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  • The Post ran this piece yesterday comparing the chow at Yankee Stadium and CitiField.

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/04052009...ck__163014.htm

    Their vote for best Yankee item also went to the garlic fries.

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    • NYS

      The Carl's Philly Cheesesteak was good, but not worth the 25 minutes that I waited for it. The garlic fries are directly to the right of Carl's. I'll have to try those next time.

      On a blog I saw that somebody said that the spicy tuna roll was delicious, and the helping was generous. At $9.75, for the amount that you're getting, and the quality, it's not as overpriced as some of the other food options. It's also a healthier alternative compared to most of the food items. If I recall correctly, the sushi bar/noodle bowls were on the first base side of the field level concourse. On my next visit to the stadium, I'm planning on trying those too.

      You know what would help? If somebody has a map of the concession stands at New Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, that would be great. That way, I could find what I want more quickly, and without wasting time walking around and searching for it.
      Last edited by curb my enthusiasm; 04-06-2009, 06:27 AM.
      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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      • It has been mentioned here before and I must agree with some of you guys. That netting has to go.


        NEW METS FIELD CLOBBERS YANKS FROM TV STANDPOINT

        By PHIL MUSHNICK

        NOTHING But Netting: From a TV debut standpoint the Mets' new park, over the weekend, was the clear (view) winner. Telecasts from Yankee Stadium thus far exude three need-fixin' problems.

        1) Every batted ball shown from behind-the-plate -- and that's just about all of them -- is first seen through backstop netting. Oopsie. Depending on your sense of what a new, $1.5 billion ballpark should be, impaired-view TV likely lands between annoying and intolerable.

        Saturday, YES explained that the through-a-net look is actually an improvement over the original, pre-telecast view. Really? Yikes.

        Apparently, when blueprinting, the Yanks did not invest much forethought into primary camera positions. That was bound to happen when you become too busy with other logistics, such as, "Let's see, $850 per seat, times 81 games . . ."

        Backstop nets lately have been extended to meet safety and liability issues. But there are ways -- smartly placed camera platforms, for example -- to work around them as opposed to through them.

        2) The Stadium does not yet have dedicated first or third base down-the-lines low camera positions, a must for a new big league parks in 1989, let alone 2009. While YES is trying to remedy that, foresight again seems to have been lost to the Yanks' maximizing the number of unaffordable seats.

        3) While fans understand that in-park commercial signage is meant to be seen on TV, the billboards in Yankee Stadium show up so large and garish they often swallow the game being played in front of them.

        The in-house ads in the Mets' new park showed up tamer, less intrusive, more incidental. Baseball seemed to be the top priority.
        http://www.nypost.com/seven/04062009..._st_163157.htm

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        • Count me in on the side of those who say the netting is distracting. It breaks the fourth wall, as it were, and it kills your "suspension of disbelief" that you're at the game.
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          Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
          Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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          • New Short Porch

            I thought I'd pass along this photo of the new short porch. I was sitting in the very first row of the Terrace level, and Teixeira just barely missed hitting it to where I was during BP. I think it's safe to say there will be upper deck homeruns, but not nearly as many as the OYS and the RYS.

            Right Field Porch.jpg
            (Photograph taken with iPhone)
            Last edited by locke40; 04-06-2009, 07:57 AM. Reason: New York Yankees
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            • Originally posted by locke40 View Post
              I thought I'd pass along this photo of the new short porch. I was sitting in the very first row of the Terrace level, and Teixeira just barely missed hitting it to where I was during BP. I think it's safe to say there will be upper deck homeruns, but not nearly as many as the OYS and the RYS.

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              (Photograph taken with iPhone)
              which means there will be more of a "woa" factor than hitting one in the old stadium when it finally does happen in the third deck

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              • Originally posted by yankies4life View Post
                which means there will be more of a "woa" factor than hitting one in the old stadium when it finally does happen in the third deck
                Yeah....anything hit on the terrace level would be absolutely ridiculous

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                • Originally posted by curb my enthusiasm View Post
                  NYS

                  The Carl's Philly Cheesesteak was good, but not worth the 25 minutes that I waited for it. The garlic fries are directly to the right of Carl's. I'll have to try those next time.

                  On a blog I saw that somebody said that the spicy tuna roll was delicious, and the helping was generous. At $9.75, for the amount that you're getting, and the quality, it's not as overpriced as some of the other food options. It's also a healthier alternative compared to most of the food items. If I recall correctly, the sushi bar/noodle bowls were on the first base side of the field level concourse. On my next visit to the stadium, I'm planning on trying those too.

