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Old 04-04-2009, 12:23 AM
 
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I went to tonight's game and sat in the bleacher seats, probably the only area I'll be able to afford, which is fine by me. I don't need much else to watch a game from the seats.

I managed to get there roughly two hours before the first pitch and one plus is that the bleachers are not separated from the rest of the stadium. The seats there are more comfortable than the benches from the old place. The view is still pretty good, except for those obstructed view seats.

As for the concessions, a lot of expensive food options. I might try one every now and then, but it won't be a regular habit. They have a number of things besides the standard hot dog and beer, including a farmer's market right after you enter through gate four. That sells fresh fruit for 1.50. I did splurge for a 6.00 soda, mainly because of the cup and I was thirsty. It's a good place to watch a game and the screen in center field is tremendous.

As for eating, there are numerous cheaper options in the community from fast food to the Courthouse Deli, U.S. Chicken and the various bars.

In conclusion, while the idea of the project and pricing of some seats is not necessarily appealing considering the times, it's a nice place to watch a game and whenever this economic nonsense ends, us middle-class fans will find some way to efficiently spend our money for seats and food in the surrounding community, which frankly can use the business much more than the Yankees.
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:40 AM
 
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Watching from TV I say it's going to take some time to get used to. Part of it imo is there's no history there yet and the 1st post seasn series victory should go a long way into bringing it to the hearts of fans especially when the crowd is rocking and Jeter belts one out

The new Mets stadium on the other hand is more of an instant hit with me simply because it's nice and didn't have so much to live up to like the new Yankee Stadium.

Btw, glad they got both those finished before the bad economy hit though.
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:00 AM
 
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i would like nothing more then see both stadiums fail financially... if they could do that without dragging others down with them it would be just fine in my book. the sports teams have sucked the public dry for long enough with outragious prices...

everything has a limit and hopefully the limit has been hit.. hundreds of dollars for a family to see a game and watch some guys hit balls and do the things we did as kids.... its not like these guys invented the cure for cancer..... the entire industry has lost touch with reality and fans keep feeding into this.... eventually everything has a max ,even trees dont grow to the sky... the salarys, the expenses, the costs to fans are all way out of reality.. ...sorry but thats how i feel

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Old 04-04-2009, 05:44 AM
 
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even the way they rigged financing using tax exempt bonds hurt taxpayors..
imagine telling the tax collector you will gladly pay your property taxes but only if they apply the the money to your mortgage.... in effect thats the deal folks.......
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:57 AM
 
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I know this thread is about the new Yankee stadium but I thought I would chime in about something that I read on a mets forum. This is what somebody wrote.

"I had Acela club tix tonight. You MUST make a reservation or you will likely not get a table. I lucked into a table after working a few angles. But the club is considered the best one in the park, and be prepared to pay high-level prices. My son and I got two burgers, and I nearly choked when I saw the bill. $96.00 dollars for two orders of burgers and fries?! !!!!! Outrageous!"

Now I wonder how much it costs to eat at the "Yankee Steakhouse."
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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my point exactley!
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:20 AM
 
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all good points, and these teams have it coming if there are empty seats in the expensive seats. But I don't need anything else other than a decent view of the action for a decent price and I refuse to let the nonsense these teams pulled to deprive me of watching a game. You can be pissed at what they did, but you also can't stop living and for me living is enjoying a Yankee game.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:38 AM
 
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I know this thread is about the new Yankee stadium but I thought I would chime in about something that I read on a mets forum. This is what somebody wrote.

"I had Acela club tix tonight. You MUST make a reservation or you will likely not get a table. I lucked into a table after working a few angles. But the club is considered the best one in the park, and be prepared to pay high-level prices. My son and I got two burgers, and I nearly choked when I saw the bill. $96.00 dollars for two orders of burgers and fries?! !!!!! Outrageous!"

Now I wonder how much it costs to eat at the "Yankee Steakhouse."
What do you expect, this is New York. Everything is inflated and over the top. $96.00 for burgers and fries is disgusting. That could cover someone's groceries for a week. Good luck to the stadium, I'm glad the OP had a decent time.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:42 AM
 
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yeah for 96 bucks he should have gotten a soda too
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:46 AM
 
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just because inside has absurd prices, doesn't mean you have to spend the money there. you can bring you own or eat beforehand, which is what i do almost all the time.
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