I will apologize if this has been posted before( or to the people going, " OMG, not another Yankee Stadium thread). In the two months I have been lurking here, I have been reading tons of people bad mouth the renovation of Yankee Stadium. Saying they ruined it, etc. I sometimes think they would have been happier to have a new stadium built instead of the renovation that took place. So that is my question. Do you prefer the renovation done to Yankee Stadium? Or would you have preferred the Yankees build a new Yankee Stadium back in 1973?
IMHO, I would go for renovation. There were mistakes done in the renovated design( mostly the frieze and Gate 4 and 6), but I felt it was still the right decision to do( and would have been the better choice this time around as well). I liked the modernization they done to the stadium by getting rid of the support columns and like the visual effect the extended upper deck gave to the stadium. I also like the wrap around lights.