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thomas35forever
12-06-2010, 04:34 PM
Per Ed Sherman today:
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/section/blogs?blogID=business-of-sports&plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3af5555513-c950-4657-a93a-80db16fdf4adPost%3af9a2f9ac-4a69-4d89-9d20-85df3a60ac4e&plckCommentSortOrder=TimeStampAscending&sid=sitelife.chicagobusiness.com

cards press box
12-06-2010, 06:08 PM
The Tribune's Steve Chapman has advanced the same argument (http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-11-18/sports/ct-oped-1118-chapman-20101118_1_chairman-tom-ricketts-wrigley-field-diehard-cubs-fans).

FielderJones
12-06-2010, 10:14 PM
I found it funny that one of the comments claimed the Cubs would sell out the Cell if they played their games there during the construction. I guess that guy doesn't realize how many people at Wrigley are fans of the park, not the team (especially a rebuilding Cubs team).

samurai_sox
12-07-2010, 12:39 AM
I found it funny that one of the comments claimed the Cubs would sell out the Cell if they played their games there during the construction. I guess that guy doesn't realize how many people at Wrigley are fans of the park, not the team (especially a rebuilding Cubs team).

I'm not surprised by this. Cubs "fans" value attendance and popularity over actual accomplishment.

g0g0
12-07-2010, 08:58 AM
I say tear it down. I can care less about the stadium as a fan. The problem with Wrigley is it doomed itself by becoming so popular that everything was built up around it. No one would give them space to rebuild in the area IMO. It would actually be refreshing if they lost their Wrigleyville peeps because then they could actually focus on winning.

tstrike2000
12-08-2010, 08:17 AM
The case for it to be torn down is that it's a very old pee-hole.

ChiSoxGirl
12-08-2010, 08:32 AM
The case for it to be torn down is that it's a very old pee-hole.

:roflmao: That's some classic Brian right there.

DumpJerry
12-08-2010, 08:40 AM
Keep it up. Keep it as it is. They (the fans) seem to like it as it is, why change?

Fenway
12-08-2010, 08:48 AM
The case for it to be torn down is that it's a very old pee-hole.


The Red Sox went with option 1 which was renovate (285 Million)

BUT their options were limited as once Frank McCourt sold his land in the Seaport area to Rupert Murdoch there was no available land anywhere near downtown

They looked at playing in Foxborough or Boston College for a year but the baseball layout would have been a joke.

Now the Sox have bought a lot of land adjacent to Fenway but still don't have a full footprint to build a new park so we stuck with Fenway for another 20-30 years.

http://goo.gl/maps/CCHH

Yankee Stadium simply took over a City of NY park to build.

ewokpelts
12-08-2010, 11:03 AM
The Red Sox went with option 1 which was renovate (285 Million)

BUT their options were limited as once Frank McCourt sold his land in the Seaport area to Rupert Murdoch there was no available land anywhere near downtown

They looked at playing in Foxborough or Boston College for a year but the baseball layout would have been a joke.

Now the Sox have bought a lot of land adjacent to Fenway but still don't have a full footprint to build a new park so we stuck with Fenway for another 20-30 years.

http://goo.gl/maps/CCHH

Yankee Stadium simply took over a City of NY park to build.two questions.

1. didnt fenway's rennovations also improve the structural integrity of the park, making a long term stay easier to swallow?

and 2. i assume the yankees did a land swap with NY? that Yankee Stadium II'S land is meant to replace the park space they took for Yankee Stadium III?

Fenway
12-08-2010, 11:12 AM
two questions.

1. didnt fenway's rennovations also improve the structural integrity of the park, making a long term stay easier to swallow?

and 2. i assume the yankees did a land swap with NY? that Yankee Stadium II'S land is meant to replace the park space they took for Yankee Stadium III?

They hired MIT experts who said the foundation was solid....and there is a new roof to support all the new seats.

This google maps pic shows how the land where the old stadium was is now vacant

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=yankee+stadium+bronx,+ny&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=23.403932,53.876953&ie=UTF8&hq=New+York+Yankees:+Executive+Office&hnear=New+York+Yankees:+Executive+Office,+1+E+161s t+and+River+Ave,+Bronx,+New+York+10451&ll=40.827644,-73.926058&spn=0.005439,0.013154&t=h&z=16

Fenway
12-08-2010, 03:09 PM
Of course we almost lost Fenway (and Boston Garden) in 1964...

This almost was built

http://bythebanksoftherivercharles.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-south-station-almost-became-home-of.html