Yankee Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in the Bronx, New York City. Opened in 2009, the stadium has a capacity of 46,537 and is the home field of the New York Yankees and New York City FC. Yankee Stadium was built to replace the former Yankee Stadium which operated from 1923 to 2008.
The design of the new Yankee Stadium draws heavily from the past whilst looking to the future. The stadium’s limestone façade replicates the look of the of the original Yankee Stadium when it first opened in 1923.On the inside, the frieze that used to line the roof of the old stadium has also been installed at the new Yankee stadium.
The modern additions to the new Yankee Stadium include the Great Hall, a large concourse area that includes banners of former Yankee legends and a full-sized Hard Rock Cafe. Visitors can also visit the Yankees Museum and Monument Park, a collection of plaques and monuments dedicated to former Yankee greats located in the outfield.
There will always be comparisons made between new stadiums that carry the same name as the stadiums they have replaced, Yankee Stadium is no exception. The new Yankee Stadium is undeniably modern, packed with all the features that sports fans expect from a modern sports venue. By including several nods to the Yankees storied history, Yankee Stadium offers fans the best of both worlds.