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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.