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Old 07-15-2012, 10:31 PM
 
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New stadiums are a great source of revenue. Eventually, one or both of those stadiums will go. Wrigley may go first, IF the Cubs keep going years and years without making it to a World Series, let alone winning one.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:22 PM
 
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In the battle between who will survive the longest, Wrigley Field or Fenway Park, I'll vote for Wrigley.

Why? Both are iconic. Both are beloved. And with all the work that has gone into Fenway (Wrigley was always well taken care of), both are in pretty good shape, considering their ages.

I wouldn't even get into the argument as to which is the better park. that is an honor both of them deserve to share together. Simply put, what Wrigley does for the NL, Fenway does for the AL.

But it isn't the condition of the parks or how well either is loved that I think the determining factor will be.

I think the real reason why Wrigley will outlive Fenway is that Wrigley serves Chicago better than Fenway does Boston. Chicago is a two team city. Chicago thus gives its fans far more opportunity to see MLB than does Boston. Wrigley merely has to work with the new Comiskey (the Cell) to meet the metro area's needs. Fenway, with its small capacity, is the only game in town. Seems to me that that type of pressure will, at some point, make Fenway go first.

Do I think it will happen any time soon? Absolutely not. But when change comes in the form of one (or both) of these parks going, I think that one team city/two team city will be a factor in Fenway's earlier demise.

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Without putting how I personally feel about either stadium I will say that I think Fenway will last longer because it is in better condition and because it seems as though Boston does a better job of keeping historic buildings.
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