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  • Yeah you guys might be right about the pods being last. It looks like they are separating it from the rest of the stadium

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    • Originally posted by Gooseamania View Post
      Wouldn't it be interesting and neat to see OYS, NYS, and the existing recreational fields all in 1 shot? (that is if there isn't one already). obviously this would have to be a birds-eye view.
      Not sure if this is what you are referring to, but it's an interesting shot, nonetheless.

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      • Originally posted by Mastermind View Post
        That upgrade missed section 8- I assure you
        that place is not close to being physically viable even now in my opinion
        the improvements include a food court with no tv's (which much to my surprise hundreds of Boston fans? were eating at while the game was on- I would never miss a few innings to eat)
        If your in the grandstand can you really walk around and soakin the atmosphere in that one lane up top that is shared by standing room
        I dont put a major value on the concourses and seat size- but they are nice- and I hate malls
        give me nys, rys, oys anytime
        Im not a met fan but Ill take citi over it as well

        and I know the seats on top of the green monster are a real selling point- but it doesnt work for me- the monster to me lost some of its historical luster
        By "physically viable", I wasn't thinking in terms of 2010 standards for new construction, but Fenway Park is bigger and better than it was 10 years ago. And it's viable enough for 3 million fans to buy into each year. Between 4000-5000 seats have been added and it's now nearly equal in capacity to many of the new (post 1992) ballparks. About the same as Pittsburgh, in fact.

        I do agree with you on the Monster seats. As you write, they do sell well, but that's the one change that I would have passed on.

        As for rating ballparks, I usually leave out Yankee Stadium (either version) as I'm too familar with it to be objective in comparing it to the others. So I'll rate Fenway first overall and Wrigley second. I do believe that Camden Yards is still the best of the new ones. But to be non-objective for the moment, old Yankee Stadium is the greatest to me!

        Regards,
        Mark

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        • Originally posted by VAPYankees4 View Post


          Yeah you guys might be right about the pods being last. It looks like they are separating it from the rest of the stadium
          They're saving the pod as George Steinbrenner's crypt. He'll be buried there.
          Vintage Photos of Detroit Ballparks:
          http://www.flickr.com/photos/doctor_gogol/sets/

          http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/

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          • Originally posted by Mastermind View Post
            That upgrade missed section 8- I assure you
            that place is not close to being physically viable even now in my opinion
            the improvements include a food court with no tv's (which much to my surprise hundreds of Boston fans? were eating at while the game was on- I would never miss a few innings to eat)
            If your in the grandstand can you really walk around and soakin the atmosphere in that one lane up top that is shared by standing room
            I dont put a major value on the concourses and seat size- but they are nice- and I hate malls
            give me nys, rys, oys anytime
            Im not a met fan but Ill take citi over it as well

            and I know the seats on top of the green monster are a real selling point- but it doesnt work for me- the monster to me lost some of its historical luster
            There's always at least one skunk at the party.

            I have a suggestion that will end this debate once and for all. If members of this site are willing to pony up the money a poll of Massachusetts adults could be commissioned asking if they want to keep Fenway or build a new one within the next decade. Polling is cheaper than one would think and a national polling company such as Rasmussen or Survey USA would probably only charge no more than 3 thousand.

            My guess is over 70% would want to keep Fenway.

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            • Originally posted by doctor_gogol View Post
              They're saving the pod as George Steinbrenner's crypt. He'll be buried there.


              Why is George Steinbrenner always being blamed for RYS?
              The plans to alter OYS was already set in stone, in 1970..
              Three years before George bought the team..
              "We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

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              • The Pod at Gate 4 is the field office for Turner, so it would make sense that it would go down last.

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                • Originally posted by coasterbill View Post
                  The Pod at Gate 4 is the field office for Turner, so it would make sense that it would go down last.


                  Good point...
                  "We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

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                  • I think that it ceased to be the field office months ago when the heavy demo started. Then they moved into trailers closer to Gate 6.
                    Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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                    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHTl2DcaTPU

                      Taken today I was around so decided to grab a video with my phone, have some pictures also. Those will be up a little later hopefully.

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                      • I think George's frozen head should sit upon a pod. Damn things look like cans of tuna.

                        Yeah, I went there.

                        Pppfftffftttt!!!!
                        Fake Yankee stadium Fail!

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                        • Someone should sneak inside the fences at night and take a piece of the outside wall. That would be a pretty cool way to remember the stadium

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                          • I made a mention about the pods being the last part of the stadium standing a few months ago and I was kind of being a smart ass about it.
                            I never really thought that it would work out that way and if it does then that is a damn shame.

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                            • Originally posted by VAPYankees4 View Post
                              Someone should sneak inside the fences at night and take a piece of the outside wall. That would be a pretty cool way to remember the stadium
                              Honestly speaking my friend and I were thinking the same while we were walking. And I was dressed in all black today so I could've blended with the night kind of like Batman. lol

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                              • Hey,I'm away with work so I haven't been in the area much. Does anyone have any photos of the demo area from April 8 @ approx. 2:30-4:30 PM,which captures specifically the 161 st parking area between the two stadiums. Wierd question I know. Kaminski's chopper has a view that date but I think the wrong time. Thanks-Bobby

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