Stadium Renovations Newsbeat
Monday, October 24, 2016
SUNRUN KIDS CLUBHOUSE: The Sunrun Kids Clubhouse will be Yankee Stadium’s first-ever children’s zone. Shaped like a mini-baseball field with a soft artificial surface, the 2,850-square-foot area will be located on the 300 Level in right field and will be outfitted with Yankees-themed playground equipment, including oversized baseballs, bases and baseball cards. The Sunrun Kids Clubhouse will be accessible to all Yankee Stadium Guests.
Children will be able to play among the colorful fixtures, including a 6-foot-high replica World Series trophy. Parents can join their children on the play area or choose to oversee them from a nearby dugout. Television monitors will ensure that no one misses any game action. There will also be a shaded section of the play area with interactive exhibits. The Clubhouse will also include two family restrooms equipped with changing tables. Nursing mothers will have an additional private space, which will include lounge chairs, a television and power outlets for those using electric breast pumps.
“We want our youngest fans to feel as if Yankee Stadium is an extension of their local park or backyard,” Steinbrenner said. “The Sunrun Kids Clubhouse is designed to nurture their love for experiencing games in person, while providing parents the resources they need to keep their children entertained prior to and during the game.”
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
County officials in recent weeks have rejected most of the team’s request for $65 million in upgrades to Chase Field, saying the repairs don’t meet the lease agreement’s requirements for funding. Requested repairs include suite renovations, painting and a new scoreboard, all of which county officials say are cosmetic and the team’s responsibility.
Documents also show the conflict has gotten personal.
County Supervisor Andy Kunasek sent a letter to Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall as the dispute reached a climax in April, describing the baseball business as “evolving into a parasitic enterprise.” He accused Hall of selling a “false narrative,” slandering county board members and doing “irreparable harm” to taxpayer confidence in government.
As Kunasek delivered the letter to the team, he directed a profanity-laced storm at Hall, calling on owner Ken Kendrick to “take your stupid baseball team and get out” and go back to “f—king West Virginia,” according to team notes that Kunasek does not dispute.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
A $63 million park project.
Yahaira Davila heard “we’ll call you soon” countless times from job interviewers who never called back.
She heard that phrase again in March inside the Wilson-Gray YMCA on Albany Avenue. That promise of a call came from the Hartford Yard Goats, the AA baseball team whose major selling point in this city was the jobs it would create.
The promise was made good when she was brought in for a second interview and walked out with a seasonal position as a member of Dunkin’ Donuts Park’s food-service team.
From the excitement that Davila felt at the news, an excitement still apparent months later, you’d think she’d been ask to strap on cleats and bat cleanup.
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