An exhibition of sports memorabilia can be found in Heritage Field. It took six years for Heritage Park to be completed and finally opened to the public on April 5, 2012. It cost $1.2 million to remodel the park to reflect the former Yankee stadium field with historical furnishings added for authenticity. The field is the largest and last of the four new parks in the Yankee stadium redevelopment project designed by Stantec and Thomas Balsley Associates. The commemorative program, done by Stephan Doyle Partner, covered the entire 10.8 park with relics and sports memorabilia.
“We’ve saturated the space with storytelling,” says Doyle. Engraved plaques placed along Rupert Place give historical narrative, as well as, the Hexagonal paving stones on the ground. The outline of the playing field incorporated within segments of the original frieze got restored within the new design. On display for public admiration are photographs filled with memories of the former stadium. Binocular viewfinders show 3d images and historical pictures.
In addition, there are sport memorabilia, viewing mounds, and the bleachers that provide seating for the whole family. A garden, irrigated by natural rain water, and a field-level restroom are amongst the new park renovations. The pedestrian corridor, along 157th street and Rupert Plaza, has upgrades that unite Heritage Field with the adjacent Macomb’s Dam Park.