New Yankee Stadium: $320 Obstructed View Seats!

Despite all the hype, hoopla and taxpayer dollars going into the New Yankee Stadium, with its multiple restaurants, 86 jumbotrons and quasi-historical facades, some things remain the same. Unfortunately, those things are the horrendous views from second-tier seats along the outfield lines, where enormous structural beams completely obscure the view of the field for anyone who happens to be sitting in them. For example, as first pointed out by the blog NEW STADIUM INSIDER, here’s the view from two seats in Section 230, which is out along the left field foul line:

Yankees Obstructed View Tickets Cost $320 Each

($107 for every inning Derek Jeter will play in that exhibition game!)

Not too good, huh? The scary thing is that section 230 is hardly the only one with a seriously problematic view. Early reports from prospective season ticket buyers claimed that the team’s ticket office was feigning ignorance whenever it was asked about “partial” obstructions. When that didn’t last, the office caved in and admitted that there were some issues, but didn’t announce that price shifts would reflect that.

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For $1280, Colts Fan Gets Pair of Worthless Seats

How’s that old saw go — measure twice, cut once? The Indianapolis Colts apparently overlooked the basics in constructing their new stadium. Although most fans are raving about the facility and the views of the city from the inside, some fans have to deal with that pesky little problem of not being able to see the game.

Says the INDIANAPOLIS STAR:

One of them, Paul Carnes, Indianapolis, paid $1,280 for two season tickets, not including playoffs. His view is obscured by a hand rail that runs the length of the field.

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