Here’s some fabulous concession news. Minor League baseball’s West Michigan Whitecaps have added a “4-pound, $20 burger consisting of five beef patties, five slices of cheese, almost a cup of chili and generous portions of salsa and corn chips on an 8-inch sesame seed bun,” according to an Associated Press report published yesterday. Isn’t that dandy?
Meanwhile, the New York Yankees did their media hype this week regarding the concession fare at their new stadium. According to a New York Times story, the new Yankee Stadium now features a Cuban stand, appealing to Latino fans, in addition to a stand that caters to Italian food fanciers, and an Asian stand with meat, noodles and sushi.
This raises a question: What about all the health conscious, vegetarian inclined Yankee fans? Or Mets fans, for that matter? We haven’t yet received confirmation that they will serve as much as a veggie dog or a veggie burger on either roster. Check out the Yankees’ March 23 press release about their new concessions. Usually, veggie dogs or burgers are listed under “Healthy Alternatives” in menu rosters. Their listing consists of two items: a farmers market stand with fresh fruits and vegetables, and a stand with Kosher options. While that’s wonderful, it still seems odd that the obvious vegetarian option of a veggie dog has not been placed on the menu, as well.
Their online contact forms are an option, but calls will be faster and more efficient.
Link to the online form for the Yankees.
The phone number for Yankee Stadium is (718) 213-4300.
Link to the online form for the Mets.
The phone number for Citi Field (it’ll still be called Shea by fans, of course:) (718) 507-TIXX
Call and ask for the person in charge of concessions, or the person in charge of guest or fan relations, or the person in charge of stadium operations. All of these individuals are appropriate to contact. Communicate with a smile and tell them about all the other ballparks that are offering these items. (You can tell them to check out the Phillies menu as an example.) Then, thank them for their time and consideration.
It takes customer feedback to bolster change. This is true for baseball stadiums, as it is for anything else. Take a few minutes on your end. We will keep you posted on ours. :))