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Macombs Dam Park [II] / Heritage Park (former Yankee Stadium [I] site)

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  • Originally posted by threeyoda View Post
    Lets just remember:


    (Ebbets Field)


    (Polo Grounds)


    (Shea Stadium)


    I'll take Heritage Field over those three options..
    "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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    • Originally posted by DN4L View Post
      I'll take Heritage Field over those three options..
      I agree. Out of all the stadiums NYC has hosted, OYS's site becoming a baseball park is the best treatment to the former stadium.

      At least we can feel better about this fact after the outrage of saving nothing of an historical building........

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      • Originally posted by DN4L View Post
        I'll take Heritage Field over those three options..
        No, let's just remember:



        They tore down a community park to build an un-needed new stadium - and the neighborhood's been waiting for its park back.
        Cleon Jones catches a deep fly ball in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Valley of the Ashes, and a second-grader smiles in front of the black and white television.

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        • Originally posted by Strawman View Post
          No, let's just remember:



          They tore down a community park to build an un-needed new stadium - and the neighborhood's been waiting for its park back.


          The new track above the parking garage looks 10 times better than the one in that photo, and so will the new baseball fields..
          Not to mention, NYS is a far superior stadium over the poorly renovated stadium, that stole a lot of the charm away from OYS.
          So it's a "win, win, win"..
          "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 was always against building a new YS, but as for replacing decrepit, unkept Macombs Dam Park, the entire community wins.
            Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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            • Originally posted by Strawman View Post
              No, let's just remember:



              They tore down a community park to build an un-needed new stadium - and the neighborhood's been waiting for its park back.
              They are replacing the park with a better park (with a soccer field on it) and in the mean time there is a park Mallayly park north across the street from NYS. I think you are overreacting.

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              • Shea's home plate is still more than what they saved from O/RYS. And the "Bat" doesn't count - although it does approximate the location of old Gate 4.
                RYS to NYS: "Obi-Lonn never told you what happened to your father."

                NYS: "He told me enough. He told me you killed him - in the 1970s!!"

                RYS: "No, I am your father..."

                NYS: "No, it's not true, that's impossible!!!!"

                RYS: "Look beyond my respirator pods and my upper crown; you know it to be true!

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                • Originally posted by NYFan1stYankFan2nd View Post
                  Shea's home plate is still more than what they saved from O/RYS. And the "Bat" doesn't count - although it does approximate the location of old Gate 4.
                  The steel frame behind home plate of the field closest to the Subway station is there to support to sections of the facade from RYS. They saved that, which is more than plates in a parking lot that never touched or were even part of Shea Stadium.
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                  • Originally posted by threeyoda View Post
                    The steel frame behind home plate of the field closest to the Subway station is there to support to sections of the facade from RYS. They saved that, which is more than plates in a parking lot that never touched or were even part of Shea Stadium.
                    Did they at least get the spot where home plate used to be in Shea Stadium correct?

                    Last time I heard, they have the spot of Lou Gehrig's speech still at 3rd base( of the dark grass outlining the field of OYS) in Heritage Field.......

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                    • I heard that Jay-Z will wear his Gehrig jersey while dedicating the frieze at Heritage Field, then he will slide into home plate at OSS while avoiding a drive-by shooting.
                      Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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                      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulkat...57624930812429

                        April 7th, 2011

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                        • Anyone think we'll see grass by may? And more importantly, will it be Yankees Grass?

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                          • Originally posted by The Monument View Post
                            I heard that Jay-Z will wear his Gehrig jersey while dedicating the frieze at Heritage Field, then he will slide into home plate at OSS while avoiding a drive-by shooting.
                            LOL. But please - spell out OSS for the acronym-challenged.
                            RYS to NYS: "Obi-Lonn never told you what happened to your father."

                            NYS: "He told me enough. He told me you killed him - in the 1970s!!"

                            RYS: "No, I am your father..."

                            NYS: "No, it's not true, that's impossible!!!!"

                            RYS: "Look beyond my respirator pods and my upper crown; you know it to be true!

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                            • Originally posted by NYFan1stYankFan2nd View Post
                              LOL. But please - spell out OSS for the acronym-challenged.
                              Office of Strategic Services.

                              looks like a typo to me, probably meant OYS

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                              • Originally posted by threeyoda View Post
                                Lets just remember:


                                (Ebbets Field)


                                (Polo Grounds)


                                (Shea Stadium)
                                Both Ebbets Field and the Polo Grounds were demolished at a time nearly 50 years ago when there was little draw for nostalgia, and they were more interested in the better use of the space over what was on a plot of land previously.

                                As far as Shea Stadium, they had no need to build a park because there is no residential area within earshot of Citi like there is Yankee Stadium, plus the large Flushing Meadows park is less than a mile away, and when the new park takes away what was originally parking itself then logically you're going to have to find a place to replace that old parking. Flushing Meadow is also a filled in swamp with a water table just below the surface so they could not build a lot underground.

                                New YS on the other hand they could because the location is mostly solid bedrock and soil. New YS also took away a large park in a residential neighborhood so it had to be replaced at some point and the only logical replacement was the old plot of land from the original stadium.
                                I'm also not that naive to realize that Yankee Stadium was one of the most famous parks in all of sports and it would not have been a real smart PR move to have people parking on the spot that Ruth built. Personally I think its silly the way people carry on over a building and something that is replacable and gone, but thats me and I understand others may not share that same opinion.
                                Last edited by Jim Vaz; 04-10-2011, 08:32 PM.

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