                  You know what would help? If somebody has a map of the concession stands at New Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, that would be great. That way, I could find what I want more quickly, and without wasting time walking around and searching for it.
                  im not sure if there was another stand on the 1st baseside, but i got a noodle bowl at the food court on field level down the 3rd base line and that was very good.. i do want to try the sushi though, considering the price and the size of the portion. it also looks very good

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                  • I went to the Mexican stand in the OF. The nachos were okay. I really didn't try much, just the nachos and the popcorn. Didn't have an appetite for some reason

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                    • Charlie Gibson will be reporting from Yankee Stadium and Citi Field tonight on ABC World News Tonight.

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                      • "Membership Clubs"

                        Originally posted by SparkyL View Post
                        Audi Yankees Club
                        The Audi Yankees Club is a membership club located on the H&R Block Suite Level. The club features a cocktail bar and a dining lounge and offers sweeping views of Yankee Stadium from left field. The experience is highlighted by performance-cooking stations, a dessert station and full cocktail service. Membership is available on an annual basis. For more information, visit www.yankees.com. Individual- game tickets are also available.

                        Mohegan Sun Sports Bar
                        The Mohegan Sun Sports Bar, one of two membership clubs in Yankee Stadium, is a spacious, air-conditioned space located in centerfield above historic Monument Park. Its location allows for great views of the playing field as well as Monument Park below. Two cocktail bars are located inside, and guests can watch the game through the windows facing the playing field or on various high-definition video monitors inside the bar. Individual-game tickets are also available. For information, please visit www.yankees.com.

                        Cool Papa . . so much for just popping into the Sports Bar.

                        Has ANYONE received any information on becoming a member of either of these??? Of gotten single-game tickets??
                        I called the Yankees ticket office last week and was told they were selling individual game tickets at $65-70 per game that include one day admittance to these clubs. They said they are considering opening them up to other season ticket attendees as well.
                        As is usual with most Yankees communications I've recieved, they are about as transparent as brick wall. How you can advertise a "Membership Club" as a one day membership is beyond me. It's obvious to me that the Yankees really don't care about anyone other than the big ticket buyers. Everyone else has to navigate their communications minefield and get incredibly lucky to get accurate information and maybe just maybe a few tickets. They have washed their hands of the ticket sales game leaving it to the resellers.
                        If anyone has 4 tickets to any weekend games I'm very interested.

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                        • Originally posted by fnatic View Post
                          Charlie Gibson will be reporting from Yankee Stadium and Citi Field tonight on ABC World News Tonight.
                          What time? . . . he can't be at both places at once

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                          • Originally posted by SparkyL View Post
                            What time? . . . he can't be at both places at once
                            My guees is YS since Charlie is a Yankee fan. I believe World News is at 6:00.

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                            • After attending Saturday's game I have to say I am severly disappointed. I toured the stadium in late fall while under construction and had lots of praise for it but also voiced my concerns and disappointments... unfortunately, my concerns and disappointments were not addressed and if anything were magnified....

                              Top issues

                              1. Food offerings for concourses are horrendous, terrible options... no NY personality. Famiglia pizza does not belong in a 1.6Billion dollar NYC stadium. Johnny Rockets is pathetic and overpriced and won't even server a frickin hamburger without cheese ("No special orders")

                              2. The ads are way out of scale and poorly conceived.... the scoreboard and outfield look like a Hong Kong, Vegas and Times Square ******* child.

                              3. Awful design decisions (or lack of design). Menus at concession stands in many locations are posted so high and back WITHIN the stands that they can not be seen unless you are standing right at the counter.

                              4. Cheap and utilitarian finishes throughout concourses, bathrooms, clubs, etc. no character and no craftsmanship.... the bathroom quality is actually tiered based on price of section. ie: field level has partitions and decent finishes.... main level no partitions, no hot water.... upper deck.... 5 gallon buckets.... ok, lied about the upper deck. no screens in bathrooms, no finishes, no hot water, sinks are located near the entry doors rather than the exits.... so, people walk in, walk past sinks, then walk back to sinks, then walk back past stalls and out. simply retarded design work.

                              5. concourse design is terrible where bleachers meet main concourses... despite what many guys here have claimed... the stadium was not designed to be open access to all... it was designed to be segmented... it is clearly evident not only due to the presence of gates and barriers but because of the insufficient bleacher/main concourse connector tunnel which was backed up throughout the entire game. The entire bleacher/outfield area is a mess to be honest.... terrible and lazy design work... concourse beneath the bleachers is hideous and narrow.

                              6. sound system is too loud an d obnoxious, constantly blaring, playing music between every batter, even between pitches.... best thing that happened was it dying and letting the sounds of the actual game be heard... was 100X better experience with no sound system.

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                              • In the end, the stadium, after the newness wears off, offers little advantage to the average visitor, and if anything, in my opinion the negatives outweigh the positives.

                                As for the luxury areas, there is no way they maintain ticket sales/prices in those areas. The luxury areas are very tacky and also lack character, style, and finesse.... simply not worth it.

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