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Tuesday, 27 January 2009

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In another example of the levels of finance that the New York Yankees are operating with, a spokesman for the team announced today that they have decided not to complete their move to the new Yankee Stadium.

Having had a number of different events celebrating the last year of the existing stadium, and having spent an estimated $1.6 billion contructing the new one, it seems that the history of the old stadium remains too strong to let go.

This is the "house that Ruth built, and we can't leave it" the spokeman stated. "When we talked about all of the players that had played in this ballpark - Mick, Joe D, the Babe, Lou Gehrig, we just can't ignore that. We are staying in the old stadium".

This means that the Yankees now need to find a usage for the second most expensive stadium ever built. Hank Steinbrenner said in a press release "It's just money. You have seen how comfortable we have been wasting it over the last few years, and I don't intend to change that policy anytime soon".

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