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YANKS' EXPERT SAYS STADIUM PLAN WON'T SOLVE ACESS PROBLEMS
Published August 16, 1995
Vollmer Associates, a firm hired by the Yankees to assess the most recent proposal by New York City to keep the team in the Bronx, said "the improvements are inadequate and will not speed traffic flow to and from Yankee Stadium," according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. After the analysis, Yankees General Counsel David Sussman said, while the team and city will look to meet again soon, "There isn't much additional time to get this thing going." The team's lease expires in 2002 and the "city and team have been squabling for two years about where the Yankees will play after 2002." Vollmer's conclusions were based on plans by architectural firm HOK. The analysis found "the highway system and infrastructure" have so many existing problems, new garages and other modifications wouldn't "change the traffic impediments to the site" nor "alleviate the overriding impediment," the time it takes to get out of the stadium -- one- and-a-half to three hours (N.Y. TIMES, 8/16).