NEW YORK YANKEES LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS. Document Signed, entitled "YANKEE STADIUM CORPORATION-THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS and Daniel R. Topping and Del E. Webb as copartners doing business as NEW YORK YANKEES,"

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NEW YORK YANKEES LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS.
Document Signed, entitled "YANKEE STADIUM CORPORATION-THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS and Daniel R. Topping and Del E. Webb as copartners doing business as NEW YORK YANKEES,"

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£ 7,300 - 11,000
NEW YORK YANKEES LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS.
Document Signed, entitled "YANKEE STADIUM CORPORATION-THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS and Daniel R. Topping and Del E. Webb as copartners doing business as NEW YORK YANKEES," being a lease and option agreement for Yankee Stadium, signed and notarized by all parties concerned, dated November 6, 1959 and December 17, 1959, two volumes, 8vo, typed carbons, unpaginated, with three blueprints of the stadium stapled in the first, original card binders with red labels marked "1959 DEAL," minor wear, some rusting of staples and metal bolts.

Opened in 1923, the original Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, known as "The House That Ruth Built," was the home of the New York Yankees until the new stadium (adjacent to the old) was opened in 2009. The first ballpark was demolished in 2010. The Yankees owners, Topping and Webb, sold the land under Yankee Stadium in 1953 to businessman Arnold Johnson, who then sold it on to The Knights of Columbus. The first volume contains 13 contracts, some signed, mimeographed, photostatted and/or typed, with three blueprints of Yankee Stadium. The second contains 8 mimeographed and/or typed contracts. Faded photostat of Annual Rentals (December 1, 1959-November 30, 1981) loosely laid in to front of the first volume. In effect this 2 volume collection includes the complete history of contractual ownership documentation from 1953 to 1959, including copies of the blueprints for the stadium.
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