Council committee approves Yankee Stadium

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The Yankees should be playing ball in a new stadium by the decade’s end. The City Council’s land use committee voted 22 to 1 Wednesday to approve the $1.2 billion stadium project in the South Bronx. Construction is expected to start this summer. more [Crain’s]
The council committee vote means the Yankees community relations efforts (re: financial incentives to the South Bronx) may have paid off. more [NYO]