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  • Macombs Dam Park [II] / Heritage Park (former Yankee Stadium [I] site)

    This thread is in no way intended to suggest that we end the discussion concerning the demolition of the original Yankee Stadium. What ever the NYC parks commission has planned in lieu of a venue which had hosted 100 World Series games, 3 Papal visits, Schmeling vs. Louis and the "The Greatest Game Ever Played" in NFL history just to name a few--The memory of what Heritage field replaces is too important to be ignored or forgotten simply because the physical structure has been razed to or buried under the ground.

    However, as other members have noted, the demolition of OYS appears to be complete. A completion date for H.F. has also been targeted. So perhaps a Heritage Field thread would be better suited in documenting the transition now underway:

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    Rendering of the park:
    StadiumPage.com
    Stadium Google Map

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      Old Yankee Stadium Park Construction

      The official thread dedicated to the construction, design, and criticism of Old Yankee Stadium Park.

      The Groundbreaking Ceremony will be being held today (6/29/10), marking the beginning of the Old Yankee Stadium Park, and official end of Old Yankee Stadium.
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        Latest photos courtesy of DN4L:













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          The official name is "Old Yankee Stadium Park" and not Heritage Field. The Parks Department changed the name after several members of this site lobbied for the name change.
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            Is there any footage or photos from today's "grounds breaking" ceremony?

            It will be fun to walk across that park someday, and stand in the middle of what used to be the field at OYS/RYS..
            Just like it's interesting to stand on the markers of home plate, the pitcher's mound, 1st, 2nd & 3rd base, of old Shea, in Citi Field's parking lot.

            Which you certainly can't do at the original sites of Ebbets Field & the Polo Grounds!
            "We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

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              Groundbreaking Held For Field At Original Yankee Stadium

              Groundbreaking Held For Field At Original Yankee Stadium
              By: NY1 News

              A groundbreaking ceremony is being held to begin work on Heritage Field, a park to be built on the footprint of the original Yankee Stadium.

              The 11-acre park will feature three grass fields, including one in the exact spot of the field at the old stadium.

              It will also include, bleachers, extra lighting, a walking path, and play area for younger kids.

              Construction is expected to be complete by fall of 2011.
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              • #8
                Ok thanks for the info..

                It won't be completed until the fall of next year??
                You would think that it wouldn't take so long, and it would be open by next spring, at the latest..
                "We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

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                • #9
                  I really hate the name Heritage Field - it smacks of a spring training site somewhere in the southwest, not New York City.

                  Something simple like Stadium Field would be fine....

                  Also, it's really too bad it's hemmed in by hideous parking garages (albeit one with a field on top) - are they keeping the old one to the south?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by locke40 View Post
                    Groundbreaking Held For Field At Original Yankee Stadium
                    By: NY1 News

                    A groundbreaking ceremony is being held to begin work on Heritage Field, a park to be built on the footprint of the original Yankee Stadium.

                    The 11-acre park will feature three grass fields, including one in the exact spot of the field at the old stadium.

                    It will also include, bleachers, extra lighting, a walking path, and play area for younger kids.

                    Construction is expected to be complete by fall of 2011.
                    The proposal does not include the playing field to be in the exact location of the original field. The Media and/or Parks can never get the story right.

                    As you can see with the spot marked for Lou Gehrig as well as the overlay of the field.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by locke40 View Post
                      The official name is "Old Yankee Stadium Park" and not Heritage Field. The Parks Department changed the name after several members of this site lobbied for the name change.
                      When did this happen? I did a Google search and I couldn't find anything. I hope it's true, though... when I hear "Heritage Field" the first thing I think of is the auction house - must be my collector's mentality.

                      But I did find this interesting bit regarding the park that will be built across from Gate 6, while checking out the Parks Department website to see if they indicated a new name for the Yankee Stadium site...
                      Located on what were formerly parking lots, these pocket parks are currently under construction. The site on the northern side of 157th street will feature a custom play equipment, spray showers, lighting, benches, a drinking fountain, and landscaping (designed to highlight the existing Yankee Mural). Once installed, it will be possible for a passing subway to trigger the spray showers.

                      http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_your_...velopment.html
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DN4L View Post
                        It won't be completed until the fall of next year??
                        You would think that it wouldn't take so long, and it would be open by next spring, at the latest..
                        That's to allow me more time to get up there and take pictures...
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                        • #13
                          It will also include, bleachers, extra lighting, a walking path, and play area for younger kids.

                          Won't the bleachers take up 'valuable green space'?
                          I think the neighbors will be outraged at the inclusion of anything that will take away from parkland.

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                            looks like it'll be a nice facility when completed...too bad it had to come at the expense of the old lady...

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                            • #15
                              Maybe this was brought up previously but...If they plan on including an outline of the original Yankee Stadium field drawn with contrasting grass--why cant that just be the field--or why cant they just situate the actual infield there instead of having the overlap as shown in the renderings?
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