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MPJohnny5 01-03-2010 09:16 AM

Mets willing and able to Host Winter Classic
 
http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/more_...b6uk5yagrg6GMO

This would be great!

bubba5 01-03-2010 09:20 AM

Noooooo, baseball venues are the worst viewing experience you can have for a hockey game.

SingnBluesOnBroadway 01-03-2010 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by bubba5 (Post 22979042)
Noooooo, baseball venues are the worst viewing experience you can have for a hockey game.

And they have been in two small stadiums.

BroadwayBlues 01-03-2010 09:26 AM

Eh Islanders would be in the game not the Rangers. CitiField/Queens/Long Island is Islander territory.

SingnBluesOnBroadway 01-03-2010 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by BroadwayBlues (Post 22979087)
Eh Islanders would be in the game not the Rangers. CitiField/Queens/Long Island is Islander territory.

I'm sure that plenty of Ranger fans would make that trip.

And Torts could make the team take the 7 train out to the game!

N9Y4R 01-03-2010 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway (Post 22979106)
I'm sure that plenty of Ranger fans would make that trip.

And Torts could make the team take the 7 train out to the game!

Haha, classic!

Crease 01-03-2010 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by BroadwayBlues (Post 22979087)
Eh Islanders would be in the game not the Rangers. CitiField/Queens/Long Island is Islander territory.

I'm pretty confident the Rangers would still be the New York team representing the WC if it was played at CitiField. Not sure why the Bronx is any more "Ranger Country" than Queens would be.

Regardless, now that Yankee Stadium is hosting a Bowl game on New Years Day, I think the Rangers will be the away team in a WC if they are involved. I could see Capitals vs. Rangers in DC.

ANTC 01-03-2010 09:37 AM

islanders vs rangers at citi

BroadwayBlues 01-03-2010 09:40 AM

CitiField is possible but doubtful. Don't think the NHL wants two local teams. One local and one out of market. Bettman wants to put Ovechkin in it. So Caps are a guarantee imo. Who the host and local team is, is up in the air.

Crease 01-03-2010 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by ANTC (Post 22979169)
islanders vs rangers at citi

Not high enough TV ratings. May be interesting to the New York Market, but it won't capture another big market.

N9Y4R 01-03-2010 09:43 AM

Rangers, Leafs, Habs, Caps, two of these teams I believe will be in the WC next year.

BPD 01-03-2010 09:52 AM

Citi field has sight line issues. A lot of fans would be very, very pissed to buy tickets and only see half the game....literally.

SingnBluesOnBroadway 01-03-2010 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by BroadwayBlues (Post 22979187)
CitiField is possible but doubtful. Don't think the NHL wants two local teams.

So how does that rule Citi Field out?

skymachine 01-03-2010 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by BPD (Post 22979271)
Citi field has sight line issues. A lot of fans would be very, very pissed to buy tickets and only see half the game....literally.

Sight line issues for Baseball. Meaning in certain locations (definitely in the outfield) you can't see the field directly below you, which will not be anywhere near the potential rink location. If anything, the closer feel to the action one has at Citi would probably be better for hockey, compared to other ballparks.

BroadwayBlues 01-03-2010 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by BPD (Post 22979271)
Citi field has sight line issues. A lot of fans would be very, very pissed to buy tickets and only see half the game....literally.

It's very cavernous. Folks will have a hard time seeing the ice from the outfield.
I heard some say CF is better option then YS because the seats are closer. That's incorrect. Followed the construction of both parks closely. I think some people are misguided when they talk about new YS seats not being close enough to the field. The sight lines are pretty good. The biggest complaint before fans experienced it was the split upper deck. But the view is just as good if not better then the old place.

Ranger Angst 01-03-2010 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by N9Y4R (Post 22979207)
Rangers, Leafs, Habs, Caps, two of these teams I believe will be in the WC next year.

Forget the Canadian teams - the winter classic is geared towards the American audience therefore you need 2 American teams. Washingtin vs Rangers would be great.

BroadwayBlues 01-03-2010 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway (Post 22979286)
So how does that rule Citi Field out?

Doubtful in the sense of the Islanders hosting. I haven't heard anything since this thing started that suggest Bettman wants it either at Citi and/or the Islanders hosting.

Crease 01-03-2010 10:13 AM

Frankly I'd rather the Winter Classic be played in a football stadium, which are perfect for hosting outdoor hockey games.

SingnBluesOnBroadway 01-03-2010 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by BroadwayBlues (Post 22979412)
Doubtful in the sense of the Islanders hosting. I haven't heard anything since this thing started that suggest Bettman wants it either at Citi and/or the Islanders hosting.

Unless the league feels that Tavares is going to join the ranks of Malkin, Crosby, Ovechkin.

D713B 01-03-2010 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by BroadwayBlues (Post 22979377)
It's very cavernous. Folks will have a hard time seeing the ice from the outfield.
I heard some say CF is better option then YS because the seats are closer. That's incorrect. Followed the construction of both parks closely. I think some people are misguided when they talk about new YS seats not being close enough to the field. The sight lines are pretty good. The biggest complaint before fans experienced it was the split upper deck. But the view is just as good if not better then the old place.

You're right, YS was built with other events in mind and the seating positions reflect that. Each seat is angled towards the middle of the field, making it ideal for hosting both baseball and football. A hockey rink would take the same position on the field as a football field. I can't speak for Citi field, but I know YS was set up with events such as this in mind.

Crease 01-03-2010 10:17 AM

Yankee Stadium would work just fine, but aren't they hosting a Bowl Game on New Years Day now?

BroadwayBlues 01-03-2010 10:18 AM

Here's my guess: Rangers vs Caps 1-1-11, somewhere in New York.

D713B 01-03-2010 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Crease (Post 22979483)
Yankee Stadium would work just fine, but aren't they hosting a Bowl Game on New Years Day now?

The preliminary date is 12/29/10.

Crease 01-03-2010 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by D713B (Post 22979516)
The preliminary date is 12/29/10.

A Bowl Game any day in December effectively rules out the possibility of getting a rink up and ready by New Years Day, doesn't it?

bubba5 01-03-2010 10:27 AM

if the old Giants stadium is still up, that would be the best scenrio.


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