"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Monday, March 10, 2008

Stadium closer to hosting Rangers

Yankee Stadium, which you may have heard is closing up shop this season, is getting closer to hosting a New York Rangers game as its last-ever event.

Momentum has built in recent weeks toward finalizing a deal that would have the Rangers play the final game in the storied history of the current Stadium, the Daily News has learned. The Yankees, who will move into their new Yankee Stadium for the 2009 baseball season, are said to be completely on board with having the NHL close the 85-year-old original.

"It's something we've spoken both to the Yankees and to the city about," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The News. "But it's not a done deal. There are still other possibilities and a lot of moving pieces."
The final game at Yankee Stadium should be a baseball game, not a hockey game involving a team and sport that has never played there before. While the Stadium used to host football and boxing, it is known as a baseball stadium.

Take it to Shea.


Mike said...

When I posted this story back in January, the Islanders wanted to be the opponent for the game.


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