MEMORIES OF HISTORIC GIANTS STADIUM KEPT ALIVE THROUGH STEINER SPORTS COLLECTIBLES
New York, January 14—Fans of the NY Jets and NY Giants can evoke fond recollections of historic Giants Stadium, and will be able to keep those memories alive forever through historic artifacts and memorabilia pieces from Steiner Sports Collectibles (www.steinersports.com), Steiner chairman Brandon Steiner and Mark Lamping, President and CEO of the New Meadowlands Stadium, announced today. Jets “Sack Exchange” hero Mark Gastineau, wide receiver Wayne Chrebet, and running back Bruce Harper, and three Giants Super Bowl champs – All-Pro running backs Ottis Anderson and Joe Morris, and wide receiver Steve Baker, will lead an on-field “Final Glimpse” of the old Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and preview of the artifacts and collectibles on Thursday, January 14, 2010, at 11:00 AM.
Collectors can now purchase pairs of seats and chair backs from Giants Stadium, as well items made from game-used turf, goal posts and yard-markers. Commemorative Final Game ticket collages for both the Giants and Jets are available. Giants stars past and present, including Brandon Jacobs, Eli Manning, Antonio Pierce, Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck, Phil Simms, Lawrence Taylor, Michael Strahan and Tiki Barber, are featured on unsigned photo turf collages. Jets turf collages include Thomas Jones, Mark Sanchez, David Harris, Shaun Ellis, Darrelle Revis, Jerricho Cotchery, Mark Gastineau, Joe Klecko, Wayne Chrebet and Curtis Martin. Individual turf collages are priced at $99.99.
“How cool is it to be able to sit in a seat from Giants Stadium in your office or home,” said Brandon Steiner. “To own those chairs, or a piece of the turf or goal post, is special for every Jets and Giants fan.”
Items are affordably priced, ranging from $29.99 for a game-used turf plaque, to $34.99 for a field goal plaque, to $499.99 for a pair of seats.
While the Jets are getting ready for this Sunday’s playoff game in San Diego, there is a possibility that if the Jets and Baltimore Ravens both won their games this weekend, that the AFC Championship would be the final game played at Giants Stadium on January 24.
New Meadowlands Stadium
Upon completion in April 2010, the New Meadowlands Stadium will boast a seating capacity of 82,500. Spectators of all sports will be treated to game-day experiences unlike any other, and have the ability to take in on-field action live and on four massive 30 x 118 foot HD video display boards located in each of the stadium corners. Additional highlights include a 48" x 2200' ribbon board that circles the interior bowl, adding color and energy to the already spirited atmosphere; 2100+ HD Monitors placed throughout the stadium; and 20 HD video pylons outside the stadium ranging in size from 20”X40” to 20”X60.”
Outside the stadium, fans will be treated to a 350,000-square-foot outdoor plaza filled with fan-centric activities and pregame entertainment zones. A signature amenity of the stadium will be the brand new rail line that will drop off passengers directly in front of the stadium — the total trip from New York’s Penn Station will take less than 20 minutes.