Saturday, March 31, 2007

Some interesting facts on the NEW Yankee Stadium

The upper deck of the new Yankee Stadium will be about the same height as the old, though with the last few rows trimmed off. (The old park holds 57,545; the new one will seat 53,000, plus 1,000 standing-room.) The new top tier, however, will be set back an extra 30 feet from the field, to keep the high-priced patrons below out of shadow. This less compact design also risks snipping a few decibels off the stadium's signature crowd roar.

On average, baseball teams have hiked tickets by 41 percent their first year in new homes. A city economic study projected even greater sticker shock in the Bronx, with the average ticket rising to $57, from $28 currently. At that rate of increase, Bleacher Creatures would be paying $24 a pop to chant "Box seats suck!"

Several rows of box seats at the new Yankee Stadium will wrap around the front of the new bleachers. Two words: target practice.

Village Voice article on the new Yankee Stadium

I have italicized some interesting points.

I am ALL about the new stadium, but this article made me think about a few things.

I don't so much mind the extra 30 feet from the field that Tier Reserved Section 1 will be from home plate, but why would the people in the seats below WANT to be out of the shade? Sounds like some sort of ploy to get the rich folk in the sun more and make them spend more money on refreshments.

Boy are tickets gonna be expensive. I usually make fun of the people who bring their Blimpie subs into the stadium and eat them periodically throughout the game. However, at this point I won't feel bad at all if I hit up McDonalds before the game and sneak a couple of Dollar Menu McChicken sandwiches into the upper deck. At these estimated price increases, Tier Reserved tickets will be $40 each when the new stadium opens.

The last thing I bolded just makes me laugh. Why is there all of these hard feelings between the "Bleacher Creatures" and the Box Seat folk? C'mon guys, by the 5th inning you will all be bitching about A-Rod, wondering why Bernie isn't on the roster and pining for the great players of the 1990's yankees like Scott Brosius anyway! Read the full post, after the jump

Friday, March 30, 2007

Game 1 of our 2007 experience!

Opening day would be fun. But seriously... Carl Pavano or Andy Petitte? ... You take your choice. I'd take the latter.

You can be certain the typically nostalgic Yankees fans will give it's 90s hero a wild ovation. Somehow I feel like this is appropriately my first game of the season.... I'll check in on Wednesday before, during, and or after. Read the full post, after the jump

The New Yankee Stadium... 2009

There's a nice rendering of the new Yankee stadium that will open in 2009. A bunch of Yankee bloggers jacked a full-size version of that from my website last month and started posting it all over the internet. It was a 5.7 MB file and I was getting hits from every Yankee message board and blog on the internet. Thanks for stealing my bandwidth, boys. If you see a punch of posts/ blog entries about the new Yankee Stadium and that poster, and see a little blue question mark (representing a dead link) that is because I pulled the file down. Can't people host their own images???

Anyway, about the new Yankee Stadium. A lot of people are envisioning having trouble letting go of the "old" Yankee stadium. I am just looking forward to not having to wait 2 innings for a Yuengling at "Beers of the World" inside the corridor of Tier 1, not having to wait 1 inning to relieve myself in the restroom in Tier 1 and not having to wait in line for 3 innings for a dinner consisting of rubbery chicken fingers and soggy french fries at the food court inside Tier 3.

Trust me people, the "mystique" and "aura" that we all love to dream up will follow us to the new, modern building that we see in the rendering above! Read the full post, after the jump

46-game "B" Plan - No opening day

Well, this blog isn't going to get started on Monday April 2nd. Apparently getting the "weekday" plan doesn't include opening day.

Yes, this IS my third year with these season tickets, so I should understand this by now. Still, I'd trade one of my 7 Red Sox games for opening day in a heartbeat.

The weather is looking good for Monday - upper 50's and sunny. Definitely better than some memorable home openers like the '96 snow game. Enjoy it if you're at the game! Read the full post, after the jump
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