Gone are the days of warm beer and peanuts being passed down an aisle. Yankee Stadium Senior Executive Chef Matt Gibson says, “We ask for feedback on every receipt and our guests told us they wanted expanded food choices.” So while we aren’t consulted on which players the team should trade for, the Yankees did take note that many of their fans follow food as fanatically as baseball. “Being in the Bronx we know that people know the latest restaurant openings in the city and who those popular players are,” says Gibson.
So added to the lineup this year are items such as the Brontosaurus Rib and the Burnt End sandwich from Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, a hickory- and molasses-glazed grilled chicken sandwich and steak and potato fries from Lobel’s, and hamburgers ranging from the vegan Guadalupe to the bison El Matador, both from Bareburger. With a nod to its Bronx heritage, and with some Westchester mixed in, the Yankees are offering The Mutz – a hand-pulled mozzarella sandwich with mixed vegetables. The bakery supplying the bread is Yonkers-own wholesale bakery Pane D’Oro.
Thirsty? In addition to the craft beer selection, fans can enjoy a Grand Slam or a Triple Play with a new cocktail mix. Hungry for dessert? There’s a Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop and Mighty Quinn’s has a delectable bread pudding. There are also gluten-free and healthier choices available at Melissa’s Farmers Market.
To help defray the cost of all this eating (the one-pound beef Brontosaurus Rib is $38), the Yankees have also introduced some new ticket options for 2017. The Pinstripe Pass ticket at $15 is a general admission standing room only ticket that also includes one drink. To make standing more of an experience there are new decks, terraces, and a lounge – the lounge replete with all-important power/USB outlets. And the Sunrun Kids Clubhouse is a children’s zone featuring such playground equipment and games.
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Major League Baseball may be trying to speed up the pace of baseball games, but with the food and stadium enhancements at Yankee Stadium, fans will be coming earlier and hoping for extra innings.
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