Sweet (Ballpark) Suites
Jay Weiner at Minnpost.com has an article up on the suites in the new Twins ballpark. Now Jay has been following the saga of stadium building in the Twin Cities for a long time but I thougt the slant of his article was a little too hysterical.
Basically it looks like the suites are going to be beautiful (see picture above). Nice cabinetry, plenty of flatscreen tvs, leather chairs, good sitelines, granite countertops, etc. The article has an attitude that this is a bad thing, maybe a sniff of ati-elitism going on. My take is who cares? I don't have enough $$$ for a suite but if others do and the Twins can sell them, that means they won't be looking to take as much out of my pocket when I go to the game.
It looks like the Twins have committments on 44 of the 55 planned suites. At $90,000 to $200,000 a year, that's not too bad. That's 44x$90,000 to $200,000 that I won't have to cough up. Who knows, maybe the Twins will be able to afford Delmon Young's next $150 million contract!
Bottom line is I want this ballpark to be top notch. I want it to be a beautiful place to watch Major League Baseball outdoors. If some corporate suits want to pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilige, all the power to 'em. Just get me a ballpark I can be proud of.