Yanks amend stadium access policy

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After causing a stir about the seemingly draconian and classist policies the Yankees were attempting to put into place at their new stadium, I’d be remiss if I didn’t publish a follow up. Per Ross, the Yankees have rescinded their rule prohibiting non-ticketed fans from walking through the field level concourses. While the seats may be off limits to those not destined for them, fans sitting anywhere will now be able to walk through all parts of the stadium. The Yankees seemed to have caved in after fans voiced some strenuous objections to the original misbegotten policies.

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  • yankeefan91 Arod fan
  • andrew

    It must be true… the Yankees brass does read RAB

    • Mike Pop

      If Cash makes a move for Dallas, we know it is true.

  • Dave M

    Your a busy dude Ben.

  • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    I wish they would re-institute that policy. I didn’t pay $800 for my seat so I could rub elbows with the local sanitation worker.

    Keep the riff raff out, that’s what I say.

    • El Generalissimo

      And the private bathrooms… Im all about the private bathrooms– if they arent private anymore, I cant justify the $800 seats.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      With the economy being in the state it’s in, I honestly don’t know why we haven’t started eating the poor yet.

  • Mike Pop

    Good stuff.

  • A.D.

    Well that was short lived

  • http://statspeak.net dan

    Wow, you guy are two for your last two. While Cash is reading, why don’t you suggest they move Joba to the ‘pen? Oh, wait…

  • Drew

    Has anyone mentioned this deal with some seats having obstructed views? I can understand some seats are blocked by a foul pole or a support beam, but some seats wont be able to view parts of the outfield and third base! Same with Shea.. I mean Citifield.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      No. No one in three years has mentioned any of this. We’ve all been living with our heads in the ground, oblivious to the fact that many bleacher seats with half very obstructed views due to the restaurant in center field.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        No way…

        WE LANDED ON THE MOON!!!

        • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

          No. that was staged at Disney, lot 23. check your facts.

      • Drew

        News came out today or yesterday about the new stadium. Some sports media outlets made a big deal about it. I was just asking if anyone has mentioned it in the past few days. Many people bought ticket plans unaware of some severe obstructions. I appreciate the sarcasm though..

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

          Today or yesterday? Seriously?

          That news didn’t come out today or yesterday. That news came out in September of 2008. It’s not even new news, and it was covered in depth by every single media outlet from the press to TV to radio to numerous blogs nearly seven months ago.

          • Drew

            That’s the first time I saw those photos.. Espn made a big deal about it today on Tv and Kay’s radio show. The way they were speaking it didn’t sound like they were talking about the bleacher seats but I’m not sure. Kay went on a long rant.. Thanks for that link though because I honestly don’t remember reading about it back then.

            • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

              I saw that too. They were just trying to vilify the Yankees as usual. They made this huge deal…Oh My gOd, the yankees made a stadium with blind spots!!! wow oh my, what idiots! And nobody knows…maybe you bought these tickets and didnt know!”

              they never went into detail that it was the bleachers and that the tickets were reduce to $5 for obstructed view. They made it seem like you spent 1hundreds of dollars and couldn’t see the field.