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Yankees unveil concessions lineup for new ballpark

The New York Yankees unveiled the concessions lineup for the team’s new ballpark, featuring a slew of offerings from specialty restaurants and the return of old favorites.
The New York Yankees announced their new general concessions lineup for the 2009 season.

The biggest change from the old Yankee Stadium: there will be a lot more points of sale selling food to order. As concessionaires know, that’s quite the challenge: it’s a lot easier to prepare food in a central location and bring it out to the concession stands. But the Yankees and concessionaire Legends Hospitality are stressing food to order, with approximately 70 percent of the newly constructed concession areas in Yankee Stadium having cooking capability — five times the 14 percent that existed in the original Yankee Stadium.

For instance, the Yankees will serve steak sandwiches from Lobel’s of New York, served from a window in the left-field concourse of the Field Level. There, fans will see butchers from Lobel’s preparing prime, dry-aged steaks to be served in various locations in the ballpark.

In total, the new Yankee Stadium will feature 25 permanent concessions stands and 112 portable locations. While at the concession stands, fans will be able to watch the action on one of the hundreds of high-definition video monitors throughout the ballpark.

New concession stands at the ballpark include:

  • Boar’s Head made-to-order deli sandwich stand, including soups and salads
  • Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
  • Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee
  • Highlanders traditional ballpark food with a New York flair, including hot dogs with sauerkraut and "pushcart" onions
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Lobel’s of New York
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill
  • Pepsi, and lots of it
  • Tommy Bahama’s Bar serving mixed drinks
  • Turkey Hill Ice Cream

Other stands will serve unique items, including:

  • Garlic fries
  • Latin Corner, serving hot-pressed Cuban sandwiches, nachos and burritos
  • Noodle Bowls stand with other Asian-inspired items
  • Soy Kitchen sushi and salads
  • Triple Play Grill, offering beef and chicken sliders, and Lobel’s steak sandwiches

Traditional favorites at the ballpark includes:

  • Bazzini nuts
  • Carl’s Steaks
  • Carvel Ice Cream
  • Cracker Jack
  • Famous Famiglia Pizza
  • Hebrew National
  • Mike’s Arthur Avenue Italian Deli, featuring zeppoli and antipasto
  • Nathan’s Famous, serving hot dogs in natural casing
  • New York Pretzel
  • Premio Sausage, serving grilled coiled sausages
  • Utz Potato Chips

Also new at the ballpark this season are Melissa’s, a traditional farmers market, carrying fresh fruits and vegetables; and various Glatt Kosher options.

Finally, kids have their own options at the ballpark, with the Big Apple stand, offering candy, caramel and chocolate-dipped apples; a Dale and Thomas popcorn stand; and a Kids Cart with school-lunch favorites and smaller-portion items, such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, milk, small hot dogs and pudding.

For the price conscious, the Yankees will offer a $3 hot dog, a $3 soft drink and a $6 beer, while prices for other traditional ballpark treats will be the same in 2009 as they were in 2008 at the old ballpark.