• Subway Squawker Swan’s Stadium Story

    Posted by on April 22nd, 2009 · Comments (2)

    Did you see Lisa Swan’s review of the new Yankee Stadium today? Having been to the new Stadium, twice, myself already, I thought Lisa’s review was very well done – and spot on…in terms of covering everything, etc.

    For me, it’s funny. It took the arrival of the new Stadium to make me fully understand how much the old Stadium was home to me. I thought I knew that already – but it’s really starting to hit me, hard, now. Even just seeing clips of the old Stadium, from last year, during YES broadcasts now, gives me goose bumps and a sense of longing for the old park.

    But, in any event, it’s time to get over that – no matter how the new Stadium rubs me. It’s here. The old one is not coming back. It is what it is, right? And, as Yankees fans, we probably better start learning to love it.

    Comments on Subway Squawker Swan’s Stadium Story

    1. MJ
      April 23rd, 2009 | 10:15 am

      With all the negative reports/reviews of Yankee Stadium I wonder if I’ll hate it too or if such low expectations will cause me to like it way more than everyone else…

    2. lisaswan
      April 23rd, 2009 | 11:42 am

      Steve, thanks for this post! I appreciate it.

      And MJ, I had lower expectations for the new Stadium, thanks to all the negative reviews I had heard. But even with that, I still was disappointed with parts of the ballpark.

      I’m not trying to be Joe Hill here, but the caste system is so striking – and depressing – at this new ballpark. The average fan literally is an afterthought.

      True, Citi Field also has private clubs and suites, but you don’t get that same sense of exclusion as you do from the new Yankee Stadium. It’s sad.

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