New Yankees Private Garage To Cost State $70M

Juan Gonzalez of the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reports on more of the goodies the Yankees are trying to slide past taxpayers in their new stadium, which will open next season.

New Yankee Stadium

Our favorite is the taxpayer-funded $70M, 660-car valet parking garage. The best part: ALL the spaces are reserved for the Yankees and their guests, 24 hours-a-day. Meanwhile, parking cost for fans will be $29 per game - and is expected to rise to $34 per game by 2014

The total damage for the Yankees’ “parking expansion project“? $340M. Of course, all these conveniences came a year late. If anyone needed dozens of personal, private parking spaces a game it was Roger Clemens last season (for his personal training and medical staff).