Giants Stadium: Now Without Walls

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Good morning again all.  Yesterday I set out to Giants Stadium once again.  Now, I did not know what to expect when I got there.  I started as I always do in Lot B.  The one that faces Route 3 and the Giants practice facility.  I snapped some pictures from that side and saw there was not much that had changed.  The minute I got to the side that faces 120, WOW!  There was not a small hole in it like last week, but a large gaping hole that is about 12% of the stadium’s facade.  You can see everything now.  Where the seats were, where you would walk along the inside, as well as right through the box seat windows.

I drove around on some roads I know I should not have been on, but did anyway.  All the press and media seem to cover is the new stadium and al its bells and whistles.  What about the old one so many memories still remain?  It is coming down right next to it and no one seems to care.  Texas Stadium had one last tailgate for their fans to show appreciation.  Did the New York Jets, Giants, or even the NJSEA offer that to the faithful Meadowlands Minions who came to the stadium every Sunday?  No, they didn’t.  Fact is all the attention is going to the new facility while the one just sits there waiting for its demise.  Pretty sad if you ask me.  I go back every week because I want everyone to remember what a great stadium it was.  It was the stadium for the fans.  The new one is more for friends of the teams, corporate groups, business partners, corporate sponsors, Woody’s friends, or anyone else with a disposable income.

I am not bitter, far from it.  I just feel the true blue collar fans got the short end of the stick.  If my father was alive, I would be taking him on every trip I make to the stadium.  He would sit there, gaze over and bring up all the stories of us at the stadium.  As I would be driving around looking for the perfect shot he would sit there smiling and laughing at our adventure together.  I keep my father in the back of my mind to remind me why I do this.  Everyone should see and know what is happening to the old stadium.  I will have more pictures up tonight once I water mark them.  Finally figured out how to do that.  For now, enjoy and remember.

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  1. My Springston says:

    Hi There, I just spent a little time reading through your posts, which I found entirely by mistake whilst researching one of my projects. Please continue to write more because it’s unusual that someone has something interesting to say about this. Will be waiting for more!

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  2. Frank says:

    Great stuff, i too have been going over to the Stadium and taking pix and thinking back to all the times me, my brother and our best friend Richie would go to Giants games,Generals and concerts. Richie passed away to early at 28, back in 1992 so every time we would go we knew he was there on the 50 yard line taking in the game. With the Stadium coming down a big piece of our youth is also going down, so i’m trying to take it all in as much as i can till there is nothing left, i also purchased 2 sets of seats ,so i have a piece of my old stadium in my house and also in my back yard. Keep up with the updates, thanks, Frank

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  3. Dave Levy says:

    Frank. Thanks for coming by. Unfortunately, I have been “banned” from going back to take pictures. I mention it in some article here. Told there “were too many pictures on the internet”. Took pics of my car and license plate. Sucks they will not really allow fans to get up close. Have to go at times no one is there. Best times to go.

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