This is interesting. Hal Steinbrenner has sent out an e-mail to selected season-ticket holders inviting them to critique the new Stadium and their experience to team officials in person.
They want the feedback so much that they’re willing to bribe the fans to participate
The note reads:
We are extending a personal invitation to a limited number of people, to either meet at our Preview Center in Rockefeller Center or at Yankee Stadium, before or after a game, so as to spend a few minutes telling us how we are doing and how we can make the “Yankee Stadium Experience” even better.
We want you to tell us exactly what you think about the food, the merchandise, the game day personnel, and the entire “Yankee Stadium Experience” from the moment you enter the Stadium until the moment you leave. We want to know what you like best, and what may have disappointed you.
Most importantly, we want the truth.
In fact, we are so interested in what you think, we have a great gift reserved for you if you participate. Your gift can be selected from the following:
• a $200 gift certificate for use in a Yankees Team store;
• a $200 gift certificate for NYY Steak (our new steakhouse at Yankee Stadium);
• an opportunity for you and three guests to watch batting practice from the field for a select game; or
• an autographed baseball by a current or former Yankees Player
We have several dates and times open, thus simply select the session date, time and location that is most convenient for you – either at Yankee Stadium, just before or after a game, or over lunch or at the end of the day at the Yankees Preview Center, located at 30 Rockefeller Center.
Our Stadium interviews will take place on July 5, 6 and 18.
If the Yankees actually pay attention to what people say, this will be worthwhile.
UPDATE, 12:38 p.m.: As usual, the eloquent posters to this blog are making some good suggestions about the Stadium in the comments section. Hey Yankees, here is some feedback that doesn’t require $200 in free steaks.