Sep
19

By George, I think we’ve got it’s starting to look like a Stadium

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That’s one hell of a Jumbotron, ain’t it?. WCBS has a gallery of photos of the ongoing construction at the New Yankee Stadium, and it looks like it’s really starting to come together. The massive cranes have been replaced by the tiny work vans of small-time subcontractors, and piles of dirt have been replaced by the makings of a future field. While I am sad to see the old place go, I am pretty excited to see the new digs. Assuming I can afford to get in, of course.

(h/t/ LoHud)

Update (1:55pm): Fans will be allowed to walk on the field during a three hour “open house” prior to the Sunday’s game. Great stuff.

Categories : Yankee Stadium
  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    That picture has an optical illusion that makes the outfield look like it’s built on a hill.

    • http://everythingbaseball.wordpress.com Aaron

      Nice catch. Yes it does.

    • Simon B.

      Stadium architect: M.C. Escher

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Funny

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        You know, M.C. Escher and Sidney Ponson are knighted in the same Order.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Yeah … that’s something you should have kept to yourself. ;)

          • Andy In Sunny Daytona

            The world is one big circle, Mike. One big circle.

            Hakuna Matada.

  • Yank Crank 20

    YES! So sweet

  • http://everythingbaseball.wordpress.com Aaron

    For the record, I’m jealous of any of you who are not only going to get to go to the final game on Sunday but who will also be able to walk on the field beforehand.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      We’ll take pictures to share with the class.

    • usty

      It’s great and all. But field access is through monument park, so the line is going to be insanely long to get down there. Then add on the fact that you’d have to get there ridiculously early, and there’s NO re-entry, you’re looking at spending close to 11 hours in the ballpark by the time the game is over. I don’t know if I could handle that. I was planning on getting up there around 5:30.

  • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

    I thought the big “YANKEE STADIUM” lettering was supposed to go out in right field.

    • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

      BTW, the “walking on the field” bit doesn’t sounds as impressive as I thought it would be. It’s the same access as if you were taking the Stadium tour.

      It’s not like you get to run the bases… ;-)

  • http://nosenseworrying.vsport.tv Jen

    Yay!. And according to Pete’s blog bleacher ticket holders can go onto the field too!

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Feh. Riff-raff.

  • Chip

    I get to go in and help final installation of the video board as well as the LED displays that will ring the stadium. Be jealous, very jealous

    • steve (different one)

      wow, that is awesome. did you install the ones that ring the current stadium? i think those were new 2-3 years ago, right?

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      That’s pretty awesome… Can you take nice pictures from that vantage point, or is that not allowed (or just not feasible since you’re working and not there to have fun)?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Are you kidding? If Chip’s in a union he’ll have PLENTY of time to take pictures and stuff, with all those breaks and downtime they get.

        ;)

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          You’re going to have a 30 ft. tall inflatable rat outside your apartment building tomorrow.

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

            hahah, that damn rat was across the street from my wife’s old building in Co-op for months on end last year. Everytime I’d see it, I’d think of Cosmo Kramer and his campaign against the Postal Service.

            GEORGE: Why is the mailman wearing a bucket?

            KRAMER: Huh? Well, it symbolizes our persecution.

            GEORGE: Then… shouldn’t you be wearing the bucket?

            • Andy In Sunny Daytona

              “Nobody went into the Post Office today.”

              “It’s Sunday.”

        • Chip

          My company installed the ones there now I believe but I wasn’t here at the time. And I’m an engineering intern so I can’t say I take the nice long union breaks :D

          I’ll try to get a few pictures and send them to you guys (if I can sneak a camera in that is).

          I have to say though, I also worked on doing the Kansas City display and this one is going to be much cooler

  • Will

    Do you have to have tickets to walk the field on sunday, or is it open to the public?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      You need tix. I know, I already got my hopes up. Bastards.

    • http://barackobama.com TurnTwo

      via lohud:

      Only fans with valid ticket(s) for Sunday’s game will be admitted and there will be NO RE-ENTRY. Bleacher ticket holders who would like to visit Monument Park should enter the Stadium through Gate 2, 4 or 6.

      Fans and media are also reminded that Sunday’s game will NOT be the final event at Yankee Stadium. A ceremony will be held at a later date this fall to celebrate the Stadium, details will follow.

  • yankeefan91

    wow thats a very big screen i hope its lik the royals high defintion that will be hot

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I don’t think the Yanks have the kind of juice that the Royals have.

      • Chip

        The Royals’ video screen is 100 by 85 feet while the Yankees will be 58 by 103 feet. It’s not quite the same but keep in mind the Yankees will also have two 24 by 65 foot boards in center field showing just the lineups, player info, out of town scores, ect. On top of that, we’re putting a 1280 foot ribbon board lining the upper deck which is right up there with the largest ones we’ve ever done.

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