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Postby blankman » Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:11 pm

Mets4Life wrote:Funny they announce it right after the Mets announce their plans for a new stadium :-?


They've been planning it for a very long time now.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:15 pm

Yeah, the Yankees and Mets were negotiating together with New York, both opting for new stadiums according to WFAN.

I think they said the Mets Stadium will also be used to lure the 2012 Olympics and Steinbrenner will allow the Mets to play in Yankee Stadium during the Olympic months should they get it...
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Postby beltrans_boy » Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:18 pm

I'm heading to New York in a few weeks, I might have to check out a game at Yankee Stadium again one more time before there's no more baseball there.

Not the most beautiful park in the majors, but definitely one of my favorites.

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Postby WharfRat » Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:20 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:Yeah, the Yankees and Mets were negotiating together with New York, both opting for new stadiums according to WFAN.

I think they said the Mets Stadium will also be used to lure the 2012 Olympics and Steinbrenner will allow the Mets to play in Yankee Stadium during the Olympic months should they get it...


Wow, I didn't even know the Mets had a new stadium. Doubly nice. ;-D Sad too, though. There's something to be said for Babe, Gehrig, Dimaggio, Berra, Mantle, and all the rest playing on the same field as Jeter, Mo and the others.
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Postby Mets4Life » Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:20 pm

I'm happy to get rid of that "big, purple stadium" ;-D ;-D
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Postby blankman » Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:31 pm

Mets4Life wrote:I'm happy to get rid of that "big, purple stadium" ;-D ;-D


Watch what you say...If NY gets the Olympics like they're talking about rumors have the Mets playing in Yankee Stadium while their stadium is built. :-o

No other team should call such Yankee Stadium their Home :-t
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Postby rocky123 » Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:53 pm

Huge Yankee fan here in NY and I really don't mind at all. They aren't going to move them out of the Bronx like previously threatened by King George, the park will be right across the street. Also while a truly historic place The Stadium defintely is a dinosaur and apparently the new park will be very similar to the original Yankee Stadium but will have more luxury boxes. Maybe structurally the current stadium can't be renovated to add more boxes, I'm not sure. Whatever the case may be I'd love a modern stadium, the team is staying where they belong and the new stadium will be very similar to the original. Plus it looks like the team will foot the entire bill for the stadium which teams almost never do.

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http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-yankees-newyankeestadium&prov=ap&type=lgns
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Postby WharfRat » Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:21 am

blankman wrote: No other team should call such Yankee Stadium their Home :-t


I guess there's a reason Mets rhymes with Jets. Get your own stadium (go Giants) :-D
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Postby MashinSpuds » Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:20 am

Wow, they're reducing seats by 6,000. I guess they think there aren't enough Yankee fans out there.. pff. Expect to see some inventive seating arrangments by 2015, like what they do in Fenway.
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:39 am

blankman wrote:
Mets4Life wrote:I'm happy to get rid of that "big, purple stadium" ;-D ;-D


Watch what you say...If NY gets the Olympics like they're talking about rumors have the Mets playing in Yankee Stadium while their stadium is built. :-o

No other team should call such Yankee Stadium their Home :-t

It's no a rumor. If NYC gets the Olympics the Mets will play at Yankee Stadium for the 2012 season. The Yankee played 2 full seasons at Shea (1974-75) when Yankees Stadium was renovated. 'Bout time those ingrates repaid the favor. :-D
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