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  • Originally posted by metsforever7515 View Post
    Not sure if anyone saw this, but they showed Yankee Stadium on skyfox today and all of the seats on the field level first base side are out. The lower level of those seats I believe. I don't know what it was called though.
    http://www.demolitionofyankeestadium...-seat-removal/

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    • Didn't notice this on here:

      Old Yankee Stadium Seat Sales Brisk

      Published: Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 3:09 PM ET
      CNBC
      By: Darren Rovell
      Sports Business Reporter

      The folks at Steiner Sports just reported some pretty amazing numbers to us.

      Since the New York Yankees and Steiner announced their sale yesterday, they've sold 1,500 pairs (3,000 seats) of old Yankee Stadium seats.

      That's pretty good for the first 24 hours and it might confirm our suspicion that, despite doubling the price of their Shea counterpart, they actually might have underpriced these seats.

      Seats cost $1,499 for a random pair and $1,999 for a specific pair.

      And for those that didn't buy, there was plenty of looking. We're told SteinerSports.com gets about 8,000 unique visitors. Yesterday, more than 50,000 people came to the site.

      Despite the fact that people made fun of the $80 freeze dried patches of grass, they sold 1,000 of them yesterday, to go along with eight turnstiles, 350 bricks from Monument Park and more than 200 signs.

      http://www.cnbc.com/id/30727844




      Last edited by SultanOfWhat; 05-18-2009, 03:39 PM.
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      • Great pics of the seats being removed in the NY Daily News:

        http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba...adium.html#ph0

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            • Even as a Mets Fan some of those pics brought tears to my eyes. The staduim that help baseball grow. The stadium that even the birthplace of modern football, by hosting the "greatest game ever" for football. This demolition will be the darkest time for baseball.
              Born, raise and living in Flushing since 93.

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              • Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post














                2nd to last picture shows the only place I sat at Yankee Stadium in my one game there. I feel like I missed a huge opportunity by not going there, even as a Mets fan.
                "You're killin' me Smalls!"

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                • Originally posted by metsforever7515 View Post
                  2nd to last picture shows the only place I sat at Yankee Stadium in my one game there. I feel like I missed a huge opportunity by not going there, even as a Mets fan.
                  I feel the same way. I never have been to Yankee Stadium. But their not a day go by which I don't regret my decision.
                  Born, raise and living in Flushing since 93.

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                  • George Steinbrenner and his partners have done a good job putting a competitive product on the field for most of the past 37 years. And George did a great job entertaining us and the New York media making us read the back page everyday from 1973 to 2006. George deserves to be in the Hall of Fame because for 35 years he was the most famous/infamous man in baseball over that time. He was great for the game of baseball because his schtick generated interest and in the early 70s baseball was struggling. But the painful pictures of the destruction of Yankee Stadium will forever be his lasting legacy. It's tragically ironic that the guy who worked hardest to restore the tradition and the grandeur of the New York Yankees is the guy chiefly responsible for the destruction of the franchise's greatest advantage.

                    Even on its dying day Yankee Stadium still looks great.

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                    • Good work Gary. As bad as it is looking at these pix, I don't feel as bad as I did in late '73 when I saw the photos of the roof and facade coming down.

                      John G
                      Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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                      • these images honestly almost make me question remaining a fan. i can't beleive their really tearing it done. what really drew me to the yankees from when i was in little league was the teams history and yankee stadium. i still am a huge fan of the team but i just don't know. it is still even now the most beutiful ballpark there ever was even renovated. yankee stadium was a very special place for me and my dad and now you'll never know it was ever there, it's a real shame.
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                        • Originally posted by yankees650B View Post
                          these images honestly almost make me question remaining a fan. i can't beleive their really tearing it done. what really drew me to the yankees from when i was in little league was the teams history and yankee stadium. i still am a huge fan of the team but i just don't know. it is still even now the most beutiful ballpark there ever was even renovated. yankee stadium was a very special place for me and my dad and now you'll never know it was ever there, it's a real shame.
                          Just because your neighbors moved doesn't mean they weren't good people.
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                          • Originally posted by yankees650B View Post
                            these images honestly almost make me question remaining a fan. i can't beleive their really tearing it done. what really drew me to the yankees from when i was in little league was the teams history and yankee stadium. i still am a huge fan of the team but i just don't know. it is still even now the most beutiful ballpark there ever was even renovated. yankee stadium was a very special place for me and my dad and now you'll never know it was ever there, it's a real shame.
                            Your questioning your fandom over the demolition of the building they played in? Your unsure of your loyalty to the team you root for because of the destructoin of the previous structure they played a game in?
                            Of course they'res all the history and memories, and Yankee Stadium had a good life. It saw the ups and downs, the goods and the bads. But no baseball parks are meant to last forever. The colliseum was built to last forever, but places like Comiskey, Tiger, Fenway, Wrigley, and Yankee weren't built to last forever. Technology changed, and so does stadium architecture. First we had wooden, then jewel box, then multipurpose, to cookie cutter, and now it retro and modern. 85 years is a good run, and Yankee Stadium had a better life then parks like Ebbets and the Polo Grounds, which came to an untimely demise. I do get sad looking at these pictures, but I know that if it wasn't now, it would have been within the next 10 years, and that this ballpark had a better life and death then Ebbets or the Polo Grounds. As a Yankee fan, I'd rather have kids playing baseball on these hallowed grounds then a paved lot or apartments. Young Yankee fans and any future fans will create memories, history in the new place while they grow up in it, and hopelfully make the old Macombs Dam Park hallowed ground as well.
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                            • By that logic New York should raze the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings.

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                              • I agree, I am a Yankee fan forever no matter what. I loved Yankee Stadium, had wonderful memories there, I grew up there. For me, I am sad to see it go but I have made peace with it. I said my goodbyes last year and I'm looking forward to the new place...nothing lasts forever.

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