5. The stadium was supposed to have a retractable roof

View of the open roof in Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees continue in a beautiful stadium without a retractable roof.

The new Yankee Stadium cost $1.5 billion to build. However, $200 million in construction costs would have been added to that price tag had the designers followed through with the addition of a retractable roof. A roof like this exists at Minute Maid Park where the Houston Astros play.

A retractable roof would have starkly contrasted the design of the previous Yankee Stadium. However, with this roof, rainouts would never happen again. Fans who dislike rain on game days must ask themselves if rain delays and rainouts are part of the charm of cheering on the Yankees.