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  • How the New York JETS helped save Fenway Park from the wrecking ball

    The Red Sox came very, very close to leaving Fenway Park in 1966.

    Tom Yawkey had signed off on moving the team into a retractable domed stadium at South Station. The stadium was needed to save the ALF Patriots who were informed by Pete Rozelle that when the AFL-NFL Merger was completed all teams needed to be in stadiums with 50,000 seats. Even the Bears were forced to leave Wrigley Field for Soldier Field which George Halas hated.



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    http://bythebanksoftherivercharles.b...e-loss-to.html
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    Wow. That's unexpected, I have to say. Of course the threat of being moved from a classic stadium or a home can do an awful lot to bring fans of teams in rival places together. When the Cleveland Browns moved to Baltimore, there were a lot of Steelers fans who rallied around Clveland to keep the team there.
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      nice article!

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