My Opinions on Yankee Stadium III
My thoughts on Yankee Stadium IIII are plain and simple. I hate it!!! How as a Yankee fan can I say that, you may ask? It’s simple it’s just a horrible place to enjoy the game. Yankee Stadium II was perfect for me with the crowded walkways and no views of the game when you get up to walk around. With the new stadium to me it’s more like a mall. It’s set up for you to browse. I don’t get to a game to browse – I go to watch baseball. Personally I get to the stadium three hours before first pitch, well before the stadium opens. I walk around and head to Stan’s for a couple of beers then when the stadium opens I head to my seat and watch batting practice. I stay in that seat basically until the game starts and remain there for the rest of the game. The only time I get up is to use the restroom and that’s about all.
For the life of me I don’t understand why we need sushi and all the other non-related baseball foods sold at Yankee Stadium III. What happened to hot dogs, peanuts and pretzels? There are so many choices now plus other amenities- that the fans aren’t doing what should be done during the game, which is sitting in their seats. With the open-air views from the concession stands and shops people now don’t mind to walk around – and to me that’s horrible. You can do that any day of the week at the mall or on the street. Why don’t people sit in the seats to just enjoy the game? Maybe I was just brought up differently – when at games you just sit and enjoy and keep score on the scorecard if you want.
Nothing is worse than the “moat seats”. When you have these seats all your food is paid for and you just go below to one of the lounges and it’s served cafeteria style. The “grab and go” complimentary food consists of pizza, hot dogs, sausage, cheeseburger, chicken fingers, cookies, salads and ice cream. The majority of the people are so impressed by the lounges and the endless amount of food that they don’t sit in the seats to enjoy the game. Of course the other reason is that they are so expensive and that keeps people away from purchasing the tickets. With this and the open-air feel, the stadium to me is not as loud as it was at YSII. You can feel this at the stadium or even simply watching it on TV.
This is just how I personally feel about the new stadium. I would love to hear what you have to think about it as well. Please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section.