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- Aug 24, 2011
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Baseball is an outdoor game.Pinstripe Bowl... why not call it what it is, Yankee Bowl. Speaking of that..what were they thinking when they didn't put a dome there? The largest sports market on the planet and you can't afford to put a retractable dome up yet they build one in Toronto? Dallas? Phoenix? Come on! NYC ought to be embarrassed that some yahoo from Texas can put up a state of the art retractable dome but you can't. You don't deserve a bowl game.
That was never going to happen. That stadium went more than $1/4 billion over initial construction projections before tehy broke ground. A permanent dome (something the Giants were fully against as they view a large part of their identity as being an elements team) would have been an additional $100 mm. A retractable dome (something Woody Johnson looked into as his west side stadium plan was for a domed stadium) was more than triple the cost of a permanent dome. Johnson was not going to foot the entire bill for the retractable dome and the Giants weren't going to agree to a retractable dome without assurances from the NFL that they would never be forced to close the roof for a Giants home game (the biggest concern was that a playoff home field advantage could be lost if the NFL forced them to close the roof in late December or January).I think he's referring to the new Meadowlands, and the Jets stadium in Manhattan that was not to be. Would have been nice, but a lot more $$$.