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   Undertoad  Monday Feb 2 01:32 PM

2/2/2004: End of the Vet



Thanks to Tux, who sent this along. These days there are a lot of new stadiums going up and, usually, this is followed by implosion video of the old stadium getting blown to smithereens in a minute's time. In the case of Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium, this will happen soon. They have taken out and sold all the seats and anything else that can be auctioned off, and that will happen Friday.

At this point, they're trying to pre-demolish anything that they can, in order to reduce the amount of dust that's generated by the implosion. There is a little bit of asbestos concern, as there is with almost any old building. So they are reducing the interior before blowing it up. This interior stuff gets sent to a landfill, where its value in memories will certainly be lost.

Hopefully, the cat from Section 207 won't be part of that dust.

Some of us have a lot of memories in that dust.




ladysycamore  Monday Feb 2 02:10 PM

sad..

Even though I'm not a native, I still have sad feelings about seeing those pics. I know that the stadium hold a special place for Philly sportsfans.

Apparently, I missed the implosion of Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, and I'm not happy about that...I had fond memories of the 3 Orioles games that I attended there.



blue58  Monday Feb 2 02:36 PM

Yes, it's good to be a Packer fan, we have a beautiful new facility, but the "bowl" is still basically City Stadium from 1956 I think.



mlandman  Monday Feb 2 03:57 PM

new packer stadium

Pity the season opener in the brand new stadium was a lopsided loss to the division rival Vikings. Would have been nice to have everybody there go home happy.

-mike



Leah  Monday Feb 2 04:17 PM

Was there a huge fault with that stadium? Why are they pulling down a perfectly good looking stadium and spending more money to put up a new one??????



Leah  Monday Feb 2 04:19 PM

Was there a huge fault with this stadium?
Why spend all that money pulling down a perfectly ok stadium and spending even more money building a new one???



Cain  Monday Feb 2 06:54 PM

What are they gonna do with them bigscreen tv's? Shit, one of them would look alright in my place



Griff  Monday Feb 2 07:48 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Leah
Was there a huge fault with that stadium? Why are they pulling down a perfectly good looking stadium and spending more money to put up a new one??????
The taxpayers had money and the team owners have political power.


elSicomoro  Monday Feb 2 07:51 PM

Leah, are you referring to the one pictured here (Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia) or Lambeau Field in Green Bay?

As far as the Vet, it was poorly maintained and falling apart. In addition, it is a multi-purpose stadium (baseball and football) in an era that doesn't look favorably upon them anymore.

Incidentally, after the demolition of the Vet, the only two "cookie cutters" left will be RFK Stadium in Washington (where the Expos will play temporarily if they move there in 2005) and Busch Stadium in St. Louis (to be torn down in 2006).



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Feb 2 09:30 PM

That's OK, Leah. The new one was only half a Billion dollars. And I love contributing to it.



elSicomoro  Monday Feb 2 09:33 PM

No choice, Bruce...like the city and state were going to let them move. Philadelphia is bad enough with the Eagles...imagine them NOT being here.



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Feb 2 11:09 PM

I wouldn't miss the extortionists for a minute. I can get all the football I want on cable and I wouldn't have to put up with all the wailing and gnashing when they lose.



elSicomoro  Monday Feb 2 11:16 PM

No, you'd just have to put up with the wailing and gnashing because we didn't have a team.



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Feb 2 11:26 PM

We don't have a *team*, now.



elSicomoro  Monday Feb 2 11:28 PM

Do you always look at the glass half-empty?



stlbob  Tuesday Feb 3 07:14 AM

Take it from someone who went without a football team for awhile, if you could call Bill Bidwell's Cardinals a football team, you'll miss them if they were gone. In addition, it is cheaper to keep her than to go buy a new team and bring them to town later on. Man, we got reamed by the NFL over the Ram's move here from California!



CharlieG  Tuesday Feb 3 07:56 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by sycamore
...snip...
Incidentally, after the demolition of the Vet, the only two "cookie cutters" left will be RFK Stadium in Washington (where the Expos will play temporarily if they move there in 2005) and Busch Stadium in St. Louis (to be torn down in 2006).
Make that 3

Shea (Mets)


elSicomoro  Tuesday Feb 3 06:54 PM

I haven't heard or seen Shea referred to as a cookie cutter, nor should it be. The horseshoe shape makes it stand out from the others.



elSicomoro  Tuesday Feb 3 06:57 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by stlbob
Take it from someone who went without a football team for awhile, if you could call Bill Bidwell's Cardinals a football team, you'll miss them if they were gone. In addition, it is cheaper to keep her than to go buy a new team and bring them to town later on. Man, we got reamed by the NFL over the Ram's move here from California!
I dunno though, Bob...I didn't like the cost either, but I think it was worth it now. We have an owner and front office that really wants to win, and is no longer afraid to open up the checkbook (though the salary cap could hurt us this year).


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Feb 3 08:24 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by stlbob
Take it from someone who went without a football team for awhile, if you could call Bill Bidwell's Cardinals a football team, you'll miss them if they were gone. In addition, it is cheaper to keep her than to go buy a new team and bring them to town later on. Man, we got reamed by the NFL over the Ram's move here from California!
I've lived a lot of places without a Pro Football team. Didn't miss them for a moment. There are thousands of College/High School/Semi-Pro games going on every weekend that provide better football and better entertainment than these overpaid prima donnas.


