From the Village Voice:
The Yankees might just bring the pennant back to the Bronx this year, but they won't be bringing ball fields to the borough for at least another two. The Bronx News Network is reporting that Heritage Field, the last of the replacement parks to be built on the site of the old Yankee Stadium, won't be finished until at least 2011.
There's been no shortage of recreational athletes and teams displaced by the construction of the Bombers' new $1.5 billion home. Macombs Dam Park, which contained baseball fields used by youth leagues in the South Bronx, was one of eight parks demolished when the new Yankee Stadium broke ground.
The Parks Department, whose website makes a " promise to replace every inch of parkland displaced by the construction of the new Yankee Stadium, while also providing additional usable recreational space," originally said seven of those eight parks would be finished by opening day this past
Alas, it has not gone to schedule. Bronx ball teams played their home games in other boroughs this season. And as for that "additional usable recreational space," the civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel says that when all is said and done, there will be four acres less of parkland than there were before.