A Stadium grows in the Bronx


As many of you know, I love charting the progress of the new Yankee Stadium through photos. While my first trip up to the Bronx this spring isn’t until Sunday and I haven’t made it up in person since late December, we live in a Web 2.0 world. So let’s head to flickr for some peaks inside the new stadium.

We begin our journey looking east down 161st St. as the new stadium rises above the subway tracks. As we’ve seen before, the new stadium will be a stone’s toss away from the downtown platform of the 4 train, but that first shot really captures of the effect of the stadium rising above everything else.

From inside the current Yankee Stadium, it’s hard to miss construction going on just beyond the outfield walls. But the best views are from that downtown 4 train. Ride the train south from 167th St., and spy the inside of the new stadium and all the construction inside the seating bowl. The field itself won’t be completed until shortly before Opening Day 2009.

Next week, I’ll probably have a whole slew of new photos to toss up for you. While some of us bemoan the new stadium and others await it with eager anticipation, it’s pretty neat watching this thing go up.

The photo above by flickr user 94Aug.

Categories : Yankee Stadium
  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    I’m heading to the game 2nite, any parts of the new Stadium any of you guys want to see in particular? I’m definitely going to be taking a lot.

    • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

      BTW, I should be taking my laptop so I’ll check in right b4 game time if anyone has posted, should be leaving in 15 mins :)

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      A clear shot of the new eagle medallions on the front of the new stadium would be great. I can’t find any yet.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    I got there kind of late, made it to Bot of 1st so I had to rush in, and it completely skipped my mind after the game, sorry. But I will be heading back 4/16 to the first Sawkz game of the year, so I will get those pics even for myself b/c I saw em in the news and it looks cool.