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Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. Located at East 161st Street and River Avenue in the Bronx, New York City, it originally opened on April 18, 1923 and reopened on April 15, 1976 after an extensive three year renovation. The first night game was played on May 28, 1946.
Yankee Stadium is often referred to as "The House that Ruth Built", but usually as simply "The Stadium". It was the first baseball park to be labeled a "Stadium" rather than a "Field," a "Park," or a "Grounds," and it conformed to the usage of the term in ancient Greece, where a stadium was a foot-race arena. Yankee Stadium's field was initially surrounded by a (misshapen) quarter-mile running track. That track effectively also served as an early "warning track" for fielders, a feature now standard in all major league ballparks.
Facility statistics
Location 161st Street and River Avenue, Bronx, New York 10451
Opened April 18, 1923
Owner The City of New York
Surface Grass
Construction cost $167 million USD, $118 million USD (1997-1999 renovations)
Architect Osborn Engineering (1923); Praeger-Kavanaugh-Waterbury (1976)
Seating capacity
58,000 (1923)
62,000 (1926)
82,000 (1927)
67,113 (1928)
62,000 (1929)
71,699 (1937)
70,000 (1942)
67,000 (1948)
67,205 (1958)
67,337 (1961)
67,000 (1965)
65,010 (1971)
54,028 (1976)
57,145 (1977)
57,545 (1980)
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