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Con Edison Is 'On It' for the 2000 New York Subway Series

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Electrical facts about Yankee and Shea Stadiums:

  • Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium use 3,500 and 4,500 kilowatts of power respectively.

  • That's enough energy to power close to 3,000 residential apartments.

  • Both stadiums:

  • consume more electricity than Radio City Music Hall; and expend as much energy as it takes to power the American Stock Exchange each year.

  • 2000 marks the 33rd year of the Con Edison/New York Yankees "Hall of Fame" Baseball program.

  • Con Edison and The NY Yankees provide tickets to 11 games, without charge, to 30,000 youngsters (8-16 years of age) who live within the five boroughs and in Westchester County.

  • Since 1969, the Con Edison/Yankee Baseball Program has provided free admission to Yankee games for more than 3 million youngsters.

  • Willie Randolph, a third base coach for the Yankees, was a former Con Edison Yankee Kid and continues to participate in annual Yankee Kid kick off ceremonies.

  • As part of the city's Office of Emergency Management response team, Con Edison will provide extra personnel at both stadiums.

  • A special edition Con Edison Millennium Manhole cover is installed next to the large Yankee Bat located in the stadium park. SOURCE Con Edison

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