The original Yankee Stadium opened in 1923 and was renovated in 1974-75. When the Yankees moved into the new Yankee Stadium in 2009, which was on the site of a youth Baseball field, the old Yankee Stadium was converted into the youth field that the new stadium was taking from the community. What people might not realize is that the dimensions of the new youth field are the same as the final dimensions of the original Yankee Stadium. Even home plate is in the same exact spot. Take a look at this awesome photo collage of the view from home plate at the original Yankee Stadium through the years. You can click the photo for a larger size.