Well friends, it is a bittersweet day for Baseball fans. The World Series is over, marking the end of the 2016 season. Even though we won’t be seeing our beloved Yanks take the field for quite some time, the Yankees announced that they are undergoing some major changes to Yankee Stadium. According to The Daily News, the Stadium will undergo its first series of major design enhancements since the ballpark opened in 2009, adding seven new social gathering spaces as well as additional food and beverage areas.
Yankees fans will have the opportunity to spend 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. In addition to the new gathering spaces, there will also be a new Sunrun Kid’s Clubhouse. It is going to be the first-ever children’s zone at the ballpark. Shaped like a mini-baseball field with a soft, artificial surface, the 2,850-square-foot area will be located on the 300 level in right field, outfitted with oversized baseballs, bases and baseball cards as well as a six-foot-high replica World Series trophy.
They are also adding a MasterCard Batter’s Eye Deck located on the 200 level in center field, Bullpen Landings on the 100 level in left and right field, an AT&T Sports Lounge featuring DirecTV service in Section 134 and Budweiser Party Decks in
Sections 311 and 328 featuring shaded stand-alone bar areas.
In order to fit all of these new amenities, the Yankees are removing just under 2,100 seats, including 1,100 obstructed-view bleacher seats and approximately 600 Terrace level seats. But the good news is that more than 200,000 additional tickets priced $15 or less will be made available for the 2017 regular season, according to the team.
So hang in there Yankees fans! There will be a lot to look forward to in the near future!
Thanks to The Daily News for providing the article on Yankee Stadium! To read the original article by Mark Feinsand, you can go here. To see more photos of the planning, you can visit Newsday’s post here.