Friday, June 19, 2009

This Old Stadium

A study was released yesterday showing Lackawanna County Stadium needs $13 million worth of repairs.

I'm no engineer or architect, but for some reason, that sounds right for a 20 year old stadium. The major issue is water infiltration, which has been a problem since day one. Some concrete is deteriorating.

Something more than the condition of the stadium bothers me. It's the attitude.

Current figures show SWB Yankees attendance is in the bottom third of the International League.

Yes, the weather has been horrendous. Yes, attendance here traditionally doesn't pick up 'til summer and the kids get out of school.

It's still reason for concern. We're spending a lot of money on a product that's fails to draw a crowd.