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Written by The Staff   
Thursday, 16 November 2006 18:04

New Yankee StadiumThe construction of New Yankee Stadium will not be stopped via lawsuit, at least for the time being. A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking to stop construction of the new $1.1 billion facility for the New York Yankees yesterday. Several groups, including Save Our Parks and the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality had filed the lawsuit. It is unknown at this time if the groups plan to appeal.

As reported by the AP on the NY Times:

Construction of the stadium involves paving over large portions of two parks in the Bronx and cutting down about 400 mature oak trees. The Yankees are to offset the loss of the parks by building new parkland, including three ballfields at the site of the current Yankee Stadium, which will be dismantled.

A group of South Bronx neighbors and parks advocates filed a federal lawsuit in September protesting the loss of the parks, after first filing a suit in state court seeking a restraining order that was dismissed.

U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald dismissed the second lawsuit late Wednesday based on lack of merit.

Groundbreaking for the new stadium was conducted in August of this year.

 
 
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