Last updated on May 10, 2019 at 12:21 pm
Built in 1923, the original Yankee Stadium was one of the most iconic fields in all of baseball. But after 84 seasons in the “House that Ruth Built,” the Bronx Bombers needed a new home.
They got one in 2009. You might be able to recite records set in the new Yankee Stadium, but this is inside baseball. Here are 8 weird facts about the new Yankee Stadium only the super-est of the superfans will know.
- The stadium has 227 miles of Ethernet cable. (That’s enough to lay a direct connection from the stadium to their rival’s field in Boston, and still have a few miles to spare.)
- There are more than 1,100 high-definition televisions in the park. (That’s about enough to simultaneously show every strikeout ever thrown by Yanks’ legendary ace Mariano Rivera.)
- The center field scoreboard measures 59 feet x 101 feet and can display four HD images simultaneously. (For size reference, the pitcher’s rubber is about 60 feet from home plate and it’s about 90 feet from home to first base.)
- There are 25 fixed concessions stands and 112 movable ones. (That’s one for every 345 people at an at-capacity game).
- Speaking of which … the capacity for baseball games in 2018 is 47,309. (Enhancements and changes over the years have reduced the original capacity from 50,287).
- “Populous” is the name of the architectural firm that designed the stadium (It also designed Washington’s, Baltimore’s, San Diego’s, Minneapolis’ and Miami’s.)
- Since opening in 2009 the stadium has recorded regular season attendance of 31,000,787 (as of April 16, 2018).
- For the 2018 season, there are approximately 41 different kinds of beer offered for sale at the stadium. (That’s one for every Yankee’s pennant won, plus one for this year’s).
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