Entry gate 4
World championship years
8/29/2008 06:18 PM
World championship years
View from the southeast
8/29/2008 06:22 PM
View from the southeast
View from the northeast over East 161st Street
8/29/2008 06:28 PM
View from the northeast over East 161st Street
View from the northeast over East 161st Street
8/29/2008 06:29 PM
View from the northeast over East 161st Street
Northwest side of Yankee Stadium
8/29/2008 05:55 PM
Northwest side of Yankee Stadium
Northwest side of Yankee Stadium by night
7/18/2006 10:30 PM
Northwest side of Yankee Stadium by night
Yankee Stadium in the rain over the Macombs Dam Bridge
7/18/2006 10:35 PM
Yankee Stadium in the rain over the Macombs Dam Bridge

New Yankee Stadium

Groundbreaking for the new Yankee Stadium was held on August 16, 2006 with a planned completion by opening day 2009. 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 adds 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.

New Yankee Stadium under construction
11/2/2007 04:16 PM
New Yankee Stadium under construction
New Yankee Stadium - southwest side
11/2/2007 05:06 PM
New Yankee Stadium - southwest side
What's left of Macombs Dam Park
11/2/2007 05:06 PM
What's left of Macombs Dam Park
New Yankee Stadium - southwest side
11/2/2007 05:07 PM
New Yankee Stadium - southwest side
Turner Construction
11/2/2007 05:09 PM
Turner Construction
Southwest side construction closeup
11/2/2007 05:10 PM
Southwest side construction closeup
Southwest side construction closeup
11/2/2007 05:12 PM
Southwest side construction closeup
West side construction
11/2/2007 05:13 PM
West side construction
Southwest side construction closeup
11/2/2007 05:12 PM
Southwest side construction closeup
Ballpark construction from the north
11/2/2007 05:17 PM
Ballpark construction from the north
Ballpark construction from the north
11/2/2007 05:18 PM
Ballpark construction from the north
Ballpark construction from the north
11/2/2007 05:19 PM
Ballpark construction from the north
Work permits
11/2/2007 05:24 PM
Work permits
Work permits
11/2/2007 05:25 PM
Work permits
Work permits
11/2/2007 05:25 PM
Work permits
Southeast corner of the new stadium
11/2/2007 05:28 PM
Southeast corner of the new stadium
South side of the new stadium
11/2/2007 05:35 PM
South side of the new stadium
Southwest corner of the new stadium
8/29/2008 05:57 PM
Southwest corner of the new stadium
Turner Construction
11/2/2007 05:30 PM
Turner Construction
New stadium Gate 6
5/21/2010 12:28 PM
New stadium Gate 6
Gate 6
12/23/2009 01:31 PM
Gate 6
Gate 4
12/23/2009 01:40 PM
Gate 4
Gate 4
12/23/2009 01:47 PM
Gate 4
McCombs Dam Park
12/23/2009 01:38 PM
McCombs Dam Park
McCombs Dam Park
12/23/2009 01:38 PM
McCombs Dam Park
New parking garage south of the new stadium
8/29/2008 05:55 PM
New parking garage south of the new stadium
McCombs Dam Park
12/23/2009 01:38 PM
McCombs Dam Park
McCombs Dam Park
12/23/2009 01:43 PM
McCombs Dam Park
McCombs Dam Park
12/23/2009 01:43 PM
McCombs Dam Park
New stadium viewed over park
5/21/2010 12:41 PM
New stadium viewed over park

Jerome Avenue, which runs to the west of the new and old stadiums is home to a number of attractive Art Deco apartment buildings.

1001 Jerome Avenue
11/2/2007 05:14 PM
1001 Jerome Avenue
1001 Jerome Avenue
11/2/2007 05:14 PM
1001 Jerome Avenue
1005 Jerome Avenue
11/2/2007 05:16 PM
1005 Jerome Avenue
1005 Jerome Avenue
11/2/2007 05:16 PM
1005 Jerome Avenue
1005 Jerome Avenue
11/2/2007 05:16 PM
1005 Jerome Avenue
1005 Jerome Avenue
11/2/2007 05:15 PM
1005 Jerome Avenue

