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Going to Yankee Stadium? Don’t Bring Your iPad! iPad is Banned
This weekend is an exciting one here in NYC – the Subway Series comes to Citi Field. The matchup is between the Mets and the Yankees. Naturally the Yankees will prevail and Mets fans will, once again, wonder if their team will hit .500 for the season. If you are an iPad owner, you should be able to bring your device to the game.
However if you are planning to attend a Yankees home game at Yankee Stadium, leave that iPad at home! The security policies page notes that laptops are not allowed inside Yankee Stadium along with any video equipment. Apparently Yankees Stadium officials have decided that the iPad poses a safety risk. Additional banned devices are those that, “…may interfere with and/or distract any sports participant, other patron, audio or audio/visual telecast or recording of the game or any technology-related service provided in Yankee Stadium.”
Check out this story of a woman who attempted to bring her iPad into Yankee Stadium.
Apparently iPads are welcome at Fenway Park, home of the Boston RedSox. I guess with the quality of baseball the RedSox are playing these days, you probably need something to keep yourself occupied.
With today’s announcement of Google TV and all the discussion about the convergence of media platforms, one might think the MLB would want devices like the iPad to be used while at the game. How awesome would it be to have a live stats and chat app to discuss the game with others at the stadium. If NASCAR can do it, why not baseball?