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Old 04-17-2005, 03:44 PM   #1
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Question Happy trails, Yankee Stadium?

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees are close to reaching an agreement with city and state governments to build a new stadium, the Daily News reported Saturday.

Citing unnamed sources, the newspaper reported that lawyers from the city, state and team are completing a "memorandum of understanding" and that an announcement is expected around May 1.

The new stadium will be built just north of the existing facility in the Bronx and is designed to seat 50,800. That's smaller than the current capacity of 57,478, but the new ballpark will have more luxury suites.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/s...C-DT9705204233

Is this going to happen? It would be a big deal as Yankee Stadium is where greats like Babe Ruth played. However, having attended Yankee Stadium, I can definitely see why people would want modern day conveniences of new ballparks over the outdated and uncomfortable conditions Yankee Stadium has.
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Old 04-17-2005, 05:57 PM   #2
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This would be a shame, but understandable. I've never been to a game at "the Stadium", but I'd like to see it.
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I can't believe I won't be able to catch a game in the house that Ruth built. I hope they just spend the money to modernize the stadium.
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Old 04-18-2005, 07:35 PM   #4
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Yankee Stadium has never gotten the credit it deserves, IMO. There's Wrigley, sure, but then everyone gets on the Green Monster and lost in it is Yankee Stadium...why? It's had its share of moments, from Gehrig's speech, Willie-Mickie-Duke outfield, Mr. October, etc. etc.

Oh well. Time to start another Red Sox drought.
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Old 04-18-2005, 07:36 PM   #5
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I can't believe I won't be able to catch a game in the house that Ruth built. I hope they just spend the money to modernize the stadium.
Oh you still got a couple years! They haven't even broke ground yet!
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Old 04-19-2005, 08:54 PM   #6
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This is way overdue, imagine George will build the best ever!
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This is way overdue, imagine George will build the best ever!

I hear PNC is sweet. (And it costed $600 million less)
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Old 04-20-2005, 10:00 PM   #8
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Probably George doesn't want to be out of the news with the Jets new stadium
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Probably George doesn't want to be out of the news with the Jets new stadium
It wouldn't surprise me. He hates losing the back page of the newspaper to the Mets, which they did this season a lot. When they signed Pedro, the rumors of Johnson going to the Yankees came out the next day.
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It wouldn't surprise me. He hates losing the back page of the newspaper to the Mets, which they did this season a lot. When they signed Pedro, the rumors of Johnson going to the Yankees came out the next day.

The day they got Beltran...the front page was "Johnson-camera run-in".

Totally inconspicious.

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Yankee Stadium was rebuilt in the early 1970's right after Steinbrenner purchased the team from CBS. The location of home plate and site of the stadium are really the only things that remain a throwback to the days of Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, etc.

I'm torn on the issue. I really like the retro ballparks and would love to see the new Yankee Stadium look like old Yankee Stadium. Though I'm sure we can do without Monument Park in play in centerfield. However, Yankee Stadium is a classic and even the new park has had its share of historic moments. I'm glad to hear that at the very least it would not be torn down. I bet George could find the money to turn it into a mueseum of Yankee history or something to that effect.
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That's prime real estate. There ain't much in terms of land in Da Bronx. So, if a new stadium were to be built, the old one would be knocked down for a parking lot. Remember the Polo Grounds were knocked down and they are now the site of an apartment building.
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I read in USA Today this morning that Yankee Stadium would remain.

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"They (people in the Bronx) have been very good to us," he said. "We're going to stay there and do what we can for the area McCombs Dam Park. We'll leave the old Yankee Stadium where it is so that high schools and colleges and other people can use it."
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseb...dley/index.htm
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It's going to happen:

Yankees to Announce $800 Million Ballpark

NEW YORK (AP) - The House that Ruth Built will be replaced by the House that The Boss Built, if all goes according to plan.

The New York Yankees scheduled a news conference for Wednesday to announce plans for a new $800 million ballpark, which would be built adjacent to the current Yankee Stadium and could be ready by the 2009 season.


http://sports.myway.com/news/06152005/v6441.html
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Old 06-18-2005, 01:28 AM   #15
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Read it yesterday...bought tickets for July 29th vs. Angels today. MUST SEE IT BEFORE DEATH.
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