It Appears as if a Football Field Won't Actually Fit Into Yankee Stadium

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):

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Your eyes do not deceive you: the corners of the endzones are protruding into the stands. Which brings up two very important questions:

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1) How do they plan on playing football here if the field doesn’t fit?

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2) Why the hell doesn’t the field fit?

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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.

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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.

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