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  • Originally posted by DGDGBD View Post
    That's not the last tour date. There is at least one tour in Nov in conjunction with a private function at the stadium.
    I think someone posted here that the private tour in November has been cancelled, but the Yankees have added tour dates beyond October 31... as of now the final date is November 12 (a Wednesday).

    Tickets went on sale yesterday (10/29) at 7.00am. All dates are sold out... I checked. :dismay:
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    What's THAT guy doing?
    - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run

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    • Wasn't Fleet swallowed up in 2004?

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      • For as long as tours are going on (until the 12th, apparently), the stadium will remain fully intact, according to my tour guide today. The field is still manicured and looking as good as ever, all the ads are still up, many pictures and signs still remain in the Press Box and even some in the dugouts. The place could have hosted the World Series tonight without a hitch in its exact current condition (I wish it were...).

        He said, though, that the monuments will be removed in November, and once that happens, all tours will cease and the Stadium will no longer be kept in (basically) game-ready condition. It'll be interesting to see what happens at YS after November 12th, and after the monuments are taken out. Until then, there won't be bit of change in how it looks.

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        • Originally posted by Yankees12 View Post
          For as long as tours are going on (until the 12th, apparently), the stadium will remain fully intact, according to my tour guide today. The field is still manicured and looking as good as ever, all the ads are still up, many pictures and signs still remain in the Press Box and even some in the dugouts. The place could have hosted the World Series tonight without a hitch in its exact current condition (I wish it were...).

          He said, though, that the monuments will be removed in November, and once that happens, all tours will cease and the Stadium will no longer be kept in (basically) game-ready condition. It'll be interesting to see what happens at YS after November 12th, and after the monuments are taken out. Until then, there won't be bit of change in how it looks.
          The Yankees aren't moving their offices until mid-January from last I heard so I'm sure there will be some sort of feeling that it is somewhat operational until then. It will be weird to see the grass grow and fade out the Yankee logo painted behind home plate. Somehow it would be like the Yankees presence fading away from the stadium.

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          • Originally posted by Astros View Post
            I'll agree that this photo is not from this year. Where is the All-Star logo that has been up all year along the frieze? That is definitely the remnants of the 2003 World Series logo.
            Or the count down panel - Fleet and Hess? Aren't they out of business years ago?

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            • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
              I think someone posted here that the private tour in November has been cancelled, but the Yankees have added tour dates beyond October 31... as of now the final date is November 12 (a Wednesday).

              Tickets went on sale yesterday (10/29) at 7.00am. All dates are sold out... I checked. :dismay:
              Rats, I'll be in NYC on November 5. I would have liked to have taken the tour. Oh well, if they offer tours of the new stadium when that opens up, I'll be happy to go to that.
              Bats, they are sick. I cannot hit curveball. Straightball I hit it very much. Curveball, bats are afraid. I ask Jobu to come, take fear from bats. I offer him cigar, and rum. He will come.

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              • Originally posted by curb my enthusiasm View Post
                Rats, I'll be in NYC on November 5. I would have liked to have taken the tour. Oh well, if they offer tours of the new stadium when that opens up, I'll be happy to go to that.
                As of right now, there are tickets available for Sat Nov 1st. That is, RIGHT NOW.

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                • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                  I think someone posted here that the private tour in November has been cancelled, but the Yankees have added tour dates beyond October 31... as of now the final date is November 12 (a Wednesday).
                  I'm attending a seminar at the stadium on the 5th and afterwards (supposedly) will be able to take the tour.

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                  • Just for the heck of it I just looked for tickets and other than the last weekend (11/8 & 9) it looks like there are plenty of tour tickets left.

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                    • I just went on the tour today (Thursday). They have extended the tour until November 12th. After that they are supposedly going to move the monuments. I was told by some guy who was on the tour with me that you can get tour tickets the day of the tour at the box office. I didn't confirm this.

                      Before going into the stadium I walked around. I went up the hill from the Stadium to Joyce Kilmer Park and took some photos. That's where the scene from Serpico that shows Yankee Stadium in the back ground was filmed, I believe.


                      While waiting to go into the Stadium, one of the guides told us we can take all the pictures we want, except in the club house. But you can not video record anything. Too damn bad, I did!!!! They also said that we can't touch, go near, look at or smoke the grass. Too bad, I stepped on it and took a picture of me doing it!!! They didn't say anything about taking dirt. More on that later.

