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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2008, 01:11:04 AM »
Stadiums bring lots of traffic, noise and crowds of drunk yutzes who don't give a crap about the immediate vicinity-I'm happy Citi won't be clogging the streets and subways of Manhattan, and if I lived in an outer borough, I wouldn't want it built in my neighborhood either.

The "drunk yutzes" at sports games aren't even that bad (unless they're trying to drive- then they should be beaten). Stadiums do help with some minimal spinoff business- mainly bars and restaurants. If they're INTEGRATED (key word integrated) into an urban neighborhood, they can be very positive in the community. In terms of parking, build them near existing large garages if possible or build a parking garage. There's nothing worse than the suburban trash asphalt fields.
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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2008, 05:51:30 AM »
^Moment of silence for the old Tiger Stadium, the neighborhood bars, and the neighbors who derived income and multi-generational friendships from the fans they'd let park on their lawns. Sigh...
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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2008, 03:35:24 PM »
^Amen- a total dump.  Sort of fits the troglodyte fans though.

Citi field looks great, in a neo-traditional sort of way.  Too bad it is entirely surrounded by surface lots.

And the one area adjacent to Citi field that isn't surface lot (to the east) is now the object of an appalling city-sponsored land grab.

Sports stadiums and appalling land grabs go together like peanuts and Cracker Jack.

strap i am planning on getting over there with my camera one day for historic documentation purposes before evry auto shop gets the boot.

speaking of land grabs, believe me no one in the bx is very happy with the new yankee stadium taking over some well used city parks. people (meaning residents of the bronx not yankee fans in general) talk about nothing but the loss of the park space.

the current old yankee stadium may be an ugly-azz dump, but at least its still basically functional and it works. shea otoh is an outright dangerous place to see a game. i think a mets fan already fell to his death this year. horribly designed.

for the record both new stadiums are total bores as far as new stadiums go. the new yankee isn't in any way new, that seems rather phony to me. the new met citi is a dull throwback ebbets field by way of a lifestyle mall. ho hum.

bah! see yous at the cyclones games.  :-P  :laugh:


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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2008, 03:42:56 PM »
^ The current Yankee Stadium will be torn down after the new one opens and turned into a park.  So it's just a temporary loss of a park.

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2008, 07:43:11 PM »
no, that has not been decided for sure as of yet.

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2008, 08:37:08 AM »
the current old yankee stadium may be an ugly-azz dump, but at least its still basically functional and it works. shea otoh is an outright dangerous place to see a game. i think a mets fan already fell to his death this year. horribly designed.

A fan fell to their death yesterday at Turner Field.  The only thing dangerous about baseball stadiums is getting black out drunk during the game.

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2008, 09:09:20 AM »
^ not so, shea is not just dangerous for drunks. ridiculous flyover stairways aside, its even much more potentially dangerous because the fans can't move around underneath the stands very well, in fact it's so small and narrow underneath there traffic is often single file in many spots. so if there ever was a problem or incident or whatever it would be complete disaster.

i dont blame them in a sense, historically shea was the earliest modern "cookie-cutter" stadium, so they didn't really know what they were doing yet as far as crowd control, but its badly outdated.


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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2008, 09:49:07 AM »
^ not so, shea is not just dangerous for drunks. ridiculous flyover stairways aside, its even much more potentially dangerous because the fans can't move around underneath the stands very well, in fact it's so small and narrow underneath there traffic is often single file in many spots. so if there ever was a problem or incident or whatever it would be complete disaster.

i dont blame them in a sense, historically shea was the earliest modern "cookie-cutter" stadium, so they didn't really know what they were doing yet as far as crowd control, but its badly outdated.


I agree its badly outdated, but I don't recall the small and narrow feeling you describe, although I was only there once for a game and it wasn't sold out.

