Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Yankee Stadium

Seriously, why are they tearing down Yankee Stadium? Another historical venue bites the dust to make more money, pricing out the real fans. The new stadium will have higher prices and fewer seats. I wish sports weren't so popular. Here's a great article questioning the teardown, which I agree with. When you price out your best fans, the casual fans eventually get less interested. It's going to come crashing down someday.

Also, I just think it's bad juju to tear down the stadium where you've had your best years to hopefully get some more cash. It hasn't done the Reds any good.

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At 9/24/2008 01:22:00 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Yeah, if you only have the die-hards to count on for money, inflated money at that, then what happens when your team is not doing so well?

Die-hards don't want to come see their team lose, and casual fans aren't going to come in because of the price.

A few months ago I saw a replay of Jim Thome's first HR in 1991, which came at Yankee Stadium. There was no one in the stands. This kind of thing can happen again.

The Yankees definitely made way more than enough money using Yankee Stadium, so their attempts to capitalize even more are unjustified. It is beyond sad.


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