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You Won't Go Hungry at Yankee Stadium

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    You Won't Go Hungry at Yankee Stadium
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    Whether you like old school or new school ballpark grub, Yankee Stadium will fill your belly.

    The Yankees have announced the full spectrum of dining options for the new Yankee Stadium, via Peter Abraham of the LoHud Yankees Blog, and they've left no stone unturned.

    Running through the entire list would take quite some time, but it suffices to say that you won't have to settle for hot dogs any more. If you're the type of person who enjoys a taco followed by sushi and topped off with a caramel apple, they've got you covered. If you just couldn't dream of taking in a baseball game without something from Johnny Rockets or if you're a Glatt Kosher vegetarian, they've got you covered as well.

    The sheer number of different food outposts is a bit of a shock to the system after years of the old stadium, but it's not that surprising to anyone who has visited one of the newer parks around the country. One could complain that there aren't enough nods to local culinary talent, but they aren't shooting for three stars from the New York Times. The release did have a couple of notable tidbits, however.

    The Yankees are making the jump from Coke to Pepsi for their soft drinks, a move that will thrill some and rankle others. No matter where you fall on the soda chart, it stands out because forever the Mets have been the Pepsi team while the Yankees were a Coke outfit.

    The other thing will resonate with anyone who has ever consumed food at the old Yankee Stadium: 70 percent of the stadium's concessions will have their own cooking capability, up from a disturbingly low 14 percent at the old park. The food may still be ridiculously overpriced, and eating it probably won't win you any prizes from your physician, but at least it will be fresher this time around.

    Josh Alper is a writer living in New York City and is a contributor to FanHouse.com and ProFootballTalk.com in addition to his duties for NBCNewYork.com.