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2008, 08:18:30 PM »
some gothamist blog chit chat about the new yankee stadium & the loss-of-park controvery today:


May 26, 2008
Community Waits for Parks Around Yankee Stadium

Photograph of old Yankee Stadium and new Yankee Stadium (taken in June 2007) by Urch on Flickr

While many people are excited about the opening of the new Yankee Stadium, many residents who live near the stadium have been unhappy about the delays in replacing the park land used for the new venue. According to the NY Times, costs to reate eight smaller parks have escalated to almost twice the $95 million budget to $174 million--and construction of many have not yet started.

A total of 20.8 acres of parkland was taken from the area--continuous green space from Macombs Dam and Mullaly Parks--for the new stadium; in return, the community gets eight smaller parks, which residents thought was a bum deal, because it spread the facilities further away and cut down 400 mature trees. While the Parks Department did create a "temporary replacement park on a parking lot in the area," a resident sniffed, "We’ve lost our biggest park, and what we’ve been reduced to is this parking lot."


Photograph of Yankee Stadium and the park where the new Yankee Stadium stands (taken in June 2006) by Atomische.com on Flickr

The cost increases and delays are a result of higher than projected construction costs as well as surprises, like oil barrels under one of the planned park sites, and officials consider the project "on schedule." However, New Yorkers For Parks executive director Christian diPalermo said, "The Yankees couldn’t miss a season, but it was O.K. for the community to miss five years of parkland and be shut out of a community benefits agreement.”

http://gothamist.com/2008/05/26/community_conti_1.php



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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2008, 09:46:32 PM »
Great post mrnyc.  I was looking for an aerial photo of the existing Yankee Stadium and the New Yankee Stadium being built next to it.  Very nice.
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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #40 on: June 24, 2008, 06:46:05 PM »
Wonderful photo set of the old Shea, the new Shea (Citifield) and the surrounding gritty Iron Triangle neighborhood at http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,16528.0.html.

Much thanks to mrnyc.
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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #41 on: July 09, 2008, 03:38:24 PM »
hey the mets citifield is getting some mighty tasty chow with a shakeshack. and also a new concept....tacos!  :laugh:

ok so the food ball is now in your court yankee stadium!


EaterWire Midday Edition: New Mets Stadium/Danny Meyer Details Unleashed
Wednesday, July 9, 2008, by Amanda



2008_07_citi.jpgFLUSHING— While we've all known for awhile that Danny Meyer had a deal cooking with the new Mets stadium, Citi Field, the Union Square Hospitality Group just released the most detailed line up of the offerings to date. In addition to the rumored Shake Shack and Blue Smoke the new stadium will also have a yet-to-be-named taqueria featuring "authentic" tacos and Pop Fries, USHG's new fry stand concept (think the East Village's Pomme Frites). The powers that be are also announcing the dining options in the "Sterling Club" (a wine bar, a dining room, a casual cafe) but they sound far less exciting than the Danny Meyer concourse fare. The question now is, which Shake Shack, the Citi Field or the Madison Sq. Park original will have longer lines? The full press release ahead:

    FLUSHING, N.Y., July 9, 2008 – The New York Mets and ARAMARK – a world-class leader in professional services and the Mets’ food and beverage provider – today announced an unprecedented partnership with Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) to transport its culinary talent and expertise to Citi Field, the new Mets home opening in 2009. Through this collaboration with one of the world’s most renowned restaurant groups, Citi Field will set a new industry standard for the guest dining experience in sports and entertainment venues.

    Among the dining choices USHG will offer at Citi Field are the enormously popular Blue Smoke and Shake Shack, as well as two new food concepts – a taquería and a Belgian frites stand. In addition, USHG will provide all food and beverage services at Citi Field's Sterling Club, the premium seating area for 1,600 guests on the Field Level directly behind home plate. Through this collection of innovative dining options, USHG will showcase its award-winning cuisine with unparalleled hospitality at Mets games, non-game day events, and other functions throughout the year at Citi Field.

