The more I hear about the new Yankee Stadium, the more it makes me not want to see a baseball game in the Bronx. After reading several articles about the new stadium, including this specific article from the New York Times, I just can't figure out whether this place was built to watch a baseball game or to attend a business meeting at a 4 star restaurant.
First of all, I don't really see the full purpose of having a restaurant in a stadium in the first place. The Yankees always have to outdo everyone though. Toronto has a restaurant, so what do the Yankees do, well they add a Martini bar, and about 4 other restaurants.
Florance Fabricant of the New York Times states that there are a number of perks that are available to those who have seat located in the various club and suite areas. Which of course, I guess, if you are one of those individuals that are paying 2,500 to see a baseball game, you probably aren't there to see the game in the first place. So I guess to accommodate a person of that class, the Yankees needed to add in a few high class restaurants.
"A number of restaurants and dining areas will be for their exclusive enjoyment. And the food will be prepared at open cooking stations run, from time to time, by Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef fame, April Bloomfield of the Spotted Pig, chefs from Le Cirque, and cooks from Elaine's.
Some chefs will be at the stadium for one evening and others may make multiple appearances. "I'm tickled about it," Ms. Bloomfield said. "I love baseball and it sounds like fun."
Yeah lady, I am really tickled about it myself. If anything, "tickled" would be the last word I would use to describe this nonsense. I just don't understand why they added all of this unnecessary crap to a baseball stadium. Real fans do not go to a baseball game for all this stuff. The mastermind behind this project (we all know whom that is) is a real joke. I hope there is a big pole sitting in front of his seat at the new stadium.