Via Jon Heyman –
George Steinbrenner’s family is planning for a small private funeral for the immediate family that is likely to be held Saturday in Tampa, according to people close to the Yankees owner who died early Tuesday morning after a heart attack in his adopted hometown of Tampa.
There will be memorials held at George M. Steinbrenner Field, formerly called Legends Field, the Yankees’ spring training home in Tampa and later in New York, where dignitaries will honor the man who bought the Yankees in January, 1973 and became sports’ most iconic owner, probably at a ceremony at Yankee Stadium.
Seems to be the smart way to handle this – letting the family have their privacy during a time like this and then having the public memorials later. If they do a ceremony at Yankee Stadium, I wonder if it will be a non-game day…and, if so, what the turnout will be like…