    Citi Field's outfield concourse, accessible to all ticket holders, will feature:

    * Blue Smoke: the pioneer of urban ’cue, Blue Smoke will offer mouthwatering real pit barbecue (Highlights: Pulled Pork Sandwich and Kansas City Ribs)

    * Shake Shack: the enormously popular hamburger and hot dog stand that made a splash with its original location in Madison Square Park will griddle up game day favorites (Highlights: ShackBurger and Shack-Cago Dog)

    * Taquería (name TBD): this new concept will feature authentic tacos

    * Pop Fries: another new concept for USHG, this frites stand will serve freshly-cut, Belgian-style fries with a variety of dipping sauces

    The Sterling Club will feature several different dining options, including:

    *Sterling Market: this casual cafe will serve classic, artisanal comfort foods

    * Sterling Beer & Wine Bar: located inside Sterling Market, this venue will offer specialty brews and an extensive selection of wines from around the world, available by the glass or bottle

    *Sterling Dining Room: reservations required, with limited seating for walk-in guests, will present a small-plates menu ideally suited to game day dining

    *Sterling Bar & Lounge: offering guests a view of the large outdoor patio and ball field, the bar and lounge will serve specialty cocktails and small bites

    * Sterling In-Seat Service: waiter service will feature “Best of Ballpark” food from the outfield concourse

    “One of our major goals in the development of Citi Field was to create a destination attraction for our fans and our city. Our partnership with Danny and ARAMARK sets out to do that and redefine the paradigm of dining at any sports or entertainment venue in the country,” said Jeff Wilpon, COO, New York Mets. “Danny is a rock star restaurateur and Union Square’s restaurants are uniquely New York and globally renowned. We now have a culinary All-Star at Citi Field as a major pillar of the total entertainment experience throughout our new home.”

    “As lifetime baseball fans and longtime Mets season ticket holders, we are incredibly excited to partner with the Mets and ARAMARK at the new Citi Field, and to have the opportunity to offer fans a fresh array of winning food options,” said Danny Meyer, CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group. “What you eat and drink – and how it’s all served – has become a major part of the ballpark experience, and we are eager to contribute as much as we can to why people will love going to Citi Field.”

    “Working closely with the Mets, we have created a unique and extraordinary dining experience that will satisfy fans throughout every level of Citi Field,” said Liza Cartmell, Group President, ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment. “By partnering with Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, Citi Field will showcase the very best of New York’s culinary offerings and provide fans with a wide variety of delicious menu choices and dining formats. We take pride in working with our partners to develop innovative food and beverage solutions and are thrilled to help the Mets make this revolutionary concept a reality.”


· Meyers Makes a Move on Citi Field [Cutlets]

http://eater.com/archives/2008/07/eaterwire_midda_16.php#more

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #42 on: July 09, 2008, 06:36:21 PM »
How...trendy...?
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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2008, 05:53:49 PM »
I'm not a fan of the new Yankee stadium either.  It's rather generic and lacks character like the new Mets stadium does.  And why more than double the cost?  What are there gold plated seats or something.  You can bet a beer and hot dog will cost you $47.50 to help make up the cost. 

Also excuse my ignorance, but could the Yankee stadium have been oriented to provide views of downtown Manhattan or is it too far out?

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2008, 06:00:45 PM »
hey the mets citifield is getting some mighty tasty chow with a shakeshack. and also a new concept....tacos!  :laugh:

ok so the food ball is now in your court yankee stadium!


I think the Yankees already made their statement with the Hard Rock Cafe announcement. :roll:  Up there with the Taquila Ranch on Public Square.

