I am not a baseball fan so the renovation of the Yankee stadium has really not affected me in anyway. But the average baseball loving fan will definitely be affected economically if he wishes to watch a game at this newly renovated stadium. The new stadium that cost $1.5 billion to construct is a complete contrast of the good old stadium that we were used to. A playground for the rich and the famous, it surely would take weeks for a visitor to digest all of its amenities and architectural marvels. With the luxurious makeover even prices of tickets have gone way up. The most expensive seats have a $2,625 price tag while there are some less expensive yet unaffordable seats with a price range of $600-$800. The new stadium has shocked quite a few.
Keith Olbermann, of MSNBC fame after visiting the new renovated stadium said, “Yankee Stadium felt like a library — or at best, exactly like a spring-training game”. One of the most high tech stadiums, it even has vast caverns to escape if you want to hide from people or the media. You can also send messages to others from the personal computer in your stall. The new Yankee stadium with its premium seats has surely taken the fun out of this game.
Come on guys, a game of baseball without a loud and noisy audience and a few brawls is just not fun.