View Full Version : Yankees' New Staten Island Ballpark Is Ready

Slippery Elm
06-20-01, 06:52 PM
The Staten Island Yankees' new ballpark in St George, Staten Island, almost adjacent to the ferry terminal, is ready.

I already posted a thread about the Brooklyn Cyclones' new Keyspan Park at Coney Island in this forum. And it looks really good from the outside, slightly better than this "Ballpark at St George", as it is called.

But I cajoled my way in and got a good look at the inside of the place. It is beautiful with a direct view from the seats of New York harbor and the skyline. Seats even have individual cup holders.

Concession stands are almost ready, and they even have a Kosher Korner for those of that persuasion. Everything is shiny clean, but then it would be being new!

Here are the photos. Just click on these links:





Slippery Elm
06-21-01, 07:41 PM


Gooden to Start Off Opening-Day Festivities

Staten Island, NY - Former New York Yankees pitcher Dwight Gooden will appear at Opening Day for the Staten Island Yankees on June 24th, 2001 at 6:35 p.m. Gooden will raise the 2000 NY-Penn League Championship banner during the pre-game ceremonies.

Gooden played for the Yankees from 1996-1997 following a standout career with the New York Mets from 1984-1994. After brief stints in Cleveland and Houston, he rejoined the Yankees for the 2000 season. The four-time All-Star won three World Series championships, earning one with the Mets in 1986 and two with the Yankees (1996 and 2000). On May 14, 1996, he pitched the only no-hitter of his career in a 2-0 win over the Seattle Mariners. Gooden was awarded Rookie of the Year honors in 1984, the youngest player ever. He retired from baseball before the 2001 season. During his career, he compiled a 194-112 record, with a 3.51 ERA and 2,293 strikeouts in 15 seasons.

The Staten Island Yankees are the Single-A affiliate of the 26-time World Series Champion New York Yankees. For more information, please call, (718) 720-9265.

06-22-01, 12:51 AM
They should get a ton of fans and it will be really nice for families who can't afford to go to a lot of Yankee games. The place looks beautiful.

I like the fact that Doc is raising the flag...it's sweet and yet completely appropriate.

06-22-01, 08:41 AM
My wife and I are making sure we get at least one game in all the local minor league parks, I'm looking forward to seeing this one, it sounds gorgeous.

I already got an SI Yanks cap to wear to my local Brooklyn Cyclones park, which I'll be at several times this season

Slippery Elm
06-22-01, 09:59 PM
It should be a fabulous view at night looking past the centerfield fence and seeing the shining skyline of Manhattan! Just amazing.

06-23-01, 10:57 AM
Thanks SE another stop in my Forum Party Trip next month I would
love to see!!!!


06-23-01, 02:56 PM
Nice looking little field.

Casey :NY: