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3D Model of Yankee Stadium (Late 1960's)

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  • 3D Model of Yankee Stadium (Late 1960's)

    I’m in the process of building a 3D model of the old Yankee Stadium (late 1960’s early 1970’s). The model is being built in AutoCAD and will be finished in 3D Studio Max (a related 3D rendering and animation package).

    The idea is to have an interactive 3D model where people can visit and walk through and experience a little bit what it felt like to be in that great stadium.

    I’ve posted some images of the model progress on the “Yankee Stadium Pictorial History” thread (thanks for all of the comments and advice) and here’s a link to my site where you can check on the progress:

    The model is based on plans from the 1973-76 renovation that do show stand structure elevations of the old stadium, but the plan views are of the post 1976 renovation. While the column locations should be the same (with the exception of the ones that were removed in the renovation) there does seem to be discrepancies with the curvature of the stands as they transition to the bull pens.

    The only real, pre renovation, plan I have is a site plan used to show the location of chain-link fence used during the renovation. When I overlay the finish removal plan with this plan (both scaled the same), things don’t line up too well particularly at the locations mentioned above.

    If anybody has any insight into what changed in this area, or better still, have construction documents or as-built drawings of the original stadium, please let me know.

    If anybody has a seating plan for the old stadium I could get a copy of, that would really help me in linking the seating sections to column grid lines on the drawing.

    This forum has already been an invaluable resource for me in this project and I want to thank those who have helped me so far.

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    Since this is in AutoCad pictures should be of help right? You should be able to rotate the model and then make it fit the picture you are trying to match.

    If this is the case send me a PM with your email address and I will see what I can do to help you out.



    • #3
      Yankee Staduim 3D model


      That’s an excellent idea!

      That might be a good way to locate the seats and isles relative to the columns and the tunnels on the main level. I’ll give it a try.

      Have you got any internal shots of the ramps leading from the various entry portals to the different levels, or of the entries into the bleachers?




      • #4
        Hey Rich. The curvature of the stands near the bullpens would have changed due to the changed field dimensions. In 1973 the foul poles were 296' in RF and 301' in LF. The wall in RF about 2/3 of the way between the foul pole and the bullpen was 344'. And the end of the LF stands next to the bullpen was 402'. These dimensions changed to 310' RF pole, 353' RF wall, 314' LF pole, and 387' LF wall. That should account for the change in the shape of the stands.
        Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...


        • #5
          Yankee stadium plans - 3D Model

          Thanks for the info on the wall changes. Now that I know that those curved parts did change, I can use the site drawing as guide for that.



          • #6
            Here is an overview of the old seating configuration ca. 1960

            And here is a retouched version of Kaplanski's renovation configuration
            (NOTE: the bleachers do not show the removal of the first 2 portals on the left side which make up the loading dock nor do they show the bullpen cut out in the crescent portion of the bullpen. In sum, the final renovation bleacher configuration should just encompass the bleachers from the back wall to the cross aisles that connect the portals).:

            And here are the two images overlayed. Note the tighter curve around the foul area behind the plate and the extended front row representing the lowering of the the field by 6 feet.

            Hope this helps!

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            • #7
              Yankee stadium plans - 3D Model


              That's exactly what I needed!

              This clears up allot of my confusion. It also gives me what I need in terms of the seating rows to column line relationship as well as portal locations!


              P.S. Got any other drawings, like plans showing ramp locations or sections


              • #8
                Yankee Staduim 3D model

                Here's some renderings of the latest model...
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                • #9
                  This is pretty cool, I wish I knew how to do something like that this. I can't wait to see the finished product.
                  The 27 Time World Series Champions New York Yankees!


                  • #10
                    wow that looks really nice. I can't believe how close to the field the seats were back then. And I wonder why everyone's complaining that the seats in the new stadium are gonna be so close to the field. I can't wait to see the finished product either. How long do you think it's gonna take to get the whole thing done? How exactly are you gonna do it? Are you gonna do the whole stadium? or just the outfield? or what?


                    • #11
                      Yankee Staduim 3D model

                      Thanks for the comments!

                      The plan is to do the whole stadium as it was in the late 1960's, early 70's. I’d like to get it to a level of detail where you could walk through from any ticket window to any seat in the stadium.

                      How detailed the model will be depends on getting reference materials like architectural drawings and photos of sufficient detail. I’ve been getting a lot of help from people on this site, so I’m encouraged to think it can be done.

                      I’m not setting any kind of hard deadline on the project, but I figure it should look complete (from a distance anyway) by Christmas.

                      I’m hoping that as the model becomes more complete, I’ll get feedback from those folks with the knowledge of the details.

                      To see more on the model’s progress go to:



                      • #12
                        Interior Pics Of Old Yankee Stadium

                        Does Anyone In These Forums Happen To Have Any Pics Of The Interior Of Yankee Stadium Prior To The Renovation? I'm Very Curious To See What The Inside Looked Like. Also, Does Anyone Know Where I Could Obtain A Color Video Of A Yankee Home Filmed In The Early 70's So I Could See The Old Park In Action? Thanks.


                        • #13
                          Latest progress on the model

                          Back on track again after a very busy late summer and early fall.

                          Here's a typical portal (gate 2/6). Gate 4 seems to have different glass. I'll need to do a little more research on that. I'll add the gate numbering when I integrate the portals into the main model. The plan is to complete the bullpen areas and integrate them into the building skin from gate 2 back around the bleachers and over to gate 6.

                          I'm very much in need of direction on the bullpen areas. I've got several good images of the bullpens but nothing that shows the level of detail I'd like to have. If anybody has anything like a section through the bullpen the long way, showing where the ramp starts and ends, that would help.

                          To check on the progress of the model, go to:

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                          • #14
                            Yankee Staduim 3D model

                            Here are some renderings of the model with the latest updates. I'm working on the bullpens and bleacher sections.

                            Check out the model at:
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                            • #15
                              Yankee Staduim 3D model

                              I'm just getting back on track after the holidays.

                              I'm still working on the bleachers and bullpen areas. I've added the utility entry ways along the bleacher side of the bullpens. I've started laying out the columns for the bleacher external wall.

                              Next, I'll finish the bleacher outer wall and begin inserting the bleacher/bullpen fence railings and gates.

                              If anybody remembers how the bleacher ramps integrated with the bleacher gates, let me know. Pictures would help.



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