Yankee Stadium Set to Undergo First Major Enhancements

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Construction is set to begin this week on a number of enhancements to improve the overall guest experience at Yankee Stadium.

For a wildly expensive stadium that was just erected in 2009, there certainly are a plethora of new entertainment options coming to Yankee Stadium in time for opening day next season.

Through a press release, Yankees managing partner Hal Steinbrenner said, “We have listened to our fans and ticket holders and their top requests were for more family-friendly and socially oriented spaces at Yankee Stadium.

“Yankees fans will now have many more dedicated areas for spending time with guests who have tickets in other sections of the stadium, allowing all guests to be able to enjoy the game from multiple vantage points while having unique food and drink options available to them.

“We are also especially excited to provide an engaging children’s play area for families to utilize prior to and throughout the game. Having these types of spaces in Yankee Stadium is fundamental to the expectations of our fans, and we look forward to making them a huge part of the Yankee Stadium experience in 2017 and beyond.”

The new additions coming to the ‘House that Jeter Built’ include:

Sunrun Kids Clubhouse

This 2,850 square foot area, shaped like a giant baseball glove will be situated in the 300 Level of right field. Stocked with Yankees themed playground equipment, a soft artificial turf, and a 6-foot- tall replica World Series trophy, children will be able to burn off that excess 3rd inning energy while parents watch their children and the game action from a nearby dugout area strewn with television sets. A shaded area with interactive exhibits will be adjacent to The Clubhouse restroom area–which includes a separate posh area for nursing mothers.

MasterCard Batters Eye Deck

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How would you like to catch all the action unfold from the 200 Level in straight away center field? Well, now you can, as the exquisite 3,500 square foot, Deck will be brimming with drink rails, craft beer options, cocktails galore, and enough food to fill up even the hungriest of Yankees fans.

Bullpen Landings

Gone are the obstructed views in Sections 239 and 201. These misplaced seats are being replaced with two open air social gathering areas designed to gives fans a unique view into both the visitors and Yankees bullpens. Both Landings come with their own unique food and drink menus, as well as drink rails with power/USB outlets. This space can also be reserved for large parties (with the purchase of a ticket of course).

AT&T Sports Lounge

As if being seated in Section 134 on Field Level wasn’t enough reason for you to head out to a Yankees game, now you will be forced to partake in a fully stocked sports bar on the stadium’s main outdoor concourse out in left field. In the event, you’re a fantasy baseball nut (like me), or the game you’ve dropped a few hundred bucks on gets out of hand, head to the Lounge to watch one of the few dozen flat screens brimming with action from around the sports world. Grab a pint, charge your phone, and forget your worries.

Budweiser Party Decks

Sections 311 and 328 will now be home to shaded stand-alone bar areas serving craft beer, cocktails, and various food items. If you want sweeping views of Yankee Stadium this is the place to be. This might very well be the best spot for fans of New York City FC to catch David Villa and Andrea Pirlo streaking up the pitch in the summer of 2017.

For those who attend games at Yankee Stadium but couldn’t care less about anything other than the product on the field and how much it cost to get in, there is one piece of info that might wet your whistle–once the stadium enhancements are complete, an additional 200,000 tickets will become available priced at $15 or less for the Yankees’ 2017 season.

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