A few programming notes as the wait continues for what – weather permitting – should be a terrific night at the Stadium tonight:
The performance by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys has been postponed until tomorrow night. Instead of doing “Empire State of Mind” before Game 1, the weather has forced MLB to make it part of the pre-game for Game 2. Seems there were concerns that the set-up of the stage and other equipment might have damaged the field if it was all wet, so the show was pushed back a day.
Also, for those looking for a place to watch the Yankees-Phillies game on Sunday, the Yankees are opening up the Stadium for another viewing party. Here’s the official release:
The New York Yankees announced today that they will open the Yankee Stadium Field Level and Great Hall to the public to watch the broadcast of the World Series Game 4 from Philadelphia on Sunday, November 1. (The opening will be dependent on weather conditions in Philadelphia permitting the game to be played.)
Turnstiles between Gates 4 and 6 will open at 7:00 p.m. for the 8:20 p.m. game. Fans can watch the Game in the Great Hall or in the opened sections of the Field Level.
“When we opened the Stadium for Game 3 in the ALCS, the response was positive and the energy from our fans was truly infectious. They really enjoyed coming together to watch the game,” said Hal Steinbrenner, Yankees Managing General Partner. “Once we reached the World Series, we felt that it was the perfect time to open the Stadium again. We remain grateful for the support of the best fans in baseball.”
Food and concession stands will be open and available to fans. NYY Steak and Hard Rock Café will also be open.