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Get your beer, just not here

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 22, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees fans apparently love beer based on how many people have e-mailed to ask whether the bleachers will be alcohol-free in the new Stadium.

Based on the pocket schedules they gave us today, the following sections will be booze-free:

Sections 201-204 (right field bleachers) and sections 235-239 (left field bleachers).

However … there is a Bleachers Cafe behind center field. I have no idea whether beer will be sold there. The PR guys are going to try and find out.

The sports bar in center field is not accessible via the bleachers, I was told.

Meanwhile this disclaimer is printed on the schedule:

“Time, opponent, date and club rosters and lineups, including the Yankees’ roster and lineup, are tentative and subject to change.”

Do people really need to be legally informed that the roster and lineup could change? Nobody is that stupid, are they?





33 Responses to “Get your beer, just not here”

  1. 2009 Yankees February 22nd, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    At least they used SPELL CHECK this time ;)

  2. Ryan February 22nd, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    “Do people really need to be legally informed that the roster and lineup could change? Nobody is that stupid, are they?”

    Have you seen some of the people that comment here?

  3. Evan February 22nd, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Come on, someone sued mcdonalds because they spilled hot coffee on them and the cup didn’t say the coffee was hot. Maybe someone can sue the yankees, if their pocket schedule is wrong.

  4. Clint February 22nd, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    GREAT article on Swisher –

    “I’m just trying to get the guys going, because I mean, hey, when you come here early in the morning, sometimes it’s tough to get that blood flowing,” Swisher said.

    “Man, it’s awesome being here,” said Swisher, 28, who really talks like that. “It’s like a dream come true. I’ve had a taste of the playoffs twice, and that’s not enough for me. I came here to win. I came here to win a ring.”

    “I don’t mind doing whatever,” Swisher said. “I just want to be a part of what we’re doing over here. And if this team comes together, I think we have a chance to do something very, very special.”

    “I’m just being me,” he said. “And I gotta say, I can’t thank these guys enough for the way they’ve welcomed me. I never really knew anybody here on a personal level, but they’ve really made me feel like I could be myself and not have to be something that I’m not.”

    “I’m looking forward to having a great year here,” he said. “I love this game. I love what I do. I’m very blessed to be here. So what I’m saying is, I just want to go out there and have as much fun as I can.”

  5. m February 22nd, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    How big is that pocket for that pocket schedule? Geez.

    Are you teasing us, Pete? Let me join the “How did Phil look?” chorus.

  6. Rich February 22nd, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    $15 for a miller lite, can’t wait! :)

  7. Tseng February 22nd, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    It’s a litigation happy society. You can never be too careful with your legal disclaimers. People sue for anything and everything.

  8. Nick February 22nd, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    What’s there for Pete to say about the BP session?

    I don’t think anyone looks ‘bad’ in a bullpen session and I doubt his catcher would admit it to the media anyway even if he did.

  9. m February 22nd, 2009 at 4:42 pm


    Are you serious? We’re just curious. He’s talked about the other guys. We want to hear about Phil.

  10. Melanconsetsup February 22nd, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Yankee Stadium looks awesome. I can’t wait to go. I’ve wanted to see a game for a couple years, finally got tickets to a twins game. And yes, people can be that stupid. That’s why there are Red Sox fans.

  11. Melanconsetsup February 22nd, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    I would like to point out before any Red Sox fans come at me with pitchforks that that was just a joke. Please don’t stone me to death.

  12. Sean February 22nd, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Sections 235-239 is the left field bleachers, not main level

  13. Peter Abraham February 22nd, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Sean, you’re right. I misread the schedule hard, which has the tiniest print ever.

  14. Phil February 22nd, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    back in the `70′s Nets fans sued the Nets for selling them season tickets then turning around and trading Dr. Jay.

  15. Melanconsetsup February 22nd, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Forget the pocket schedule. Just use the Yankee website, it works just as well if not better since it’s easier to read.

  16. Kevin February 22nd, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Yeah, most disclaimers are reactions to previous lawsuits. You wouldn’t think Winnebago would need to put in its manual that cruise control is not an autopilot, but somebody sued them for it (initially won a huge settlement, too, although I’m sure it was overturned on appeal).

  17. Burnett after reading February 22nd, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    How can the opponent be subject to change? I was under the impression that if you had tickets to see a game then no matter what happened you had tickets to that makeup game.

