Community Protest Yankee Opener

The NY Yankees will open the stadium gates to their first game, an exhibition one vs the Chicago Cubs on Friday Aprl 3rd, 2009. They expect the Yankee faithfull to show up, but they will also have an unexpected crowd of community residents who will be protesting outside. Below is the flier that is circulating throughout the community and the internet.

NEW YANKEE STADIUM
NO COMMUNITY PARKS
BROKEN PROMISES!

YANKEE PROMISES                   THE REALITY

– 25% Community Jobs                     – Not True

– 25% Community Contracts            – Not True

– 25% Local Business Contracts       – Not True

– Less Traffic in the   Community                          – To Be Determined

– Temporary Parks                             – Where Are They?

– New Park by 2010                            – Maybe by 2013?

– 15,000 Free Tickets For The Community         – Who’s Getting  Them?

This community is tired of the lies and broken promises.
Yankees have benefited from us, but we have not from them!

Join us on April 18, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. At The New Yankee Stadium. 161 Street & River Ave.

BRING YOUR SIGNS, SITE YOUR ISSUES!

Concerned Bronx Citizens • Friends of the South Bronx