At least they are putting up TV's to see what you're missing. Then again, you can do the same at home without paying a boatload in parking.
"Architectural shadow"??? Say what? You mean you couldn't have figured out a way to NOT block the sight lines of your most loyal and ferverent fans? No? You'd rather jut a sports bar out and block their sight lines and put up some flat screens to compensate. After all, they're only the $12/ticket customers, not the "high value" ones in the sports bar, eh?
The price of watching a fraction of Yankees games dropped to a fraction of its original cost yesterday, with obstructed-view bleacher seats abruptly falling from $12 per game to $5.
Lonn Trost, the team's chief operating officer, made the announcement during an interview on WFAN. The ticket price applies to about 600 seats on either side of a sports bar that extends to the centerfield wall.
"Those seats are being sold at $5, not $12,'' he said. "I think some seats may have gone out improperly invoiced. Those are going to be corrected, but those 600 seats are going to be $5.''
"When we built the sports bar we knew architecturally there is an architectural shadow,'' he said. "And that means there are a group of seats that are in the bleachers that if you are sitting very close to either the rightfield or leftfield side of the sports bar, you may not see the opposite side."
We knew that going in, and to that extent we pre-prepared to put televisions in the wall, as well as that big screen so you don't miss anything.''