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Yankee Stadium

After playing for 85 years in their original Bronx stadium, the New York Yankees moved across the street to their new stadium in 2009.

Project Details

Project Partners
Populous
Owner
New York Yankees
Location
Bronx, New York
Completion Date
Area
1,250,000 ft²
Seating Capacity
54,251
Teams/League
New York Yankees, MLB
Number of Suites
56
Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. © Chris Linder
Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. © Chris Linder
Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Courtesy Wikimedia
Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Matt Boulton/Flickr
Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. vtravelled/Flickr
Tekla model of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Thornton Tomasetti
Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Thornton Tomasetti
Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. © Chris Linder
Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. © Chris Linder
Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. © Chris Linder
Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. © Chris Linder

Reviving the House that Ruth Built

After playing for 85 years in their original Bronx stadium, the New York Yankees moved across the street in 2009 to a new stadium that revived many of the design themes that were stripped from the original during its 1974 renovation.

We provided structural design services to Populous for the stadium, which is the second largest stadium by seating capacity in the United States.

Highlights

  • Signature design features include a 500-foot-wide scoreboard/video board with cantilevered end bays, and a suite level and upper deck seating that cantilevers 50 feet beyond the main concourse, creating unobstructed views.
  • We developed the project in Tekla to enhance design review of key structural elements with the owner and project team, led by Populous.
  • A leading engineering challenge was the requirement for highly detailed, aesthetic connections, including the design of the trademark frieze, which also plays a structural role as the front girder of the canopy.
  • We also provided deconstruction engineering services for the original Yankee Stadium located across the street from the new facility.
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Yankee Stadium Construction Time-Lapse