Yanks Tried to Pay to Play in Newark

The New York Yankees reportedly offered the New York Mets $250,000 to allow the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees to temporarily relocate to Newark’s Riverfront Stadium, home of the indy pro Newark Bears (Can-Am League), but talks collapsed when the Mets demanded the right to permanently relocate one of their affiliates to Long Island or Connecticut.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Filed under Lease & Contracts, Market & Location, Stadium Issues

4 responses to “Yanks Tried to Pay to Play in Newark

  1. DanRodriguez

    The splitting time upstate I read elsewhere is Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester. Lame idea. How about Rockland County but still close to NYC.

  2. DanRodriguez

    Yeah, I wondered about that myself. Maybe the Rockland ballpark but that’s still within friggin territorial rights. Hmmm, if they are gonna split venues, why not play a few in Sussex, NJ. Smaller park but could revive interest in the area. I could see how markets could be salivating at the prospect of luring the SWB Yanks there. I personally would like to see pro ball at Yale Field in New Haven but I hear they aren’t too interested in having summer baseball back there.

  3. What is this about them looking at West Point ? They don’t have a suitable facility for professional baseball. The writer must have had some bad info. So it sounds like Ramapo is out as an option as well.

    I wonder if the Yankees will reconsider the plan of playing at PNC Field during the renovations.

  4. Dan Rodriguez

    That’s senseless. Any remaining love I had for the Mets is gone now.

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