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Old August 17th, 2008, 04:26 PM   #101
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^ except for the fact that Yankee Stadium's structure and design looks like a piece of shit, something that cant be fixed
Unfortunately, Mr. Steinbrenner doesn't give a hoot about what your think, the only thing that matters is what he thinks is best.
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Sorry, not impressed at all. 10, 000 less upper deck seats does not sit well with many around here. The roof is to shallow, the original stadium had the roof extend nearly to the front of ther upper tier.
That is a gripe I have with many new baseball stadiums. It seem as if they put more an overhang for some faux ornamentation then a really roof. U.S. Cellular in Chicago did this when they refurbished the upper deck a few years ago. Off the top of my head it seems the new Cardinals stadium and San Fran's park do this as well.
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Old August 17th, 2008, 05:49 PM   #103
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one of the reasons they dont put a full extending roof on it because of lighting. The farther back they are set the better the lighting is. If the roof covered all of the upper deck the lights arent set at a good angle to the field.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 08:18 AM   #105
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one of the reasons they dont put a full extending roof on it because of lighting. The farther back they are set the better the lighting is. If the roof covered all of the upper deck the lights arent set at a good angle to the field.
Do you mean for the players or the fans? I dunno, it seems to work for Wrigley just fine. If anything it can be irritating having lights that are to close to the stands. When I went to the current Yankee stadium I found that irritating sitting on the upper deck because you look right across the from you and the lights are near your line of vision which can be irritating.
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Do you mean for the players or the fans? I dunno, it seems to work for Wrigley just fine. If anything it can be irritating having lights that are to close to the stands. When I went to the current Yankee stadium I found that irritating sitting on the upper deck because you look right across the from you and the lights are near your line of vision which can be irritating.
At the same time, Yankee Stadium is widely considered to be one of the best lit stadiums (if not the best lit one), while Wrigley is widely considered to be one of the worst lit stadiums. Both players and experts alike have always said YS is lit up extremely well, while Wrigley can get extremely dark in certain areas of the field, and at certain angles.
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when night games became a part of the game new stadiums were built without as much of a roof because the lighting was more convenient. With roofs covering the whole upper deck the lights had to shine almost straight down. Having them set a little farther back at a shallower angle is better for the players.
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They should have let George Costanza design the joint. He used to pretend to be an architect.
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The Yankees offered Yankee Stadium (the current one, obviously) as a venue for the 1994 World Cup (it can fit a soccer pitch), since it's in New York as oppose to Giants Stadium being in New Jersey.

The then mayor of New York and the USSF told them no.

It would have gained another honor as the only stadium to host both World Cup and World Series games had it happened.
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That is a gripe I have with many new baseball stadiums. It seem as if they put more an overhang for some faux ornamentation then a really roof. U.S. Cellular in Chicago did this when they refurbished the upper deck a few years ago. Off the top of my head it seems the new Cardinals stadium and San Fran's park do this as well.
Roofs over the stands in baseball stadiums are just that: ornamentation. They're not really necessary. Why? Because baseball cannot be played in rainy weather. As soon as it starts raining games are suspended. Plus on sunny days if you have big overhanging roofs, they project a shade onto the field that is very bothersome for the players.
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Roofs over the stands in baseball stadiums are just that: ornamentation. They're not really necessary. Why? Because baseball cannot be played in rainy weather. As soon as it starts raining games are suspended. Plus on sunny days if you have big overhanging roofs, they project a shade onto the field that is very bothersome for the players.

I disagree, I love the option of sitting at Wrigley in the upper deck for three hours in mid-July when it is brutally hot out. Shade can make it a much more pleasant experience for spectators in the summer and for those who want sun there are bleachers or one half of the stadium often times.

I remember going to games at U.S. Cellular before they had kind of roof and it was often brutality hot and uncomfortable during day games and you would get glare in your eyes during night games if you sat in the upper deck.
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The Yankees offered Yankee Stadium (the current one, obviously) as a venue for the 1994 World Cup (it can fit a soccer pitch), since it's in New York as oppose to Giants Stadium being in New Jersey.

The then mayor of New York and the USSF told them no.

It would have gained another honor as the only stadium to host both World Cup and World Series games had it happened.
Yes I do remember reading about this. Ever since this plan was rejected the Yankees had been pushing for a new stadium.
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I disagree, I love the option of sitting at Wrigley in the upper deck for three hours in mid-July when it is brutally hot out. Shade can make it a much more pleasant experience for spectators in the summer and for those who want sun there are bleachers or one half of the stadium often times.

I remember going to games at U.S. Cellular before they had kind of roof and it was often brutality hot and uncomfortable during day games and you would get glare in your eyes during night games if you sat in the upper deck.
The only problem in today's world of suites and television, most games are played at night. The corporate world doesn't take kindly to day baseball. Since the sun is on the horizon, and night falls quickly, roofs to block the sun aren't as important anymore.
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The old one looks more imposing to me. At least exterior-wise.
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The only problem in today's world of suites and television, most games are played at night. The corporate world doesn't take kindly to day baseball. Since the sun is on the horizon, and night falls quickly, roofs to block the sun aren't as important anymore.

Roofs make the stadium noise louder, that's another advantage of a roof.
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Roofs make the stadium noise louder, that's another advantage of a roof.
agreed immensely.
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The Yankees offered Yankee Stadium (the current one, obviously) as a venue for the 1994 World Cup (it can fit a soccer pitch), since it's in New York as oppose to Giants Stadium being in New Jersey.

The then mayor of New York and the USSF told them no.

It would have gained another honor as the only stadium to host both World Cup and World Series games had it happened.
They also wanted to have the last event at the Stadium be a Rangers game in the NHL's winter classic game.
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The Yankees offered Yankee Stadium (the current one, obviously) as a venue for the 1994 World Cup (it can fit a soccer pitch), since it's in New York as oppose to Giants Stadium being in New Jersey.

The then mayor of New York and the USSF told them no.

It would have gained another honor as the only stadium to host both World Cup and World Series games had it happened.
Some more info aboot this.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...56C0A967958260

and

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...5BC0A967958260
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