June 09, 2005

In the Wake of the Jets' Stadium Defeat ...

Mark Kleiman wonders how New York will ever survive - "Now it's doomed to be nothing but the financial and cultural capital of the world. And all that land will have to be used for housing or open space or commercial development or something else much less vital than a stadium to be used eight times a year."

It's funny because it's true (yay!).

Posted by armand at June 9, 2005 12:02 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Sports


as an inveterate mets fan who necessarily despises shea stadium, and notwithstanding my prior support of the west side stadium plan, i'll take the alternative with a smile, even if it means that the mets might have to play the 2012 season in yankee stadium.

Posted by: joshua at June 13, 2005 10:05 AM | PERMALINK

Well, I hate to commit myself before reading this more, but my initial reaction is to strongly agree with you. This seems much more workable. And if the goal was ever (even partially) to revitalize an area through businesses surrounding a stadium - this makes more sense to me. And it leaves the possibility (I'm probably be WAY to hopeful, but a guy can dream) of promoting more affordable housing in Manhattan. Plus, of course, I support anything that raises the Mets and lowers the Yankees.

I still don't think New York is at all likely to get the 2012 games though.

Posted by: Armand at June 13, 2005 10:25 AM | PERMALINK
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