DaShiz23 wrote:Does the field face the same direction as the old one? If not, does the wind direction in NY swirl (like Chicago), or always blow in the same direction?
It is pretty close to the same orientation. But still too soon to tell if wind patterns might be different due to differences in construction. For example,the new stadium has an internal and external set of walls to form a mall between them. The new stadium has a huge set of scoreboard/advertising/diamondvision screens that may change wind patterns. The "black" batters eye in the new stadium is not seats but a glass wall from a restaurant. All of these could cause differences.
As I said before, it is too soon to tell. But odds are the new stadium plays pretty close to the old one. A bandbox for lefties, a death valley for righties. Pretty much the way it was designed for the Babe, except back then the death valley was really, really deep.
Here are some pictures of the stadium orientation. The old stadium is in the top or left of these pictures.