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"The single most historic modern stadium in the world"

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mr. X, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Yankee Stadium, in the U.S. bracket. (thanks for mentioning Colts-Jints '58, M-Gee. I was thinking that, too.)
    Wembley, in the world bracket.
     
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    And if all goes according to plan, in five years that Yankee Stadium will be a parking lot and a train station and there will be a new (non-historic) Yankee Stadium across the street.
     
  3. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    If you want to talk about soccer specifically, you have to include Maracanha in Brazil. An original capacity of 200,000, and that's how many were there to see Uruguay beat Brazil in the 1950 World Cup final. Legend has it that after the game some Brazilian fans in the stadium commited suicide out of despair.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estádio_do_Maracanã

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  4. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    Yankee Stadium
    Wembley Stadium

    Gone but not forgotten: The Montreal Forum (RIP). I'd argue with this being "modern" because the Forum is no more, but plenty of history - 16 Stanley Cups and only one won by an opposing team under its roof (1989 Flames), as well as the funeral of Howie Morenz.
     
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    MLB: Yankee Stadium (overall winner -- EOT).
    NFL: Lambeau Field.
    NBA: Boston Garden (existing arena - MSG)
    NHL: The Forum (existing arena -- NONE).

    NCAA football: Ohio Stadium (bonus points for Jesse Owens' greatest one-day performance in track and field history).

    NCAA hoops: Pauley Pavilion.
     
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    The existing MSG, has been home to 2 NBA Championships, 1 Stanley Cup winner, the 1st Ali Frazier fight and a bunch of inconsequential college basketball games and a few good Big East games in a time when Pat Ewing meant more than sulking underachiever.

    The real collge basketball games played at the Garden was the Garden at 50th and 8th.

    I grew up going to the garden. Saw the 73 Finals and many playoff games in the 69-70 finals. Saw Pistol Pete light the Knicks up in a playoff game. Saw Earl the Pearl's first game as a Knick. Dad didn;t think a kid was worthy of the finals so I missed the 69-70 Finals. Saw Led Zepplin & Aerosmith at MSG before they were cliches. Saw Ringling Bros. Circus there and a few ice shows, BUT

    MSG is not the shit, except it's in New Yrok
     
  7. Mr. X

    Mr. X Member

    Ohio Stadium rather than the Rose Bowl?
     
  8. CradleRobber

    CradleRobber Active Member

  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]

    Fuck LA ;D
     
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Owens' performance -- probably the greatest one-day athletic performance in the history of the human race -- puts it over the top. Football, the Horseshoe is on a par with Michigan Stadium, Notre Dame Stadium, the Coliseum, Legion Field, and a few others.

    The RB is a solid No. 2. Nobody else even close.
     
  11. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Maybe if they would have, I dunno, consistently done renovations and improvements to that dump over time we wouldnt even need to have this argument.
     
  12. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Wow, can you see that from space?
     
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