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 Post subject: Yankee Stadium
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 8:26 am 
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The Yankees now lead the major leagues by drawing nearly 3.5 million fans a year at their aging, outmoded home, with ticket prices ranging from $8 to $95. The team's principal owner, George Steinbrenner, has long wanted a modern stadium with wider concourses, restaurants, more luxury boxes and club seating that would generate millions more in revenue and increase the value of the team. The efforts to get a new stadium go back at least 18 years. <p>The new stadium would have about 6,000 fewer seats but 39 more luxury boxes and far better sight lines, according to executives who have seen the plans. <p>*So he wants to abandon a historic stadium for one that has fewer seats. Apparently, the main advantage is that rich people won't have to mingle with the hoi polloi. I hope there is a campaign to keep the Yankees in Yankee Stadium.*


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 Post subject: Re: Yankee Stadium
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:54 pm 
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Amen. As both a New York City taxpayer and a Yankees fan, I am stalwartly opposed to a new stadium. Any Yankees fan who can't see that the only purpose in this is to make the Boss richer is a blind fool.


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 Post subject: Re: Yankee Stadium
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 2:33 pm 
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I forgot to point out that the first part of my post was from NYT. I question the description of the stadium as "aging" and "outmoded." Hardly seems objective.


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 Post subject: Re: Yankee Stadium
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 3:10 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by ADKbrown:
I forgot to point out that the first part of my post was from NYT. I question the description of the stadium as "aging" and "outmoded." Hardly seems objective.<hr></blockquote><p>It would be a shame to tear down Yankee Stadium and leave the worst stadium in the majors standing in Chicago.


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 Post subject: Re: Yankee Stadium
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:08 pm 
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I freely admit that Yankee Stadium has the worst food of any major-league park, and is lacking in the creature comforts department.<p>It's also the House that Ruth Built. I may not be Mr. Sentimentality, but I have my moments. Leave it be.


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 Post subject: Re: Yankee Stadium
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:15 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by blanp:
<p>It would be a shame to tear down Yankee Stadium and leave the worst stadium in the majors standing in Chicago.<hr></blockquote><p>So walls of ivy don't inspire you to rapture? I guess that's to be expected if you have a seat behind a filthy girder.


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 Post subject: Re: Yankee Stadium
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 5:13 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by ADKbrown:

So walls of ivy don't inspire you to rapture? I guess that's to be expected if you have a seat behind a filthy girder.
<hr></blockquote><p>Let's not try to inspire Tribune Company to spend its money on a new stadium instead of its newspapers.


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