Just as we did with the recent wrecking ball demolition of Shea Stadium and the ongoing process of Yankee Stadium, SportsFullCircle will now begin updates on the demolition of Giants Stadium.
Thanks to an update from WCBS 880, we can now see that seat removal has begun at the Meadowlands.
Located in East Rutherford, NJ, Giants Stadium served as the home of the New York Giants for almost 35 years, as well as housed the Jets since 1984.
Other tenants included the XFL’s New York/New Jersey Hitmen, the New York Cosmos, the MLS’ New York Red Bulls, and various others.
Opening in 1976, the Giants won three Super Bowls in the swamps of Jersey. They also held part of their victory celebration for their most recent championship at the Meadowlands.
Unfortunately, the team was blown out in their final game there, losing 41-9.
After joining in the mid-'80s, the Jets found a degree of success. In 1999, they reached the AFC Championship game under Bill Parcells and have repeated the feat this season under Rex Ryan.
Giants Stadium was also known for its high-profile concerts, regarded as one of the best venues for a live show in the nation.
Bruce Springsteen made visits to his backyard as often as nine shows at a time, and he appropriately closed the building off with the song “Wrecking Ball,” written specifically for the stadium.
Other bands to stars to play the venue include Pink Floyd, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Weezer, Michael Jackson, and thousands of others.
With new events being held as soon as May in the new stadium just yards away, it is likely that this demolition will conclude rather quickly. Stay tuned to SFC for updates!
Photo courtesy of WCBS 880/Tom Kaminski