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Bronx's New Ball Game

New York
Bronx's New Ball Game
Heritage Park, Bronx, NY
'Cause it's one, two, three shovels you're in for some new ball grounds. Tuesday, NYC Economic Development Corp. president Seth Pinsky and Department of Parks & Recreation commissioner Adrian Benepe broke ground on Heritage Field, a new 10.8-acre park on the site of the original Yankee Stadium. It's also the largest of more than 32 acres of new and renovated parks to be built as part of the Yankee Stadium Area Redevelopment Project. Heritage Field will include three championship-quality grass athletic fields, new bleachers, a comfort station, new landscaping, a play area, and elements throughout the park commemorating the old Stadium. Additionally, a medallion preserved from the balcony of the old stadium, and a Yankees logo retained from the home dugout roof were presented to Bronx Borough Hall and the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The groundbreaking followed a year-long deconstruction of the old stadium, completed earlier this month, and the park is scheduled for completion in late '11.