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    Re: New Yankee Stadium Reconfiguration

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeesrule View Post
    I'm not sure why you think the Mets wouldn't of allowed to let the Yankees play in Shea- they would have received more ad revenue and probably some of the vendor sales. These drawings were made in 1998 when the Yankees GREATLY outdrew the Mets so that could be the only reason I could see otherwise- embarrassment of the Yankees outdrawing the Mets. But if this actually happened it wouldn't have occurred until the mid to late 00's when this wasn't quite the case.
    I cannot find the article online, but didn't the teams both get the stadium at the same time because each felt that if the other teams park was built first, the city would run out of money or not follow through and the other would be stuck as a tenant or in an old stadium for years? Or was that just sports talk from fans?

    Also weren't these drawings were done by the Bronx president at the time, when both the yankees and Rudy were still focused on Manhattan ?(thank God that never happened)

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    Re: New Yankee Stadium Reconfiguration

    Quote Originally Posted by yankees2010 View Post
    I cannot find the article online, but didn't the teams both get the stadium at the same time because each felt that if the other teams park was built first, the city would run out of money or not follow through and the other would be stuck as a tenant or in an old stadium for years? Or was that just sports talk from fans?

    Also weren't these drawings were done by the Bronx president at the time, when both the yankees and Rudy were still focused on Manhattan ?(thank God that never happened)
    I believe you are right. I seem to remember reading something to that effect. The Manhattan Stadium was really never an issue . It was planned more for a possible Olympics and then for the Jets. Early in 2001 there was a preliminary announcement of a new Yankees and Mets parks and the Yankees park was in the current location but would have had a retractable roof.

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    Re: New Yankee Stadium Reconfiguration

    Quote Originally Posted by yankees2010 View Post
    I cannot find the article online, but didn't the teams both get the stadium at the same time because each felt that if the other teams park was built first, the city would run out of money or not follow through and the other would be stuck as a tenant or in an old stadium for years? Or was that just sports talk from fans?

    Also weren't these drawings were done by the Bronx president at the time, when both the yankees and Rudy were still focused on Manhattan ?(thank God that never happened)
    Quote Originally Posted by ymike673 View Post
    I believe you are right. I seem to remember reading something to that effect. The Manhattan Stadium was really never an issue . It was planned more for a possible Olympics and then for the Jets. Early in 2001 there was a preliminary announcement of a new Yankees and Mets parks and the Yankees park was in the current location but would have had a retractable roof.
    The City built Shea Stadium for the Mets back in 1962 in order for the City to be awarded a National League expansion team. When the City bought Yankee Stadium and renovated it in the 70's, the deal was contingent upon the Mets getting the next "new" stadium before the Yankees.

    Obviously, by the end of the 90's, both facilities were reaching the end of their economic usefulness, but per the agreement, the Mets were first in line for City funding. So Rudy brokered the deal where both teams got a new ballpark.

    The Mets new stadium concept originally included a retractable roof with a roll-out grass field. I don't recall any concepts where the Yankees played indoors (or with a moonroof).

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    Re: New Yankee Stadium Reconfiguration

    Quote Originally Posted by dstoffa View Post
    The City built Shea Stadium for the Mets back in 1962 in order for the City to be awarded a National League expansion team. When the City bought Yankee Stadium and renovated it in the 70's, the deal was contingent upon the Mets getting the next "new" stadium before the Yankees.

    Obviously, by the end of the 90's, both facilities were reaching the end of their economic usefulness, but per the agreement, the Mets were first in line for City funding. So Rudy brokered the deal where both teams got a new ballpark.

    The Mets new stadium concept originally included a retractable roof with a roll-out grass field. I don't recall any concepts where the Yankees played indoors (or with a moonroof).




    Both the new Yankee Stadium (and the Mets' Citi Field) were originally designed to have retractable roofs. One of Rudolph Guliani's last acts as mayor of New York was to earmark public money to build both new stadiums. However, Michael Bloomberg immediately reversed that

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    Both the new Yankee Stadium (and the Mets' Citi Field) were originally designed to have retractable roofs. One of Rudolph Guliani's last acts as mayor of New York was to earmark public money to build both new stadiums. However, Michael Bloomberg immediately reversed that
    I stand corrected. I don't recall seeing that model, but seeing that picture is good enough for me.

    I wonder if there was a two-for-one deal with the model creation, because the Yankees model looks VERY similar to the Mets one.

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    Re: New Yankee Stadium Reconfiguration

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee-1 View Post



    Both the new Yankee Stadium (and the Mets' Citi Field) were originally designed to have retractable roofs. One of Rudolph Guliani's last acts as mayor of New York was to earmark public money to build both new stadiums. However, Michael Bloomberg immediately reversed that
    What happened on 9/11 killed the original Stadium plans. Spending public funds for two Stadiums over other more pressing needs made no sense at all. I remember when the city made the deal with the Yankees in 1971 and never saw anything about the Mets being next in line for a new Stadium. The Mets and Jets got their city built Stadium and the Yankees got a renovated one.

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