I like just about all the food lined up for Citi...but I'm just not sure I like it there.  I guess they know who they want to sell tickets to.  Anyway, I bet I stick with  crappy hot dogs and Italian sausages at ball games instead of $12 tacos.
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« Reply #45 on: July 10, 2008, 06:20:57 PM »
I've never been to either park, but from being a baseball fan and fanatic, I can tell you some of the reasons why both New York teams are building new stadiums.  First, it's trendy; almost every National League team has built a new stadium within the past 15 or so years, the majority of them coming since 2000.  The Mets do not want to be left in the dust with a stadium that was built in the 1964.  If you take a look at any picture of Shea stadium, it looks incomplete, which it was, to an extent.  Plans also had the completion of the seating bowl, to resemble the cookie cutters from the 70's (i.e. Riverfront) and also the build a dome.  Also, there are several flight paths directly over the stadium that lead to La Guardia International, making it very noisy. 

Now to Yankee Stadium, though it seems that it has a lot of history in the stadium, it is also old and out dated.  The Yankee organization is an international business.  I guess the organization thought it would be better to just build a new stadium rather than refurbishing it, which they have done all of it's life.  Structurally, the stadium was failing.  Pieces of the stadium continued to break apart and fall during games and at other times.  They also need to compete for business and all the other benefits that come along with a new stadium.  Granted, they are the Yankees and most likely do not need it as much as other teams.  The new construction will add new seats, better site lines and probably the biggest revenue of all, more suites. 

Fun fact, at one time the Power Ally in left center field was at one time 500 feet!!  Monument Park now sits there, but take a look at this picture and you can see how the seating bowl was built and how the old field sits.  Also, monument park was also in the field of play at one time. 

http://www.virtualbirdseye.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/yankee-stadium-birds-eye-view.jpg

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #46 on: September 07, 2008, 06:09:35 PM »
See Ya!  Demolishing Yankee Stadium, Carefully
September 5, 2008,  2:13 pm
By Patrick McGeehan, The New York Times


New York City is looking for demolition companies that think they can tear down Yankee Stadium without damaging any of the seats or other pieces that might be sold to collectors.  The razing of the famous ballpark is scheduled to start in March and last as long as a year, according to a solicitation form issued by the city’s Economic Development Corporation. 

Read more at http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/see-ya-demolishing-yankee-stadium-carefully/
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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #47 on: October 13, 2008, 11:50:40 AM »
a fantastic farewell to shea thread from forgotten ny:

http://forgotten-ny.com/STREET%20SCENES/shea/shea.html




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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #48 on: October 13, 2008, 12:25:34 PM »
^ Pretty cool.

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« Reply #49 on: October 14, 2008, 05:31:32 PM »
From Curbed.com at http://curbed.com/archives/2008/10/14/destructoporn_shea_stadium_now_just_another_tadium.php#reader_comments

Destructoporn: Shea Stadium Now Just Another 'Tadium'



"WCBS newsradio decided to use their helicopter for something far more interesting than play-by-play of L.I.E. traffic jams: a photo gallery of the current sad state of what was once Shea Stadium.  Looks like the ballpark is coming apart almost as quickly as the actual team!  Ouch, sorry Mets fans.  We know that's a low-blow, especially when these photos are depressing enough on their own."

Photo Gallery at http://www.wcbs880.com/Shea-Stadium-Loses-Its-Name-and-More/3133951
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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #50 on: October 15, 2008, 07:22:30 AM »
Have they set a demo date?

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« Reply #51 on: October 15, 2008, 07:26:39 PM »
Found this at mlb.com...

Shea Stadium/Citi Field FAQ
Answers to questions about the Mets' current, future homes
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080926&content_id=3553254&vkey=news_nym&fext=.jsp


"4. What are the plans for tearing down Shea Stadium, and how will that be done?"

"Fifteen days after the last game, the Mets will turn over the stadium keys to the demolition crew, which will immediately begin to tear down the 45-year-old building.  Since New York laws now preclude implosion of buildings or the use of a wrecking ball (you've seen all those old pictures of that big ball knocking down the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field), the demolition will be accomplished piece-by-piece, beginning with knocking out all the concrete and then taking down the steel skeleton like a decomposing Erector Set."

