Not only are the Yankees under new ownership (kind of), and touting a fully-loaded roster of all-stars, veterans, and future Hall of Famers, but they are also preparing to enter the 2009 season in a brand new Yankee Stadium sitting only a few hundred yards away from the original stadium site in the Bronx.
The new Yankee Stadium will open its doors on April 3rd and will be the home of the Yankees for many, many years to come.
It’s smaller than the previous incarnation, holding 52,325 fans and with identical dimensions as well: 318 in left, 314 in right, and 408 in dead center. So what makes it better? It’s newer, the seats are wider, it has cup holders, and it holds 56 luxury suites. The restroom ratio is much smaller now, with a restroom available for every 60 fans, instead of the old ration of 1:89. Additionally, the 16 elevators, is a 5 fold improvement over the 3 in the previous stadium.
In short, it all comes down to Yankees ticket holder being able to get the most for their money and having the most complete and luxurious baseball experience.