Well, today I ventured back to the place I was told i could not go back to. I could go back, just not take pictures. But I did take pictures today. I know what I said before. I knew I could not go back onto the premises to take pictures. But no one said anything about taking pictures from off the premises. I just went to the same location s I went to when I first started taking pictures. I had been thinking about it for a few weeks now. Others found it ludicrous that someone could actually be told they could no longer take pictures. There was no law being broken. Just an unwritten one they put into place themselves. Wanted to keep fans, especially people like me away.
I went over to a friend’s today to pick up the camera. Billy Tooma has been gracious enough to lt me borrow it when I need it. I was going to use it this Saturday for the NJ Revolutions vs Harrisburg Stampede indoor football game at the Sun Center in Trenton, NJ. Kick off is 7:30. But Billy and I had been mulling over the idea about going back and taking long distance shots with the telephoto lens. I really did not think the Skanska supervisor was going to come all the way across Route 3 on his ATV. I would be lying if I said my heart was not racing driving over. The spots I was in on and off the highway made it easy not to be seen. Except one location on Rte 120. Hard not to be seen there. I did not get out of the car though. Flew a stealth mission so to speak.
The main structure is up between Gates D and C. So are the spirals. There is a big gaping hole where the Press Box elevators were. Plus a few end zone sections came down. The second of both jumbo-trons are now down as well. If you drive past it each day you know what I am referring to. Fireman Ed said he can not wait until it is all gone. He thought they should have blown it up and did it all in one shot. I have included pictures from previous shoots so you can see the progress. Many can not wait until it is gone. Many did not think it needed to go. But everyone will share stories, say how much they miss it, and enjoyed going to games there.