NYS is my 10th stadium, and today's 9-1 (10 runs scored combined for my 10th stadium....the Gods were sending me signs....LOL)
The stadium was beautiful, less intimate and cozy then Citi Field or Oriole Park or Citizens....but still a great place to watch a game. I sat in the bleachers and found it to be quite enjoyable and a great place to watch the contest
Monument Park should have been at least half more of the size then it is....felt cramped and that the plaques and monuments we on top of one another, but still it was great to feel the history, something my teams ballpark is missing.
The stadium tour was lacking....only 45 minutes, which was about 40 min shorter then last weeks Citizens Bank tour....and the guide wasn't well versed in history but was definitly a fan of the NYY's. You know that when me as a diehard Mets fan is able to give more history about the Yanks then the tourguide something is amiss.
The support staff around the stadium was on occassion offensively rude, they tossed a young guy who had a sign for saying "why do you hate fun".....the ticket takers yelled at fans as they entered and the waiter at the hard rock cafe was clueless.....I had to tell him what a speciality drink was and how it was supposed to be served.
The history was amazing and the inner bowl of the stadium was great, I felt like I was across the street...exact dimensions and even the outfield ads were in the same place...WB Mason, Yomuri Japan Newspaper, Canon......