Venue News & Notes: Giants and Jets Both Get Home Openers
The New York Giants and New York Jets will both host games at their new home, Meadowlands Stadium, on the opening weekend of the 2010 regular season. The Giants will play Sunday afternoon, September 12, and the Jets will play the following day in the first nationally televised Monday Night Football game of the season. Opponents will be announced soon, as the league is still completing the 2010 schedule. After deciding to have both teams play at home on opening weekend, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell resolved the issue of which team plays first with a coin flip…
…Commissioner Bud Selig was at Scottsdale Stadium this week meeting with San Francisco Giants managing general partner Bill Neukom and president Larry Baer, presumably updating them on his committee that’s analyzing the A’s ballpark situation. “I’ve been talking to both clubs,” Selig said. “There are a lot of situations that I wish didn’t come to me. But as they often tell me, that’s why we have a commissioner. I’ll wait until the committee has done its work.” Though Selig appointed the three-man committee last March, he said he hasn’t received a report or recommendation despite reports to the contrary. Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums’ office has said Selig received the report.