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Martini bar, other amenities help drive cost of Yanks' new home to $1.3B

Updated: February 8, 2008, 12:01 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The new Yankee Stadium will have party suites, a members-only restaurant, a martini bar and a price tag to match all the luxury -- $1.3 billion, up from the original estimate of $1 billion.

"We tried to reflect a five-star hotel and put a ballfield in the middle," said Yankees chief operating officer Lonn Trost, who hosted a media tour Thursday.

The new ballpark, set to be ready for the 2009 season, is directly across the street from the old House ...

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