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Old 07-30-2004, 09:07 AM   #1
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I knew that at some point in my life there would be a new Yankee Stadium. I just didn't think the would come that the current Yankee Stadium would be torn down. I can just see it now, taking my kids to their first Yankee game and they ask where I sat at my first game. Instead of pointing a few sections over or to the otherside of the stadium I have to point to the taco stand across the street.

Baseball would lose something special if Yankee Stadium was torn down. Hopefully there will be someway to stop it from happening.
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Old 07-30-2004, 10:19 AM   #2
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Yankees' stadium isn't just another stadium, it is a landmark of power. If the Yankees do tear it down, will they replace it with a stadium with similar dimensions? If not, the Yankees could be quite ordinary for many years to come.
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I have heard rumblings that the team leaked this to deflect media heat away from the fact that they are probably not getting Johnson away from Arizona.
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I have never been to Yankee Stadium, but it is one place I would like to see a game. It was rebuilt in the 1970s and still passes all inspections, so what's the big hurry to replace it? It is, as has been stated, not just another ballpark. It is the place where a lot of baseball history has been made -- the "house that Ruth built", all the WS titles won there, Don Larsen's perfect game, Roger Maris' 61st homer, the monuments in center (which used to be in play), and all of the rest. If it were to be replaced, baseball would lose one of its treasures.
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Yankees' stadium isn't just another stadium, it is a landmark of power. If the Yankees do tear it down, will they replace it with a stadium with similar dimensions? If not, the Yankees could be quite ordinary for many years to come.
From what I've read it would be almost an exact replica of the current Yankee Stadium except with more modern ammenities and luxury suites.
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It was rebuilt in the 1970s and still passes all inspections, so what's the big hurry to replace it?
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Because all of these new stadiums have all sorts of bells and whistles that generate extra revenue for teams. Not to mention the luxury suites that Yankees Stadium is probably lacking. Clearly the Yankees are at a huge competitive disadvantage playing in Yankee stadium and just cannot generate enough revenue to compete with other teams. Steinbrenner sees an untapped revenue source and clearly the Yankees do not make enough money as it is.
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Old 07-30-2004, 05:12 PM   #7
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I don't see this happening, but doublee does have a point that more revenue is plenty reason to make the Boss do it. There are stadiums in worse shape than Yankee Stadium, like Wrigley Field. I was at Yankee Stadium a year ago and it didn't seem bad -- you don't go expecting cushy seats and modern luxuries, you get the tradition and old-fashioned, classic feel of a ballpark.
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I agree with Ego. It really is about the historical aspect of the stadium that gives it it's appeal. The mystique that goes with Yankee Stadium cannot be replaced; if and when this happens, the place they play will just be another new place. I hope I go there before something like this happens.

I liken this with the Celtics not playing at the Boston Garden anymore. When they moved to the Fleet Center, it was just another place.
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If they got a new stadium (big if), what happens to Monument Park?
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I am sure it gets transplanted to the new stadium.
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If they got a new stadium (big if), what happens to Monument Park?
doublee is correct. The monuments would move to the new stadium.
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If the new stadium demands money from tax payers, then i'm against. They want $600 million from tax payers for the new stadium on the west side of NY for the Jets. I'd rather have the money on education, firehouses.. etc.

I think the city has other issue than a new stadium for the Yankees. I would rather the Yankees keep the house that Ruth built. My mess with history? We've been successful with this stadium.
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Nice post doublee...

I hope the Yanks can survive financially despite playing in their current house...LOL.

Marc...

Good to see you embracing tradition. See, even though they didn't " dot com" Yankee Stadium up, it still has value, doesn't it?...LOL. Remember that, young man. Old can be good, and in fact...IS !

On the day they tear down Yankee stadium....

Everyone turn down the volume on their tv's, open the window, and listen for the shot heard around the world. It will be me, putting a slug in my head. I'm still not over the Tigers leaving Tiger Stadium. I had to be talked down from a ledge that day.

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Old 08-02-2004, 01:54 PM   #14
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I like the old stadium. A lot of great history there.
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Hey you all, just heard some great news, they are locating the new Yankee Stadium in Co-op City in the Bronx. woohoo!
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