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02-26-2013, 09:21 AM
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patnyrnyg
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Originally Posted by blamebettman View Post
Not a chance. Woody Johnson has more $$$ than the Mara's and Tisch's and couldn't get it built! The Johnson family itself is worth 13 bil which is worth more than many owners COMBINED!
Wasn't just about money. Robert Tisch made a lot of friends in NYC the last few years of his life. He built new football fields for every HS in NYC that wanted one. Gave the AD's a blank check for the field to be re-done, bleachers repaired/replaced/built, storage sheds to be built, lockerrooms to be built near the field, concession stands. I ref HS ball in the city and was told all about the process. He was a well known and respected philanthropist, and his pull would have got it done.

If it was just about the money, Johnson would have likely had a football stadium built out at shea.

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