QUOTE...Carrying on the tradition of George, Steinbrenner family opens Yankee Stadium for EMT Arroyo's funeral logistics
For one day, Yankee Stadium will be the House that Yadira Built.
The Bronx Bombers will provide free parking Saturday for some of the 10,000 people expected at slain EMT Yadira Arroyo’s funeral — followed by a repast for mourners at the ballpark, the Daily News has learned.
EMTs from around the nation are expected in the city to honor the mother of five.
Arroyo, 44, was killed last week when a schizophrenic career criminal tried to steal her ambulance and ran her down with the vehicle.
The Yankees will cover the costs of opening and staffing their parking lots, including those opposite stadium gates 4 and 8. Roughly 5,000 cars and buses were expected.
Mourners can ride the No. 4 train to the funeral at nearby St. Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Church, a short walk from the Fordham Road stop.
The Yankees arranged for a post-funeral meal with refreshments and food served in the ballpark’s Great Hall between 1 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. UNQUOTE.