N.Y. Yankees, Mets Try Out New Stadiums

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It's a huge day for baseball in New York. The games are only exhibition, but both the Yankees and the Mets are playing their first games at new stadiums that have a combined cost of more than $2 billion.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

It's a huge day for baseball in New York. There are only exhibition games, but both the Yankees and the Mets are playing their first games at new stadiums that have a combined cost of more than $2 billion.

The Yankees are the big spenders - no surprise there. Their new stadium cost a billion and a half dollars, making it the grandest and most expensive stadium ever built in the U.S. It has walls made of limestone and granite. It has stores, restaurants and even an art gallery, plus it seats 52,000.

Then there are the ticket prices. The best seats for a single game at Yankee Stadium, the new one, go for more than $2,600.

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