If you’re a die hard baseball fan, you’d know exactly how much an inch of sod and dirt from the old Yankee Stadium would mean. The New York Yankees, who’ve opened another $1.5 billion ballpark, had to pay $11.5 million to the city of New York for the right to sell all memorabilia from the old Yankee stadium built in 1923. The sale which was announced on the 11th of May is expected to recoup the huge investment of 11.5 million owing to the rage and nostalgia for old ballparks. If you’re interested, you should probably count your penny as 1 * 1ft piece of sod costs $120 and 2 * 2ft piece of sod costs $280. If you’re looking for assorted patches of sod between home plate and the pitchers mound, it sells for $6,000 and “Authentic” sod from the Yankees logo behind the home plate goes on sale for a whopping $50,000.
Apparently, sod and dirt from old sports stadium is big on business and there are at least four companies that license sod and dirt through MLB’s authentication program. Some of the sod which came in coin shaped containers for $80, supposedly came from different locations on the field just after the game. To me and many others (I suppose), spending big bucks on sod is a waste, but the hardcore fans always tend to think otherwise.