I'm talking about the seats from the OLD Giants Stadium, of course, which are among the items that are still being auctioned off as the building is torn down piece by piece. By September, the hope is that the place will be a parking lot. But I received an email from Steiner Sports alerting me to more than a few items available to the public.
Here's the email:
While the finishing touches are being made on the new Meadowlands Stadium, fans have the chance to keep memories of the old Giants Stadium through auctions being held at Steiner Sports. By logging on to www.steinersports.com, fans can bid on all sorts of keepsakes—from stadium signs to seats—from the former home of the Giants and Jets.
“SIGN SIGN EVERYWHERE A SIGN”-- Some memorable signage of the old Giants Stadium are still available through auction, such as the “Giants Stadium” sign that sat at the top of the building, the “Play Like a Jet” sign that hung above the equipment room, as well as signs autographed by Lawrence Taylor including: Section 121, 125, 321, 325 and a “Restricted Area” sign. Gate signs, locker room signs, and many more are also listed.
In addition, there are still pieces of turf, seats, autographed memorabilia, lockers, and other unique pieces of Giants Stadium history still up for bidding. Seat backs signed by football greats like Eli Manning, Lawrence Taylor, Marty Lyons, Joe Klecko, and Brandon Jacobs are all available for auction. There’s also items made from game-used turf, goal posts and yard-markers. Commemorative Final Game ticket collages for both the Giants and Jets are available. Bidding on all items ends on April 25th.
“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.”