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LottaLiving.com • Sports stadium demolitions
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Sports stadium demolitions

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:37 pm
by nichols
Looks like Yankee, Tiger and Shea Stadiums are about to come down this fall.
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http://community.foxsports.com/blogs/Du ... body_Cares
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http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/nl/S ... tadium.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1is9Q2R ... re=related
Imagehttp://blogs.nationaltrust.org/preservationnation/?p=472
http://www.savetigerstadium.org/
Here are some other stadiums that recently went to the big ballpark in the sky:
http://homerderby.com/archives/1751

The typical

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:00 pm
by modfan
Shea Stadium-either I'm gettin too old too fast, this country freely tears up perfectly good structures, perhaps a combo of all of that. Jeez I remember when it was built around the time of the 63-64 NY World's Fair, and to be used for PARKING!!!! Whatta waste.

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:07 pm
by HappyBunny

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:44 pm
by Futura Girl
yes. i was really really surprised to hear that yankee stadium was to be torn down.
i am so out of the loop - just heard that news this past week. thanks for bringing this subject up nix.


what's up NY landmarks commission???

Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:54 am
by kjansma
I don't think the White Sox fans ever recovered after they tore down Comisky. Perhaps that is why Soldier Field was "upgraded" rather than rebuilt. I like to believe that Wrigley is untouchable, but you never really know.

Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:00 am
by classicsat

Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:31 am
by classic form

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:58 pm
by Steve Tepperman
:( Well I guess now that I have begun to settle in here in Ny/NJ I should begin posting.
As for the stadium questions. yes Tiger Stadium has been closed since 1999 if I am correct. I visited it during its last season & loved the park. It was in a non descript section of detroit and while the city thought of ways to maintain it it became too expensive. There were High School games and some movies filmed there since closing. It is now in the process of being destroyed. It is a real loss.

Shea Stadium while an interesting Modern Structure when built had in some ways been altered and was never a comfortable stadium. You are miles away whereever you sat and the stadium just began to feel old. Inside it is pretty ugly, a hodgepodge of several renovations. Honestly it will not be missed by anyone.

Yankee Stadium, where I have been over 500 times in my life including several times this year will be a major loss. I was living in LA during the whole process to build a new stadium and honestly this is one like the Ambassador Hotel, Big Money won out. The mayor, the team owner etc all wanted a new stadium. While most lifelong Yankee fans do not want to see it go, the modern fan only cares about comfort. There will even be lap top plug ins in the new place. It will seat about 5000 less fans, will have many more expensive seats and will look much like Yankee stadium did before its renovations between 1973-1976. The stadium did lose much of its original integrity during the renovations but I agree it should be maintained. The plan is to tear most of the upper decks down and possibly keep some of the lower level and use the field as a park. They even do a countdown as each game becomes official in the 5th inning and turn the number to one game less. I actually turn my back as do many others during this mockery of a ceremony. All decisions have been made and unfortunately there will be no turning back on the preservation of the stadium.

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:20 am
by nichols
Voices of Yankee Stadium (from the National Trust for Historic Preservation)

http://www.preservationnation.org/magaz ... oices.html

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:21 am
by nichols
OOps! How could I not link to the demolition of Madison Square Garden ?

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=11766