  18. James February 22nd, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    With the current level of cops at games they should sell beer in the bleachers. Might as well double the amount of money they’re making on the tickets by selling two beers! That bar not being accessible, yet right in the dead center of the bleachers, is hilarious and wrong.

  19. Donald L. Mahnken February 22nd, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Come on, someone sued mcdonalds because they spilled hot coffee on them and the cup didn’t say the coffee was hot.*SIGH*

    McDonald’s was sued because the lid on the coffee was not on properly, the coffee was a ridiculously high temperature, and the woman suffered severe burns when it spilled, requiring *skin grafts*. It was a legitimate lawsuit, and the ridiculously high award (which was lowered on appeal) was because the jury awarded the plaintiff the amount of money McDonald’s makes in one day from coffee sales.

  20. Incognito February 22nd, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    NO BEER!!!!!!? What kind of fascist crap is that?

  21. Arliss February 22nd, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    I have been told numerous times that as a ticket holder in the bleachers, i will be able to access all parts of Yankee Stadium. As such, someone is either a) misinformed or b) flat out lying about access to the Sports Bar in CF.

    As for drinking. I was specifically told that the Bleachers would be alcohol free, but that unlike years past, bleacher ticket holders would have access to beer, but would not have the ability to bring it back to their seats.

  22. James February 22nd, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I’m now looking at a seating chart and can not figure how you can get to that sports bar without going through the bleachers. Unless there is a limited access tunnel through or under the bleachers, how does a person get there? And how do you put a bar in the middle of 5 sections where you plan on not serving beer?

  23. jvcelt February 22nd, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    it is absurd that we live in a country where someone gets rich because she spilled coffee on herself. the lawyers run this country.

  24. 9nine9 February 22nd, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    The ban on beer in the bleachers was ridiculous in the first place and it’s ridiculous now. The Yankees should use the opportunity presented by the new ballpark to right a wrong.

  25. Harold February 22nd, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    i love beer

  26. Brian from PA February 22nd, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    unfortunately some people are that a yankees game i went to a couple years ago, some people actually got up and left in the middle of the 1st because derek jeter wasn’t playing. they were talking about getting their money back.

  27. rifalcon42 February 23rd, 2009 at 1:04 am

    no beer in those sections?!? what a travesty! hopefully they realize what a mistake that is!

  28. El February 23rd, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Already it looks like Old Timers day was changed from Saturday July 18th to Sunday July 19th..Thats according to the Yankee online schedule

  29. Sue February 23rd, 2009 at 11:09 am

    “Do people really need to be legally informed that the roster and lineup could change? Nobody is that stupid, are they?”

    Actually, yes, they do. Legally, anyway. I work in ticketing, and you have to disclaim everything you can think of. If a player is used in a promo at the beginning of the season, when the ticket is purchased, and has been traded by the time the game rolls around, the yankees could be sued for false advertising if that statement is not on the tickets.

    In fact, Broadway has instituted a policy that unless the actor who is not performance has their name above the show title on the official show poster, a ticket cannot be refunded when a replace performs.

    People will complain about anything.

  30. Jac February 23rd, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I was on a tour of the new stadium last week and the Yankee rep told me that they may sell access to the sports bar in CF to Bleacher season ticket holders … like the old Pinstripe Club.

  31. Sloppy Seconds February 24th, 2009 at 12:08 am


    Thats sweet…how did you get a tour of the new stadium??

  32. matt February 24th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    i just called the stadium and they verified to me that ticket holders in the bleachers will be able to go to the sports bar in center and get a beer. a fine compromise for me. i was just worried that i would be denied my american right to drink beer at a baseball game. i mean you can’t bring it back to your seat, but just take a walk for a beer or two during the game.

  33. Kevin Mac March 29th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    The lady that sued McDonalds actually did have a good reason. I think it is rediculous how people sue everyone for just about anything these days. Like the guy said before the coffee was served rediculously hot. I believe it was served at 195 degrees when it is supposed to be served at around 130 degrees.

    It is rediculous that you can’t drink in the bleechers. I love the yanks more than anything but it is just totally insane. Atleast now you will be able to walk somewhere at get a beer. In all honesty, it is impossible to go to a ball came in the summer and not hav ea beer. I really hate the Yanks for this, I thought they may have come to their senses witht he new stadium, but they unfortunately did not.

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