                      We went in and went up to the press box. I recorded from there. I got a lot of great photos. You'll love this, while in the pressbox they had some guy from Media Relations give us a spiel about the press guide and then tried to sell us the Yankee's media guide with a special cover or insert for a cut rate of $20. What a joke. We then went down to the main level and walked to monument park. We entered the visiting club's bullpen to get to monument park. After everybody was through there I turned to the guy watching the rear of the tour group and some lady and said, "Hey can I get some dirt?" The woman flipped. "No, you can't have any dirt!!! Don't take any dirt or you'll be removed from the tour!!!" She turned to the tour guide pulling up the rear and said, "If he takes any dirt remove him!!!" I said to her, "I just asked if I can have some dirt. I did not question you when you said no. I'm not arguing with you. I just asked a question." She walked away all pissed off looking. I asked the tour guide I was with, "What's up with that?" He said she was having a bad day and that if I needed dirt he's selling some from the last game. NICE RIGHT!!!!

                      We went into monument park and then we went down the corridor that takes you past the team clubhouses. We went down the tunnel into and out of the visitor's dugout. We walked around the foul territory behind home plate to the Yankee Dugout. While walking around the track I stepped on the grass. Take that George!!!!

                      We went into the dugout. I sat on the dugout stairs at the very end of the dugout towards rightfield and scooped up some dirt. Screw You Steinbrenner!!!!

                      We left the dugout and went up the tunnel to the clubhouse, where we were told there was NO PICTURE TAKING. I asked why can't we video tape the tour and the tour guide said because all the proceeds go to charity and they don't want anybody making money from unauthorized videos. I said the Yankee website says a portion of the proceeds goes to charity and he said no. I said it's on the Yankee website and he said that most goes to charity. HOGWASH!!!!

                      From the website:

                      "A portion of the proceeds benefits The New York Yankees Foundation, a non-profit arm of the New York Yankees."

                      From Webster's:

                      Portion:

                      3. an often limited part of a whole


                      Limited part, NOT all!!!

                      So he's wrong!!!


                      We went into the clubhouse. It's still all together and there were some jerseys and boxes in the lockers. Very nice locker room. I also saw Tony Morante in there and said, "Hi, Mr. Morante." He said Hi back and looked at me like I was crazy.

                      After this we went back down the tunnel into the dugout and up the stands and were dismissed. It may sound like I'm all upset. That's not true. I had a great time and the Stadium is amazing, but that crap they pull is ridiculous. They are so fan unfriendly, it's a crime.
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                      Jimmy Dugan: Because there's no crying in baseball. THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL! No crying! (Tom Hanks, "A League of Their Own" (1992)

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                      • I've never understood the fascination with dirt. I must be in the minority on this important issue.
                        Bats, they are sick. I cannot hit curveball. Straightball I hit it very much. Curveball, bats are afraid. I ask Jobu to come, take fear from bats. I offer him cigar, and rum. He will come.

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                        • Originally posted by curb my enthusiasm View Post
                          I've never understood the fascination with dirt. I must be in the minority on this important issue.
                          1. I agree.

                          2. The stuff around the perimeter of the field, i.e., the warning track, isn't dirt, it's crushed brick. Maybe it's just me, but there's a real difference in significance if you really obsess about a sample of what thy're playing on.

                          3. Take an industrial tour of any other company's facilities, and see what happens if you bring in a video camera or try to walk off with a piece of it. You'll be on your ass in the street, if not in handcuffs.

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                          • Originally posted by Kentucky Bomber View Post
                            1. I agree.

                            2. The stuff around the perimeter of the field, i.e., the warning track, isn't dirt, it's crushed brick. Maybe it's just me, but there's a real difference in significance if you really obsess about a sample of what they're playing on.

                            3. Take an industrial tour of any other company's facilities, and see what happens if you bring in a video camera or try to walk off with a piece of it. You'll be on your ass in the street, if not in handcuffs.
                            I understand how you feel. But:

                            1. To each his own.

                            2. I just wanted a little "piece" of the stadium. They are gonna tear it down, more than likely.

                            And 3. Every other stadium tour I've been on and I've been to:

                            Fenway
                            Cleveland
                            San Diego
                            Milwaukee
                            Toronto

                            they allow video cameras and most donate supposedly all to charity.
                            Jimmy Dugan: Because there's no crying in baseball. THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL! No crying! (Tom Hanks, "A League of Their Own" (1992)

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                            • Yankee Stadium tour 11/1

                              Took the tour today. It was a good time. At start of tour, when security is saying don't do this, don't do that, etc, especially about touching the grass, somebody has the nerve to say " I fthe Stadium is coming down, whi can;t we go on the grass". And the reply was...."Well, the Yankees want to keep everything on the field in perfect shape just in case NYS is not ready for opening day". WHAT???? I thought the last gane was 9/21. Imagine if it is not!

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                              • Sorry about the typos....

                                Took the tour today. It was a good time. At start of tour, when security is saying don't do this, don't do that, etc, especially about touching the grass, somebody has the nerve to say " If the Stadium is coming down, why can't we go on the grass". And the reply was...."Well, the Yankees want to keep everything on the field in perfect shape just in case NYS is not ready for opening day". WHAT???? I thought the last gane was 9/21. Imagine if it is not!

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