Report: Yankees closer to deal for new stadium
What, is Mariano Rivera now in the real estate business? (Ba-dum bum.)
Seriously, if I were a Yankee fan this would piss me off. Hell, I'm not a Yankee fan and it still pisses me off. One great thing about the old parks is you get to think about all the greats who played right there. And Yankee Stadium has had more greats than anybody. And it's not like the old stadium is dilapidated or lacking in amenities.
On the other hand, given that they want to move, they're doing it in maybe the best way possible. Paying for all of it ($800M), so no taxpayer money will be spent, except for parkland and a new train station, which are both worthy projects given the neighborhood.
Still, it all seems a little too perfect right now. Yanksees Prez Randy Levine: "We expect this project to be one that is supported by all." Yeah right, good luck with that.