: Larry Brooks:
Mets willing and able to Host Winter Classic
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01-03-2010, 03:29 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Complete pipe dream, but imagine if for the rangers the game was played at the Yale Bowl.
Remember, the New York Giants played there for two full seasons in the late 70s when Yankee stadium kicked them out. Wouldn't be completely unreasonable for fans to make the trek.
Also, it keeps the mystique of the venues chosen. Without thinking too heavily about Ralph Wilson stadium in Buffalo, both Wrigley and Fenway are two of sports' most renowned stadiums. Each of them are intertwined with the fabric of American sports. The ante has been upped. Having a game at CitiField lessens some of the aura of the Winter Classic if it is played at a field that has relatively no significance to the American sports landscape that the Winter Classic is trying to edge itself back into.
The Yale Bowl is the first modern American stadium, and is not used in the winter.
Not too mention, you'd be rewarding the state of CT for having some of the highest Winter Classic Neilson Ratings.
Yeah, I know it's a bit absurd, but on some levels it does work.
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