Yankee Fever Expected to Sell Seats—Literally

From $200 urinals to $50K for A-Rod's locker, closing ballpark full of souvenirs
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2008 11:40 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Though Yankee Stadium, renovated in the 1970s, contains few long-lost relics, its current contents could nevertheless bring in $50 million when they're auctioned at season's end, New York magazine reports. From seats (figure $1,000), to urinals ($200), to trash bins ($100), everything is expected to find buyers stricken with Yankee fever.

Though one company has an exclusive deal on "game-used" gear—from uniforms to dirt—those who would profit from actual pieces of the ballpark are anticipating a major windfall. And why not? One 59-year-old Denver accountant who's painted his basement to look like the House that Ruth Built tells New York that, though his wife is dubious, he finds the prospect of acquiring an original ticket booth ($25,000) "like, totally awesome."