Tuesday, October 19, 2004

FIELD OF DREAMS

By BILL SANDERSON
The NY Post
Oct. 19, 2004

Here's a sneak peek at the proposed new Yankee Stadium — and Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion's plan to use the current ballpark's field and distinctive facade for recreation and private development.

The new $700 million stadium would go up in Macombs Dam Park across East 161st Street from the current stadium.

The Bronx Bombers, who lost last night to the Boston Red Sox 5-4 in 14 innings but still lead their best-of-seven ALCS 3-2 going into today's Game Six, are in the final stages of planning the much-anticipated new stadium .

Sources said this depiction of the ballpark, from Carrion's office, is consistent with what the team has proposed.

Yankee reps wouldn't tip their hat about how exactly the new stadium would look.
"The borough president has been quite helpful and we welcome his support," said Yankees spokesman Howard Rubenstein said. But he added: "We have not released any of our specific plans" to Carrion or anyone else.


Read the entire article here on the NY Post website.