We already know there will be college football games at the new Yankee Stadium. Could there be boxing, too?
"We have a history of bringing big fights to the Yankee Stadium," said promoter Bob Arum, who put on Muhammad Ali’s bout against Ken Norton on Sept. 28, 1976, a fight remembered more for the chaos caused by a police strike than anything else.
"It’s something we’d like to do again."
Arum had approached the Yankees several times over the past 30 years about staging another event at the stadium, but George Steinbrenner and club brass were tepid about erecting a ring and seating on the immaculate infield grass.
With the new leadership of Hal and Hank Steinbrenner, and better means of protecting the field, Arum is hopeful that a fight will come off at the ballpark next year.
"I think one of the reasons we had the press conference here is a precursor for a big, big event," Arum told The Associated Press. "Certainly a big fight is going to happen next year, and it’s going to happen at Yankee Stadium."
What do you guys think of all of these other non-baseball 'events' possibly being held at the Stadium? The nostalgia might be nice, but I'm not sure I really want all these other things going on there.