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  • Originally posted by scooterfan View Post
    By that logic New York should raze the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings.
    Those were built to last for years, much longer than baseball stadiums are built to last for. Skyscrapers and other office buildings are builtnto last. A baseball stadium is not meant to last forever.
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    • Originally posted by threeyoda View Post
      Those were built to last for years, much longer than baseball stadiums are built to last for. Skyscrapers and other office buildings are builtnto last. A baseball stadium is not meant to last forever.
      Are you an architect? A civil engineer?

      I thought not.

      Your statement is abject nonsense.

      Well-built buildings--skyscrapers, stadiums, schools, homes, monuments,... --will, with proper care, last many centuries.

      Yankee Stadium's construction techniques and materials were no different than those of the Empire State, and their lifetimes are equivalent.

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      • It's official, the seats that I sat in at my first ever game are gone. Field Championship Sec. 17, Box 67. RIP old friend.
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        • Originally posted by SultanOfWhat View Post
          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




          I can't believe people are spending $1500 for 30-ish year old seats when they could be buying original seats for roughly the same amount or slightly more... ?

          What are they selling that is actually original from Yankee Stadium ? What exactly was still there before and after the renovation in the 70's ?
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          • Originally posted by David Atkatz View Post
            Are you an architect? A civil engineer?

            I thought not.

            Your statement is abject nonsense.

            Well-built buildings--skyscrapers, stadiums, schools, homes, monuments,... --will, with proper care, last many centuries.

            Yankee Stadium's construction techniques and materials were no different than those of the Empire State, and their lifetimes are equivalent.
            No kidding...could you imagine the lawsuits that would happen if stadiums were allowed to have substandard building code regulations.

            Regardless, last I checked the Roman Coliseum is still standing (even though much has been looted) and so are the pyramids.

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            • I hope that they don't do any major demolition until after the season, like they did at Shea. I don't want to see this in pieces in person during the season. I'd rather it done in the cold, outside the season.

              The old place was terrific, and it had its flaws, but so much baseball history happened there that the place itself was baseball history. Its very unlikely that any professional sports building will ever see an equivalent amount and depth of sports history that Yankee Stadium did. There were bigger, prettier, newer and older ballparks, but this ballpark, this Stadium was the best because of its history. We were very fortunate.
              Last edited by jerseyyankeefan; 05-18-2009, 10:05 PM.

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              • Originally posted by jerseyyankeefan View Post
                I hope that they don't do any major demolition until after the season, like they did at Shea. I don't want to see this in pieces in person during the season. I'd rather it done in the cold, outside the season.

                The old place was terrific, and it had its flaws, but so much baseball history happened there that the place itself was baseball history. Its very unlikely that any professional sports building will ever see an equivalent amount and depth of sports history that Yankee Stadium did. There were bigger, prettier, newer and older ballparks, but this ballpark was the best. We were very fortunate.
                The guys on Good Day New York said the target date is June.
                "You're killin' me Smalls!"

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                • monument 2

                  Originally posted by The Monument View Post
                  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
                  You are right. This is the second half of what was started in October 1973. Half demolished then, and 36 years later the other half. Except, unfortunately no renovation to follow. The best way to christen the new place is to win right away, like in 1976-1978, then you have a new history of winning, at a new place, with some new players. Winning in '09 or '10 will make everyone feel better about it.

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                  • Originally posted by willpryce1 View Post
                    You are right. This is the second half of what was started in October 1973. Half demolished then, and 36 years later the other half. Except, unfortunately no renovation to follow. The best way to christen the new place is to win right away, like in 1976-1978, then you have a new history of winning, at a new place, with some new players. Winning in '09 or '10 will make everyone feel better about it.
                    And thats what make this season so important, at least in my opinion it does more than ever. Because it may sound silly, but the yankees have been saying how moving across the street wont change anything and mystique and aura will follow, the only way that place is officially christened is with a world series celebrated by the yankees in that stadium, not on the road.

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                    • It is interesting how so far they have kept the image of the infield as they have begun seat removal and other demo work. It is far more effort than what was seen at Shea Stadium. I wonder if they will try and keep this image of the field as long as possible during the actual deconstruction process. Sad images. No matter what side of the argument you are on regarding OYS or RYS, these are still the walls of which saw the action of Ruth, Dimaggio, Mantle and all the way up to today's club.

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                      • Originally posted by History Of Baseball Fan View Post
                        I can't believe people are spending $1500 for 30-ish year old seats when they could be buying original seats for roughly the same amount or slightly more... ?

                        What are they selling that is actually original from Yankee Stadium ? What exactly was still there before and after the renovation in the 70's ?
                        Exactly.

                        If I had the cash I'd be looking for original seats, pieces of the frieze (whatever was left) and things like that. Don't get me wrong, I loved RYS, but in a couple of years a lot of people are going to regret what went on with this demolition. Remember the mess surrounding old Penn Station?

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                        • Originally posted by SultanOfWhat View Post
                          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




                          Sucks how they're not keeping the outer footprints of the stadium. The first plans showed trees outlining the outer footprint of the Stadium. Also those pics Gordy posted brings tears to my eyes, by tomorrw (if not already done) the seat I sat in for my first game will be gone.

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                          • The Roman Colosseum

                            Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post


                            This is very surreal and hard to believe this is actually happening. For a non-New Yorker and non-Yankee fan this truly hard to believe...the demolition of Yankee Stadium is a reality. :disbelief:

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                            • It's weird, but right now this demo isn't having as profound an impact as I would have expected. I think it's because, in my mind, the structure of the stadium is still in tact. So I can look at a picture of the stadium with the seats removed and say, "Well all three decks are still perfectly secure...right?" But it's just a matter of time before I see the bleachers vanish and the upper deck snapped apart like I saw happen to Shea Stadium. Then I'll realize that this place really will never be saved.
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                              • Originally posted by NYaDiO View Post
                                Sucks how they're not keeping the outer footprints of the stadium. The first plans showed trees outlining the outer footprint of the Stadium. Also those pics Gordy posted brings tears to my eyes, by tomorrw (if not already done) the seat I sat in for my first game will be gone.
                                Sucks that they don't demolish Babe Ruth plaza or rename it McCombs Damn Plaza, after all that park was on that spot before there ever was any baseball stadium.

                                Five years those people go without parks in their neighborhood so a completely unnecessary ballpark for the entitled could be constructed.

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