Stadium Demolition

Demolition permits
5/21/2010 12:36 PM
Demolition permits
Demolition permits
5/21/2010 12:36 PM
Demolition permits
Demolition
12/23/2009 01:32 PM
Demolition
Demolition
12/23/2009 01:32 PM
Demolition
Demolition
12/23/2009 01:33 PM
Demolition
Demolition
12/23/2009 01:33 PM
Demolition
Demolition
12/23/2009 01:34 PM
Demolition
Demolition
12/23/2009 01:34 PM
Demolition
Demolition
12/23/2009 01:34 PM
Demolition
Demolition
12/23/2009 01:34 PM
Demolition
Demolition
12/23/2009 01:55 PM
Demolition
Southern edge viewed from east
5/21/2010 12:24 PM
Southern edge viewed from east
View from the east
5/21/2010 12:24 PM
View from the east
View from the northeast
5/21/2010 12:29 PM
View from the northeast
View from the east
5/21/2010 12:24 PM
View from the east
Rubble
5/21/2010 12:30 PM
Rubble
Rubble
5/21/2010 12:30 PM
Rubble
Rubble, SW corner viewed from the NE
5/21/2010 12:31 PM
Rubble, SW corner viewed from the NE
Workers, North gate
5/21/2010 12:31 PM
Workers, North gate
North edge viewed from West
5/21/2010 12:38 PM
North edge viewed from West
View from the West
5/21/2010 12:38 PM
View from the West
View from the Southwest
5/21/2010 12:40 PM
View from the Southwest
Panoramic view from SW
5/21/2010 12:54 PM
Panoramic view from SW
Claw and dump truck
5/21/2010 12:55 PM
Claw and dump truck
South edge viewed from SW
5/21/2010 12:55 PM
South edge viewed from SW
Rubble closeup
5/21/2010 01:22 PM
Rubble closeup
Rubble closeup
5/21/2010 01:22 PM
Rubble closeup
Rubble closeup
5/21/2010 01:22 PM
Rubble closeup

Metro North Yankee Stadium Station

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.

Stairway 153rd @ 157th Street
5/21/2010 12:49 PM
Stairway 153rd @ 157th Street
157th Street Passage
5/21/2010 12:50 PM
157th Street Passage
Viaduct truss viewed from NE
5/21/2010 12:50 PM
Viaduct truss viewed from NE
Viaduct over 153rd St viewed from East
5/21/2010 12:51 PM
Viaduct over 153rd St viewed from East
Under the viaduct truss
5/21/2010 12:51 PM
Under the viaduct truss
Stairway 153rd @ 157th Street
5/21/2010 12:52 PM
Stairway 153rd @ 157th Street
Stairway 153rd @ 157th Street
5/21/2010 12:52 PM
Stairway 153rd @ 157th Street
Viaduct viewed from NW
5/21/2010 12:53 PM
Viaduct viewed from NW
Area of Refuge
5/21/2010 12:53 PM
Area of Refuge
Viaduct passageway
5/21/2010 12:55 PM
Viaduct passageway
Western southbound track
5/21/2010 12:56 PM
Western southbound track
Southbound platform
5/21/2010 12:57 PM
Southbound platform
Station house
5/21/2010 12:57 PM
Station house
Station house
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Station house
Station house
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Station house
Deegan exit ramp passing over platforms
5/21/2010 12:57 PM
Deegan exit ramp passing over platforms
Western southbound track
5/21/2010 12:58 PM
Western southbound track
Deegan exit ramps passing over platforms
5/21/2010 12:59 PM
Deegan exit ramps passing over platforms
Center tracks passing through station
5/21/2010 12:59 PM
Center tracks passing through station
Platform sign
5/21/2010 01:00 PM
Platform sign
Platform sign
5/21/2010 01:00 PM
Platform sign
Center tracks heading south
5/21/2010 01:00 PM
Center tracks heading south
Platform sign
5/21/2010 01:01 PM
Platform sign
Station house viewed from south
5/21/2010 01:01 PM
Station house viewed from south
Southbound platform
5/21/2010 01:02 PM
Southbound platform
Tracks headed south
5/21/2010 01:03 PM
Tracks headed south
Center tracks through station
5/21/2010 01:03 PM
Center tracks through station
Glass beside stairwell
5/21/2010 01:05 PM
Glass beside stairwell
Viaduct truss East side viewed from South
5/21/2010 01:06 PM
Viaduct truss East side viewed from South
Terminal Market
5/21/2010 01:11 PM
Terminal Market
Walkway from station to stadium
5/21/2010 12:40 PM
Walkway from station to stadium
Metro North employee parking
5/21/2010 12:48 PM
Metro North employee parking
The Bat
5/21/2010 12:50 PM
The Bat
Base of The Bat
5/21/2010 01:08 PM
Base of The Bat
Ruppert Plaza Garage
5/21/2010 12:52 PM
Ruppert Plaza Garage
153rd Street Garage
5/21/2010 01:11 PM
153rd Street Garage

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.

Heritage Field sign
5/21/2010 01:15 PM
Heritage Field sign
Heritage Field rendering
5/21/2010 01:15 PM
Heritage Field rendering
River Avenue Playground Sign, 157th St
5/21/2010 01:15 PM
River Avenue Playground Sign, 157th St
River Avenue Skate Plaza Sign, 157th St
5/21/2010 01:16 PM
River Avenue Skate Plaza Sign, 157th St
River Avenue Skate Plaza
5/21/2010 01:16 PM
River Avenue Skate Plaza
River Avenue Playground
5/21/2010 01:17 PM
River Avenue Playground
Beware scalpers
5/21/2010 01:18 PM
Beware scalpers
158th Street
5/21/2010 01:18 PM
158th Street
158th Street
5/21/2010 01:18 PM
158th Street