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The iPad is Not Welcome in Yankee Stadium

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by iDan, May 23, 2010.

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    If you’re a baseball fan planning on going to Yankee Stadium anytime soon, and you also happened to be joined at the hip to your iPad, be warned that you and your beloved Apple device will not be allowed inside the stadium together. A report on CenterNetworks today outlines how the iPad joins laptops and video equipment as devices banned from the New York stadium.

    The story is based on the account of a woman who posted on IGN’s Mac boards about how she was turned away at the gates because she had an iPad with her, although she eventually managed to sneak in with it under her jacket. The woman said that she is always allowed to take her iPad into the Red Sox games at Fenway Park, and pointed out that it seems strange to ban devices such as iPads and laptops when the stadium provides free Wi-Fi! And, as the CenterNetworks post points out, it’s not a very forward-thinking decision by the MLB - surely they can see the potential of being able to use a live scores and chat app during the game. As CenterNetworks says, if it works for NASCAR, why not baseball?

    By Maura Sutton, iPadForums.net
    Source: CenterNetworks
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    why do they care?...it can take pics/video of the game
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    The ipad cannot. But cell phones can. Can you imagine banning cell phones?
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    Agreed with all of the above. It must tke root into some misconception that the iPad could take pictures...
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    I don't think that it is an MLB decision as you can bring iPads to Fenway Park.
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    They are worried that more people will be looking at the iPad instead of the game.
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    :D could be! Really, the whole thing makes no sense to me...
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    I know why. iPad users can't eat a hotdog at the same time they use their iPads...

    It's a blatant infringement of the Hotdog Eaters of America Convention.

    Item# 8934 states: "Apples and hotdogs don't mix."
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    Eh, it's a private business. If they don't want iPads in their stadium, that's their choice.
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    I guess it is their choice. But what the heck do they advertise free wifi for then? Maybe they're afraid people sittting around you will want to watch over your shoulder rather than watch the field. Makes no sense to me.
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    The best part was that after she snuck it in she started her thread on IGN using it.
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    It reminds me of a time I went to a college bowl game. We got turn backed because we wanted to bring our own drinks and chips in. They would even check bags. However, there is a lot of stuff that can be stashed in a good camera bag when the camera is around your neck. A few velcro dividers can hide a world of items. The next gate was no problem.
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    Or when you snuck a pint of boos into the movie theater with you when you were under age.
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    Its been added under their laptop ban.

    It wasn't originally banned however someone from yahoo asked if they would ban the iPad as well and they thought, hmmmm.... I think we might as well include the ipad in our no laptop policy.
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    Who needs to see the Yankee's anyway?

    Cya
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    maybe can also said who also need to look in iPad in stadium :D
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    It could be a liability issue. They don't want to be liable in case an expensive piece of equipment is lost or stolen.
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    If a stadium can't be held liable for catching a loose bat in the head, I seriously doubt anyone is going to care if your laptop was lost or stolen. Kind of makes you wonder why Yankee Stadium has free wifi tho....
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    Luxury Boxes and Wi-Fi enabled cells I assume.
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    maybe they are affraid that somebody will use it as a mirror and try to blind one of the players as he is about to make a play.....that is the only thing I can think of....

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