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Old 06-10-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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Yankee Stadium II (i.e. the 1976-2008 version) was never the true, historic version of Yankee Stadium; it was a 1970's era baseball stadium, better than the dual purpose stadiums built roughly at the same time but not as attractive as Royals Stadium. In fact, one could argue one of the main reasons why the Yanks left YS II was because it didn't have the same majesty as Yankee Stadium I (i.e. the 1923-1973 version). The new Yankee Stadium (i.e. YS III) tries to mimic YS I in its exterior architecture.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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I dont know...I cant stand to see these old, historic stadiums go. Look at poor Yankees stadium....

http://www.demolitionofyankeestadium.com/wp-content/gallery/may-19-2009-removing-the-seats/5_19_09_1.jpg (broken link)

And Tiger stadium....
http://www.bustedcoverage.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/tiger_stadium_demolition_1.png (broken link)

These are national landmarks in my opinion.
Yeah I feel the same way It sucks how they swear they going to make it look much better blah, blah, blah and it turns out to look BLAH after they are done with it.

After so much effort, money, and time put into it they should just leave it alone after all.
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:45 AM
 
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I would cry like a baby if they ever tear down Fenway!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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On the other hand, nobody is missing the cookie cutter stadiums of the '60s that have been demolished.
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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I hate it. The Memorial Auditorium was torn down. Biggest mistake the City of Buffalo made... in my opinion.
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Norwood, MN
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Yankee Stadium was somewhat over rated. The park that is there was actually redone in the 70s so even though the site is historic, the ballpark really isnt as much as its made out to be. Tiger Stadium on the old hand was a jewel. As i understand it, a vote went down that should wash it away.

Fenway and Wrigley, thankfully arent going anywhere. Last week i visited Rickwood Field in Birmingham, which happens to be older than them all and is set to celebrate its 100th b day next year.

G Man
I agree. I was at Yankee Stadium in 1994, it was nice but it certainly did not send shivers down my spine, like Fenway and Wrigley did.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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On the other hand, nobody is missing the cookie cutter stadiums of the '60s that have been demolished.
Architecture always comes back around. Kaufman and Dodger stadium are two great examples. Two of the best venues in baseball imo.

They actually researched the possibility of saving old Busch Stadium in St Louis, but the "roof overhang" or whatever it's called, which ATL-Fulton Co Stadium too had, couldn't be partially demolished without the entire thing falling down. They wanted to do something like Kaufman I believe.

http://www.bestsportsphotos.com/imag...AerialView.jpg

http://legendsrevealed.com/sports/wp...ph11_large.jpg

I personally love the mid-century architecture!
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Old 06-14-2009, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Yes it was large, and cold, and columns block views, etc., etc., but I loved going here as a kid.

http://www.stadiumsofnfl.com/past/clevemuni.jpg
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Old 06-14-2009, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Norwood, MN
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I was at Tiger Stadium and one thing I did not like about it was the way the overhang of the upper deck blocked a lot of the view for people in the "upper" lower deck.
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