Posted in music on October 8, 2008
The Yankees have scratched plans to host one final farewell to the stadium, disappointing New Yorkers who were counting on a last visit to the House that Ruth Built.
The team had promised a final salute in November, which fans speculated would be a star-studded goodbye to the doomed stadium.
"The Yankees were considering having a charitable event at Yankee Stadium," team spokesman Howard Rubenstein told amNewYork, reading from a prepared statement. "However, the Yankees realize that the final event at Yankee Stadium should be a baseball game, which in fact took place on Sept. 21, 2008."...
...No firm plans had been made for the stadium's goodbye, no tickets sold and no acts booked, but there was plenty of speculation. Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Jay-Z were all rumored to be among possible performers. [AM NY]