CharlieG  Tuesday Feb 3 08:33 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by sycamore
I haven't heard or seen Shea referred to as a cookie cutter, nor should it be. The horseshoe shape makes it stand out from the others.
It's really a round, with 1/4 of it missing. Frankly, it's a sucky stadium. The Yankees get their stadium rebuilt in the late 70s (while playing at Shea), and now want their stadium rebuilt again, at city expense. In the mean time, the Mets are having trouble getting permission to build at their own expense

Gad, I can remember going to games there in the late 70s, early 80s, where you would buy top level tickets, and they wouldn't LET you go up there to sit - the seats were in such bad shape - you usually got moved to a field level box, or at worst, a loge seat

I haven't gone in about 2 years - too darned expensive to take 4 people (2 adults, 2 kids)


elSicomoro  Tuesday Feb 3 09:02 PM

I thought the plan for the Mets was to build a park similar to Ebbets Field next door to Shea...is that not happening?



CharlieG  Tuesday Feb 3 09:18 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by sycamore
I thought the plan for the Mets was to build a park similar to Ebbets Field next door to Shea...is that not happening?
They are having a lot of problems doing that. The problem is that to make it pay, plus to have parking, they really need to grab a bunch of the neighborhood that is right beyond right field - It's about 50% junkyards, but there are a few other semi major businesses - an Iron Works, a provisions house, a few major construction companies, the city's major supplier of sawdust (gee, think I know the neighborhood? I used to work down there). The business owners have their politcal act together, and know all the tricks to stop the new stadium - environmental law, the fact that they employ a large minority contingent, etc. They have been delaying a new stadium now for about 25 years! (The first thing that was supposed to be built was a dual use dome - for the Mets and the USFL Generals (gives you an idea of the time frame)

Let's put it this way - don't hold your breath - the next stadium that'll get built is the Nets in Brooklyn, then the New Yankee/Jets stadium over the West Side Subway yards - both are "Hot" ideas. Bringing a pro sport back to Brooklyn, and bringing the Jets back to NYC from the Meadowlands, plus keep the Yankees, who are the political darlings here in NY, and George know how to play city hall. The Mets have never figured that out. They have been, and will always be "the second team" - aka, they are not the fabled Yankees. Takes a certain resignation to be a Mets fan, and get your face rubbed in it by the Yankees all the time. My response is to let me know when the AL starts playing baseball


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Feb 3 09:30 PM

Quote:
The business owners have their politcal act together, and know all the tricks to stop the new stadium - environmental law, the fact that they employ a large minority contingent, etc. They have been delaying a new stadium now for about 25 years!
How could those selfish people worry about their businesses at the expense of some billionaire team owner.


CharlieG  Tuesday Feb 3 09:46 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by xoxoxoBruce
How could those selfish people worry about their businesses at the expense of some billionaire team owner.
Not calling them selfish - I can't blame them (Heck, I worked for one of them for 6 years, my Mom for about 15 or 20). He just asked what the status is. I'm just saying they know all the right strings to pull. Not saying that pulling strings is wrong - that's part of life. Heck, if I was in their place, I'd do the same thing. A lot of what is down there has no other plase in the county to go. I can see both sides of it. The business men down there get screwed 6 ways to Sunday - the city won't put in sewers or sidewalks because "the stadium is coming" - not's of other problems - it was the dumping ground fo Queens for a long time. The city doesn't provide proper services down there - if something gets dumped, the Sanitation dept won't pick it up. It's crazy, and a catch 22


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Feb 3 10:27 PM

No problem, Charlie. I was just commenting (sarcastically) on the team owners propensity for crushing their neighbors for profit. Bush did a number on the neighbors of his baseball stadium and when the courts ruled it illegal, the taxpayers got screwed again.



stlbob  Tuesday Feb 3 10:40 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by sycamore


I dunno though, Bob...I didn't like the cost either, but I think it was worth it now. We have an owner and front office that really wants to win, and is no longer afraid to open up the checkbook (though the salary cap could hurt us this year).
You are absolutely right, of course. The cost was worth it the second that they won the Super Bowl in '99. I didn't pay for it though. I was too poor to afford the $500 and up for a PSL (personal seat license) so that I could have the priviledge of purchasing tickets to the game. I'm sure I paid my share in increased taxes.

Quote:
Originally posted by xoxoxoBruce
I've lived a lot of places without a Pro Football team. Didn't miss them for a moment. There are thousands of College/High School/Semi-Pro games going on every weekend that provide better football and better entertainment than these overpaid prima donnas.
Some of the best (read most fun) games I have ever watched were the kids games that I just dropped in on. There was a Khorey (how do you spell that?) League field in the middle of a town that I used to live close by (Valley Park). The street went right by the park and I used to stop and watch the baseball games if I had the time. You can't beat the genuine excitement on a kid's face when he connects with the ball. I would prefer watching those games to Cardinal games downtown. I think I understand what you mean Bruce!


elSicomoro  Tuesday Feb 3 10:47 PM

Bob, where are you at now in the St. Louis area?



dar512  Wednesday Feb 4 11:16 AM

More important, what high school did you go to?



stlbob  Thursday Feb 5 02:23 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by sycamore
Bob, where are you at now in the St. Louis area?
My wife, two kids and I live in High Ridge and I went to Northwest H.S. in House Springs a long, long time ago.


dar512  Thursday Feb 5 03:23 PM

Long shot, but did you know the Phillips family?



stlbob  Friday Feb 6 06:16 PM

I know Chuck P. and a Deana P



elSicomoro  Friday Feb 6 10:03 PM

DISCLAIMER: St. Louis is a city of 2.6 million people. We do NOT all know each other...I swear.



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