A diehard New York Giants fan has created a scale replica of old Giants Stadium in his garage in New Jersey. Don Martini, 75, began building the mini stadium in 2010 after the real Giants Stadium was decommissioned and demolished. Martini worked on his model, which is 20 feet long and 17 feet wide, for about eight hours a day for the past two years. He said he had no plans, just a vision of what he was creating. The stadium, complete with lights, trains and working elevators, cost Martini about $20,000 to build. Martini, who retired in his early 50s after inventing and patenting a universal assembly jig for cabinet making, has also created a small village in his back yard that includes a working, elevated train, a windmill and nine waterfalls. Martini’s friends have encouraged him to charge people a few dollars to visit the stadium, and his son has suggested he give it to the Giants, maybe in exchange for season tickets.
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