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June 22, 2009
DID THE YANKEES NEED A NEW STADIUM?
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June 22, 2009

Si Players Mlb Poll

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DID THE YANKEES NEED A NEW STADIUM?

Yes 45%

No 53.6%

Don't Know 1.4%

FAST FACTS
Poll was completed in early June.... The new Yankee Stadium cost $1.5 billion to build.... Through Sunday 115 home runs had been hit at the new stadium—including a ballpark-high 13 by Mark Teixeira (above left)—25 more than at Camden Yards, the majors' second-most homer-friendly park.... The new Yankee Stadium is modeled after the old one, and the distance to the fences is roughly the same. But the old stadium, which stood for 86 years and was remodeled in the mid 1970s, never gave up more than 215 homers in a season; the new one will give up 291 at the current pace.

Based on a survey of 380 MLB players.

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