13 May 2009

Yankee yard sale to offer seats and sod from old park

6:38 pm on 13 May 2009

The New York Yankees have announced one of sport's biggest yard sales, with baseball artefacts at the old stadium, from seats, sod and dirt to foul poles, home plate and lockers, going on offer to the public.

Prices range from $1499 for a pair of stadium seats to $399 for a single bleacher seat $120 to $280 for a sections of sod and $80 for a A clump of freeze-dried grass in a small display case.

Demolition of the old 56,000 seat Yankee Stadium, the 1923 'House That Ruth Built', across the 161st Street from the team's new $1.5 billion home , is expected to begin next month.