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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Yankees continue to shut out the real fans

I am disturbed by this post by Ross at the New Stadium Insider. Really disturbed.

Ross perused the Yankee Stadium A-to-Z Guide, and found some "glaring changes," in his words.

Field Level Food Court

The food court located near Section 126 on the Field Level offers guests a taste of New York with a variety of concessions, including Boar's Head deli sandwiches, Famous Famiglia pizza and Asian cuisine. Please note that only Field Level and Legends ticket holders have access to the Field Level.
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Batting Practice

Guests are welcome to watch batting practice from their seat location. Yankee Stadium gates will open at 10 a.m. for regular-season day games and 4 p.m. for regular-season night games. For Saturday Fox games during the regular season, gates will open at 1 p.m.
I am shocked and appalled by this. What good is having all of these "amenities" if only the rich and privileged have the opportunities to access them?

It's great that the Stadium is opening three hours early, but if you can't go down to the field level to snag some balls, what's the point? I want to be able to tour the new Stadium the first time I get there. I remember arriving at Citizens Bank Park before the gates opened and eventually got to tour most of the place. It seems like we won't be allowed to here.

The Yankees are continuing to shut out the real fans. Quite frankly, it makes me sick to my stomach. Lonn Trost, et al. are so out of touch.

5 comments:

She-Fan said...

I share your outrage. The organization is totally out of touch.

Anonymous said...

Let's be careful with the class warfare language. Real fans as opposed to.....? The war on success in America continues. Karl Marx would be proud.

Raven King said...

Oh, yes, those who aren't rich emough should shut up and watch baseball games on TV.
There must be a reason God made you soooo poor, right?

Anonymous said...

Attendance at a baseball game is NOT a right, just like owning an expensive car, home or Broadway tickets. The less rich should not shut up and watch games on TV, they should educate themselves, become more affluent, and THEN buy premium tickets at Yankee Stadium. I'm sure when you sell your used car, you will sell it below market value to HELP some poor person, right? Riiiiiiiight.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, I'm sure that's how Mr. Madoff became sooooo rich.

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