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #52 on: October 15, 2008, 07:41:10 PM »
Didn't find a similar Yankee Stadium demolition faq page at mlb.com.  The closest was a Farewall To The Yankee Stadium page at http://mlb.mlb.com/nyy/ballpark/farewell.jsp.

Also a page on the New Yankee Stadium at http://mlb.mlb.com/nyy/ballpark/new_stadium.jsp.
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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #53 on: October 16, 2008, 08:21:22 AM »
Didn't find a similar Yankee Stadium demolition faq page at mlb.com.  The closest was a Farewall To The Yankee Stadium page at http://mlb.mlb.com/nyy/ballpark/farewell.jsp.

Also a page on the New Yankee Stadium at http://mlb.mlb.com/nyy/ballpark/new_stadium.jsp.

Yankee Stadium will stand longer, they are offering tours through November at least.

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #54 on: October 20, 2008, 05:13:59 PM »
looks like new yankee stadium has some turf & stuff:

   


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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #55 on: October 21, 2008, 08:07:00 AM »
mets stadium updates:

mets citifield & a great shot of both stadiums from above (won't look like that too much longer)
 

here we go --- shea demolition is now underway
   

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« Reply #56 on: October 21, 2008, 08:58:47 AM »
I don't know if it has been mentioned on this thread, but the turf at Yankee Stadium is being installed by Sports Construction Group, a small Cleveland company which has done major turf installations throughout the nation.

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« Reply #57 on: October 21, 2008, 09:22:24 AM »
So, even though the Yankees are one of the most popular and profitable sports franchises in the world, their stadium construction is of course heavily subsidized by the local governments and the federal government (in the form of tax free bonds).

But Kucinich is now sniffing around some of the financial engineering behind the bond issuance and allegations about impropriety are flying...

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/17/sports/baseball/17stadium.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #58 on: October 28, 2008, 09:23:23 AM »
lost in the local new baseball park hoopla? going up right across the hudson:


Priciest Real Estate in Town: $400k for Two Seats

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, by Joey



[Photo: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880]


Yankee Stadium, Citi Field—let's forget about those new inner-city stadia with their paltry 50,000+ capacities. Instead, let's head across the Hudson to fabulous East Rutherford where, by the looks of this new WCBS 880 photo gallery, the $1.6 billion new Giants Stadium (capacity: 82,500) is chugging along in advance of its 2010 opening.

Hey, speaking of the new Giants Stadium, the Jets recently auctioned off the personal seat licenses—the cost paid for the right to buy season tickets—for the two best seats in the house, and a mortgage broker shelled out $400,000 for the pair. The Post caught up with the (lucky?) buyer, who'll still have to shell out $7,000 per seat per season for the actual tickets. He said, "Although part of the mortgage business is in turmoil, this is an opportunity to invest in my business - and to further demonstrate our loyalty to the New York Jets." Hopefully that loyalty will be returned when Brett Favre is looking to buy a Jersey McMansion and needs a loan.

· Jets' High Flier [NYP]
· Photo Gallery: Giants Stadium Progress [WCBS 880]
· Stadium Architecture Porn: New Meadowlands Revealed [Curbed]

http://curbed.com/archives/2008/10/28/priciest_real_estate_in_town_400k_for_two_seats.php

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« Reply #59 on: November 10, 2008, 06:30:55 PM »
Yanks move home plate, rubber to new stadium
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updated 4:22 p.m. ET Nov. 8, 2008


NEW YORK - During the Yankees’ last game at their old stadium in September, players dug their hands into the ballpark dirt to take some home along with the memories.  On a hushed, rainy field Saturday, a group of Bronx youths and a few former stars used shovels to dig into the soil around home plate and the pitcher’s mound, filling dozens of blue and white buckets.  Workers then removed the plate and pitcher’s rubber, and the group walked across the street to the Yankees’ shining new stadium to mix the old dirt with the new.

More at http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/27607687/
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