Sunday, February 7, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

"Old Yankee Stadium Park"


The Above Video Can Also Be Found at:

Jointly Proposed to the City of New York by the

Committee to Commemorate Old Yankee Stadium




In extensive consultation and coordination with leading historians, architects, construction experts, and engineers - from New York and across the country - the Committee to Commemorate Old Yankee Stadium and have researched, designed and proposed a NEW GATE 2 MONUMENT to properly preserve and commemorate the history of the original Old Yankee Stadium (1923-1972). At present, the New York City Parks Department plans to completely deconstruct and sell the entire original Stadium, over emphatic concerns and objections of citizens and experts around the nation, as well as those of New York City officials, including but not limited to Bronx County Historian Lloyd Ultan, and the Public Design Commission. The Design Commission recently rejected the Parks Department most recent proposed plan to recklessly destroy and sell the entire original Stadium, not preserving any part of it whatsoever in commemoration (and otherwise not properly commemorating the site's unparalleled place in New York and American history.)

To address these urgent concerns, top Yankee Stadium historians, architects, and designers have voluntarily joined forces to propose a monument which properly and comprehensively addresses all historic, structural, aesthetic, and financial, issues under City review. The stunning resulting design - generated by the world's preeminent Yankee Stadium 3D modeler, designer & animator, Rick Kaplan - is depicted in the above-cited YouTube video. It faithfully, elegantly and feasibly captures and preserves the original majesty of Old Yankee Stadium, immediately allowing park visitors (for hundreds of years to come) to readily and tangibly see what The House That Ruth Built really looked like - inside and out - in a manner majestically commemorating the Stadium's original 1920's Stadium architecture - simultaneously generating year-round tourism and associated revenues for the City of New York. Most particularly, it will provide great beauty and benefits to the historic Bronx community that has hosted Yankee Stadium since 1923.

To make this monument a reality, the Committee to Commemorate Old Yankee Stadium & have also voluntarily developed the SAVE THE GATE Commemorative Brick Program, which can raise an additional $10 million dollars for the City, as well as the SAVE THE GATE VOLUNTEER WORKER PROGRAM, which will eliminate virtually all labor costs associated with preserving the Gate.

Thus, the City will actually GREATLY profit - not only culturally, but financially, too, by saving Gate 2.

Most important of all is the fact that IF Gate 2 is NOT saved,

the City of New York will have wantonly destroyed and given away ALL of the greatest stadium and sports site in American history.


The Committee to Commemorate Old Yankee Stadium and, met with Parks Department hierarchy this week, at the Arsenal in Central Park, to present and discuss their joint proposals. Details of that meeting will be made available to the media through the contacts below.

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For Further Information, Please contact:

Brad Turnow
(516) 523-4749
(631) 874-5754


Tim Reid
Committee to Commemorate Old Yankee Stadium

(754) 368-1295


Chris & Cindy Jones
Committee to Commemorate Old Yankee Stadium
(804) 426-9911


The Committee to Commemorate to Old Yankee Stadium has three urgent missions:

1) To Preserve Old Yankee Stadium Gate 2 as a permanent commemorative feature at Old Yankee Stadium Park. To achieve this, we have initiated the SAVE THE GATE COMMEMORATIVE BRICK DRIVE and VOLUNTEER WORKER PROGRAM.

2) To name the new park site of Old Yankee Stadium "OLD YANKEE STADIUM PARK", a majestically unique and infinitely more appealing, accurate, and appropriate name. The currently proposed name has been widely criticized by Baseball, historical and architectural experts (as well as legions of informed fans and concerned citizens) as grossly common, bland, ambiguous, and terribly disconnected from the site's preeminent role in New York history, including its internationally unmatched history in Baseball. (Indeed, there are many dozens of Heritage Parks and Fields across the country, including the Cleveland Indians "Heritage Park" - right in the AL East!!!)

3) To name the baseball field in Old Yankee Stadium Park, "BABE RUTH MEMORIAL FIELD" in tribute to the most renowned player and icon in Baseball history, and to replace the original "BABE RUTH MEMORIAL FIELD" which was destroyed to make room for new Yankee Stadium. (BABE RUTH MEMORIAL FIELD was intended to be a "permanent" tribute to Babe Ruth's immortal and unparalleled contributions to the City of New York. It's destruction, along with the destruction of "The House That Ruth Built", leaves the City devoid of any public tribute to America's greatest and most beloved sports figure.

In the near future, we will also be applying to the U.S. Department of Interior for long-overdue National Landmark status for the site of Old Yankee Stadium, which will provide even further (stimulus and historic preservation) funds available to the City of New York for the preservation of Gate 2 and complete commemoration of "Old Yankee Stadium Park."

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