During a press conference yesterday to officially announce that a college football bowl game is coming to Yankee Stadium starting next year, a poster was presented depicting the layout of the football field within the stadium. Here’s the visual (click image to see larger):
Your eyes do not deceive you: the corners of the endzones are protruding into the stands. Which brings up two very important questions:
1) How do they plan on playing football here if the field doesn’t fit?â†µ
2) Why the hell doesn’t the field fit?â†µ
The baseball field is 408 feet to dead center and 385 to right-center … or so the Yankees claim. A football field, including endzones, is 360 feet long. So, if laid out from homeplate to centerfield, it should fit with plenty of room to spare.â†µ
So, either this poster wasn’t mocked up to scale, or the Yankees aren’t being entirely honest about the dimensions of their field. I’ll go with the former for now, because I hate conspiracy theories even more than I hate the Yankees.