Summer Games 2004
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This lot is closed. Bidding ended on 7/7/2004.
By the early 1970s many aspects of Yankee Stadium had fallen into disrepair and there were talks of moving the team to New Jersey and building a new ballpark. The stadium was saved when Mayor John Lindsay bought it for $24 million in 1972, the same year George Steinbrenner became owner. The vision of the renovating architect was to keep the overall appearance much the same as the old stadium, but to add modern amenities. The beams that supported the upper deck seating and created terrible blind spots were removed, smaller 18-inch green wooden seats were replaced by larger 22-inch blue plastic ones and capacity was reduced to 54,000. After two seasons playing in Shea Stadium, the Yankees reopened on April 15, 1976. This seat is an original wooden Yankee Stadium seat removed from the park during construction. The seat has since been repainted blue and has a gold plate reading, "Yankee Stadium "The House That Ruth Built" -50th- Anniversary 1923-1973 Bronx, N.Y." The chair is in very good overall condition.
Original Wooden Yankee Stadium Seat (Repainted)
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Auction closed on Wednesday, July 7, 2004.
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