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Ira P, Fresh Meadows, NY -- Jun 22, 2009 21:06 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 7
On the one hand, the new stadium is beautiful, first-class. Lots of amenities, great service! On the other hand, the experience has evolved into something new. Lots of flashing lights, too many sounds -- I felt like I was in downtown Las Vegas -- on Fremont Street! I'm not sure that's where I want to be when I watch a ballgame. The event has evolved into a multi-media show! I miss the old days where you could go to the ballpark and relax & take in the game. There is nothing relaxing about the new stadium!


Joseph Fitzhenry, MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Aug 12, 2009 12:09 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 9
Well I went not so long ago. I went to A Yankees Red Sox game the first game that started the Yankees sweep on the red sox. i loved it! but the old stadium food was better but their seats were comfortable. i loved it and even if your high up its an amazing view! GO YANKEES!


John Crozier, Rockville Centre, NY -- Aug 19, 2009 01:09 AM
6 visit(s). My rating: 9
Wow. Moving into a new Stadium was bittersweet for most Yankee fans, leaving the most storied stadium in baseball, the House That Ruth Built. That being said, Yankee Stadium II is quite the experience. The building oozes Yankees and the grandstand itself still has an intimidating feel to it. The staff at the Stadium has been hit or miss so far this year, i've had good and bad experiences with them. It seems like the Yankees notice the minor flaws that hamper the building, and are slowly trying to rectify some of the issues. Overall, a world class ballpark for a world class team.


Matthew Persico, Eastchester, NY -- Sep 27, 2009 20:52 PM
3 visit(s). My rating: 9
An absolutely amazing upgrade. It feels so big in the stands and under the stands - the old place was a firetrap. And yet when you sit down and look at the field, it feels like a cozy triple-a park, like Scranton (which I've been at and is a great place to see baseball). You really are close, even in section 423. The only "bad" thing is that now, since you can see the field from any concession stand, you lose the old dramatic effect of walking up one of those long walkways from the concessions to the stands and having the field pop into view all at once. I still call it a 9. And with any luck, by the time we get to November, we'll be saying": Brand New Bricks, Same Old Result.


Derek M, Los Angeles, CN -- Feb 17, 2010 16:16 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 7
Yankee Stadium II is the most expensive ballpark ever built and it shows. I love the retro exterior and the extension of the classic frieze. However, there are some serious flaws as well. The homerun ratio is simply too high and cheapens some of the game's integrity. Also the enormous center field HD jumbotron is distracting to say the least. But the biggest flaw about the new Yankee stadium is something no amount of money could fix. It's simply not the original park. Even with the 1970s remodel, the old stadium gave you the sense of history that no other park could replicate. Maybe in 50 years YS2 will have that same feeling, but until then it like a jigsaw puzzle of a beautiful painting with a missing piece.


Michael G, South Amboy, NJ -- May 26, 2014 14:25 PM
6 visit(s). My rating: 3
HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE...Way to expensive for the everday fan. Tv's in the bleachers, security team from hell...Terrible rip off from the house that ruth built. Go across town to Citi much better experience.


Zach LaFleur, Fowlerville, MI -- Jul 27, 2014 00:40 AM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
This is an example of how not to rebuild Yankee Stadium! The playing field is minor league size (particularly on the right center field side)! (Left center field is decent, but a long way closer than the original Death Valley, as well as straight away center field is)! With $1,300,000,000, you would think that the five decks could extend all the way around and provide 75,000 to 100,000 seats? (The old Yankee Stadium way designed this way, but that was before lights for night games and they wisely opted not to do this back then)! I don't know, but 51,000 to 53,325 capacity replacing 57,545, and for a lot more money? At least the roof has that scalloped frieze similar to the original, and they brought the Hammond Elegante Organ over as well!


Zach LaFleur, Fowlerville, MI -- Jul 27, 2014 01:14 AM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
This is an example of how not to rebuild Yankee Stadium! The playing field is minor league size (particularly on the right center field side)! (Left center field is decent, but a long way closer than the original Death Valley, as well as straight away center field is)! With $1,300,000,000, you would think that the five decks could extend all the way around and provide 75,000 to 100,000 seats? (The old Yankee Stadium way designed this way, but that was before lights for night games and they wisely opted not to do this back then)! I don't know, but 51,000 to 53,325 capacity replacing 57,545, and for a lot more money? At least the roof has that scalloped frieze similar to the original, and they brought the Hammond Elegante Organ over as well!



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