Next Stop, Yankee Stadium

Governor Pataki and Mayor Bloomberg and every other elected official who could squeeze inside a two-page press release just came out in support of a Metro-North station at the proposed new Yankee Stadium site. Tough call. We wonder what took these guys so long to, um, get on board.

Apparently a deadline. Tomorrow the City Council members will vote on the stadium, though, according to the Daily News, they don’t need any more reason to say yes.

The M.T.A. board will still have to approve it, though with the Governor and Mayor behind it they probably will. No word on how much it will cost–$5 million for design alone–but it is quite clear who will be paying: not the Yankees, but the transit agency, and the riders and taxpayers who support it.

Matthew Schuerman