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Old 09-25-2008, 06:00 AM
 
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I am still not happy that they are tearing her down but has anyone heard when they are actually doing it??
I am not happy that they are and I am VERY thankful that I was able to go there before they did it.
Thanks in advance
Robin
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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I don't think there's a set date.. they're supposed to hold a ceremony in November, and I believe they're going to start ripping it apart next year.
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:09 AM
 
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what will be on the site, a parking garage?
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:17 AM
 
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I read somewhere that they will be leaving it intact until next year just in case the new Yankee Stadium and/or Citi Field are not ready for baseball.

As far as what will go there, originally they were going to leave the field for high school and little league teams to use (how cool would that be?) because they had to give back park land to make up for the park land they took away with the new YS, but now that may change too.
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Eastchester, Bronx, NY
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It should be left in tact, period. Have it be a museum or something. The place is a landmark, IMO.
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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Sometime next year I believe. There is going to be a ceremony for both stadiums this fall. A Billy Joel concert is going to close down Shea. If I'm not mistaken, this is a chance that both stadiums might have a one day outdoor NHL game; the like of which they did in Buffalo. If that happens, Shea will host a Islanders game, This Stadium will play host to a Rangers game, and Giants Stadium could play host to a Devils game. This was all talk back last winter, but who knows? Maybe this could happen.
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:13 AM
 
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Sometime next year I believe. There is going to be a ceremony for both stadiums this fall. A Billy Joel concert is going to close down Shea. If I'm not mistaken, this is a chance that both stadiums might have a one day outdoor NHL game; the like of which they did in Buffalo. If that happens, Shea will host a Islanders game, This Stadium will play host to a Rangers game, and Giants Stadium could play host to a Devils game. This was all talk back last winter, but who knows? Maybe this could happen.
Unfortunately that plan did not go through. The Blackhawks and Red Wings will be playing the '09 outdoor game in Chicago.
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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Unfortunately that plan did not go through. The Blackhawks and Red Wings will be playing the '09 outdoor game in Chicago.
Good.. did you really want the last game in Yankee stadium to be a hockey game, and not a baseball one?
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:39 AM
 
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I totally understand people who think that would have been a really inappropriate way to close YS, but as Ranger and Yankee fan I think it would have been amazing.
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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It should be left in tact, period. Have it be a museum or something. The place is a landmark, IMO.
I don't think it could be left intact, since the new stadium is taking up a park. That park will probably be replaced with a new one on the site of the old stadium. And you can be pretty sure that there must have been people in the Yankee front office who stayed up late nights worrying about that word "landmark." The Landmarks Commission in the city is no joke; if they declare something a landmark, you're not tearing it down. The last thing the Yankees wanted was any sort of difficulty.
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