Museum Quality 1/8 Scale 1961 Yankee Stadium
I don’t know about you, but you ought to be one of the biggest (and richest) fans of the New York Yanks around if you were to consider getting this Museum Quality 1/8 Scale 1961 Yankee Stadium which retails for – grab a chair while you are at it, $115,000. Yes sir, this 1/8-scale replica of the 1961 Yankee Stadium was meticulously researched, hand-built, and hand-painted by artist Steve Wolf. Steve Wolf is a name not to be trifled with, as his stadium models are on display in the Los Angeles Sports Museum.
Taking nearly 3,000 hours to complete (that measures to around $38/hour of work), the 49′ sq. model stadium was specially designed using original blueprints and period photographs in order for each 1/8″ of the model to be equivalent to 1′ of the actual Yankee Stadium. It has 10,000 individual parts which were handmade or laser-cut from wood, polycarbon plastic, brass, or aluminum. Needless to say, each part was painstakingly pieced together in order to create a flawless experience, and you can relive the good old days as well with your imagination.
There are half a dozen working light banks, where each of them will come with up to 250 LED bulbs, in order to cast a bright white light onto the airbrushed field and a whopping 64,000 seats. The stadium walls and illuminated scoreboard will also be lined up with period advertisements such as Yoo-Hoo and Ballantine Beer & Ale to further add to the overall atmosphere. As for the field dimensions, those will faithfully replicate the home run boundaries that faced Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle during their epic race to break “The Babe’s” home run record in 1961, and it will also be accompanied by the short, 295′ porch in right field and the nearly unapproachable 466′ centerfield wall.
As for the stadium’s exterior, it will feature Plexiglas windows, half a dozen ticket booths, and the words “Yankee Stadium” located right above the main entrance.