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With the history of the entire area behind it, there’s very little doubt that Yankee Stadium should be considered a national treasure. It’s as historically significant as any man-made structure in the United States, and it’s definitely one of the most relevant sports stadiums in the entire country – and probably the most important baseball stadium in the world.
For decades, Yankee Stadium has been home to arguably the greatest professional sports team in American sports – the New York Yankees. Countless stories of victories and defeats, of legends and heroes past, still resound within the walls of the stadium. Here are a few interesting facts about the famed ballpark.
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·Yankee Stadium is 95 years old. The entire construction cost was $2.4 million, with much of the funding raised by Jacob Ruppert.
·Babe Ruth is baseball’s biggest star and a true Yankee. This was why Yankee Stadium used to be known as “The House the Ruth Built.”
·Yankee Stadium isn’t only a ballpark, it’s also home to some of the biggest religious gatherings in the United States.
·After three years of construction, the new Yankee Stadium was opened in 2009. It was a faithful reconstruction, with a number of features added for newer fans. Rumor has it that it is the most expensive sports stadium ever to be built.
Hi there. I’m David Gordon Fried, an event planner based in New York. I love everything New York; there is always something good to see in this city. For more New York reads, go to this blog.