Background: Yankee Stadium is the iconic home of the most famous team in American sports. The Yankees won 27 World Championships, the most of any major league team, in any sport. Yankee Hall of Fame players are household names: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra and many others. Yankee Stadium is a recreation of the previous stadium that was adjacent to this location. With the need for more luxury suites and amenities, the new Yankee Stadium opened in 2010, but captured many of the architectural and dimensional features of the previous stadium.
Problem: Gate 2 on Jerome Avenue is one of the main access points for Yankee stadium. Once fans enter this gate, they must climb 14 steps up to the Concourse, from where they can access lower level seats. This staircase is 30’ wide and divided by four handrails. The step noses were painted yellow for visibility. Although aggregate was broadcast into the paint to provide traction, it did not last long and the steps required frequent painting.
The Solution: We installed two 1” Safety Yellow treads on the top and bottom steps for a visual and tactile indicator. We installed a 1 1/2” Black tread on all the middle steps. This combination will provide long lasting traction and visibility, while maintaining the professional appearance that the Yankees demand, for many years.