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03/25/09 12:20 AM ET

More variety of food at Yanks' new park

Numerous restaurants to be represented at Yankee Stadium

The new Yankee Stadium will have a bigger and better approach to food concessions, according to a story in The New York Times.

The Times reported that when the new stadium opens April 3, there will be a lot more variety, the quality of the food will be higher than ever and there will be exciting and exclusive options for the higher-paying customers.

In addition to chain restaurants such as Johnny Rockets hamburgers and Brother Jimmy's BBQ, the Times wrote that Yankees fans can buy premium sandwiches from Lobel's butcher, there will be a Moe's Southwest Grill, an Asian Noodle Bowl, a Latin Corner featuring Cuban sandwiches, a sushi station run by Soy Kitchen of the Bronx, a small produce market, children's items, a Hard Rock Café and an NYY Steak restaurant.

Also, the high-end club and suite seating sections will feature exclusive food options, such as the open cooking stations of the Legends Suite Club, where special guest chefs such as Masaharu Morimoto of the TV show "Iron Chef," April Bloomfield of the Spotted Pig and cooks from Le Cirque and Elaine's will appear from time to time to serve up their special fare.

"I'm tickled about it," Bloomfield told the paper. "I like baseball and it sounds like fun."

The new stadium also will feature unlimited food plans in the premium seating, according to the Times, and 14 percent more concession stands with the ability to cook, which means more Nathan's hot dogs.

Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.