So, what do you think of the new Yankee Stadium? Yeah, me, too.
5:39 AM Apr 22nd from web.
So, about six weeks ago I got up at 5:39am and wrote the above update on Twitter. I was cynical about the new Yankee Stadium, nostalgic for the old one, and ticked off about $2500 corporate seats. Well, last night I went to the new Yankee Stadium, and I was impressed. The fan experience was truly wonderful. Although prices were pricey [hot dog $6, beer in a commemorative plastic cup, $10, french fries $6]----that was something I expected. Parking was $19, something else I expected. But I walked away actually having fun. Yanks won 5-3, with four Yankee home runs.
The Yankees seemed to have learned a lesson from minor league teams: fan fun is what it is all about. The silly games played on the jumbo tron. Fan guessing games. The players making security announcements.
As the old Yankeee Stadium looks on, the new Yankee Stadium takes over. Sad and wonderful at the same time.