Residents give Yankee Stadium plans the Bronx cheer

THE BRONX - Some residents say the new Yankee Stadium plans are anything but a home run.

Residents living near the work site say dust in the air from the construction is making breathing an issue and coughing a habit. Health concerns aren't the only issues on the minds of fans in the area, however.

The plans for the new Yankee Stadium include a number of flashy, upscale amenities. Some believe additions like a steakhouse and martini bar are too ritzy for a baseball game.

"I would see the game and probably just buy a beer ? that's it," says Carlos Ovalle, who works near the site.

Excitement over the new stadium is also being squelched by traffic concerns and fears of higher ticket prices.

Construction on the stadium is slated for completion in April 2009. Recent estimates put the total cost at $1.3 billion, up from the original estimate of $800 million.

Related information: New, $1.3B Yankee Stadium boasts luxuries

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx 1 VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx
Police have released an image of the man 2 Police release image of alleged Beekman Ave. shooter
A whale stranded at Orchard Beach Sunday was 3 Crews euthanize stranded whale after rescue attempts fail
4 Neighborhood Brief for April 23
The Pentagon called for the Communist country to 5 Tensions rise between US and North Korea

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE