Yankee Stadium Seats
Stripping the Original Paint
Yankee Stadium was required to strip the original paint off of the legs of all of the seats except those padded seats located below the cross aisle and running from approx. dugout to dugout.
Seats from the Upper Deck
The seats from the upper deck were particularly unique in the world of stadium seats because they actually had the word “Yankee” cast into the legs. This has never been done at any venue before or after. Figural logos have been put on row-end seat legs but never has a name been cast into each leg in every row.
These seats also require a larger, heavier floor stand bracket to make them stand up in someone’s house and be usable.
Variations in Seats
Another interesting thing we noticed at Yankee Stadium in 2009 when we did our initial inspection prior to the job was the unprecedented variations in the seats, numbering sequences and condition of the seats.
For example, in photos below, just take a look at how odd the numbering sequences could be if somebody got a pair of seats at home. You could have two number 5’s connected. You could have two different styles of plastic backs, two different number tags.
In the end, the seats were removed and taken to Syracuse and Buffalo for the disassembly and repainting. When they were re-assembled up in Buffalo, they were put back together using only the plastic that was not cracked or crumbling and that generally looked as best as possible.
And then new legs were cast with special logos to allow the sale of more seats since there was more plastic left over than there were original legs. These are the commemorative seats that you will see for sale.
You have to call us or email if you want to get some seats because of the variations and options to all of these versions. We don’t want anybody to miss out on cool customizations nor do we want anybody to get something less than what they expected!
Old paint, old plastic from upper deck. $600 single, $900 double. Old plastic, old legs from lower levels $500
Unusual “Yankee Stadium” Seats….maybe!
These two seats were in a mansion in North Jersey, along with a legitimate pair of seats from Philly Vet Stadium. The owner had purchased these as being from Yankee Stadium but we have never seen this EXACT style of legs and wood used at Yankee Stadium. Plus somebody had filled in the wood with wood filler, stripped all the paint and repainted them. And there are no numbers on the seat backs and no paperwork. So, we will not sell these as legit Yankee seats, but we do have them and they do look 99% like Yankee Seats. Factors that tend to make you think they could be legit: They were in a very fancy location along with other legit seats which had no paperwork either. They have been refurbished, which would have required time and money. They are the typical wide width. They were mounted on a bulky custom steel framework that must have cost $300 just to make itself.
Our price is the same as any generic seats of this type, actually lower than what we would charge to take generic seats and fix them up like this. $375, includes the floor stands.