Mayor Bloomberg of New York has tried to resurrect New York's bid for the 2012 Olympics, by promising to substitute a planned baseball stadium for the football stadium which was rejected by state leaders earlier this month.
Mayor Bloomberg said that the new stadium would be built on land owned by the city, next to Shea Stadium in Queens, and would be used by the New York Mets.
"New Yorkers aren't quitters..We just don't walk away from our future."
The stadium will be completed by 2009.
It is hoped, by the mayor, that this will put New York back in the running for the 2012 Games.