Person of the Week: Yankee Stadium

"The important thing that occurred on that day was that it was nationally televised and people across the country saw this brand of football," explained Morante. "Up until that point, it was college football that was [watched by] the eye of the American people."

The stadium hosted the first papal mass on U.S. soil, and events by Pope John Paul II in 1979 and Pope Benedict XIV in April 2008, and has welcomed many presidents, preachers and pop stars.

They are building a new stadium across the street. However, many in the neighborhood aren't happy about it.

"They are going to have to blast me out," threatened Nick Testa, Yankees equipment assistant.

"This here is the hallowed ground. Not across the street, but here," said Madden. "Here is where the monuments were. Here is where all these championships were won, on this field."

Jeter is a bit more sanguine.

"I am going to miss Yankee Stadium. I'd be lying to you if I said I wasn't," he said. "Then, on the other hand, you're pretty excited to go to the new stadium.  And, you know, it's up to us to develop a history over there." 

-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 5843322. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 5843322. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 5843322. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 5843322. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 5843322.
Page
  • 1
  • |
  • 2
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...