iPhone App for Yankee Stadium Released
iPhone app for Yankee Stadium gives fans inside scoop on Bronx Bombers’ new home
Fans can get tips about the new Stadium, play trivia game on phone
NEW YORK –Fans making a pilgrimage to the new Yankee Stadium or who simply want to learn more about the ballpark and the history of this most storied of baseball franchises can now install an application on their iPhone and iPod touch from Wise Guides. Curious about why so many home runs are flying out of the new park or how many calories are in that tub of popcorn you just bought? Want to know what train to take to the game and which nearby bar Babe Ruth used to occasionally visit for a post-game beverage? It’s all in the new Yankee Stadium iPhone app from Wise Guides, creators of ballpark and stadium guides.
Besides helpful and funny tips and anecdotes about the new Stadium and the Yankees, the application also includes an entertaining trivia game for those down times between pitches. Answer a question correctly and hear the roar of the crowd from your phone. Got one wrong? Just give the phone a shake and the next question pops up. And the app also has reviews of dozens of Big Apple restaurants, bars and clubs, provides mapping, and a feature allowing users to send in their own suggestions and stories about the Yankee Stadium experience. The Wise Guide® Yankee Stadium application can be installed on both the iPhone and iPod touch and sells for $0.99.
“We think both the baseball tourist and the hardcore Yanks fan will enjoy this app,” says Wise Guides co-founder John Buchanan. “It’s smart, easy to use and fun… at least that’s what our mom told us.”
The application contains advice on haggling with the scalpers, tips on how to get to the bathroom and back without missing a pitch and suggestions on where to head after the game for a drink and a bite. The Wise Guides app also contains explanations of baseball rules and stats: What is the Infield Fly Rule? When is a game official? How do you calculate slugging percentage, ERA and OPS? All could come in handy when watching a game.
The interactive nature of the app allows fans to send in their own tips about Yankee Stadium and suggestions for where to head after the game. The best offerings might make the next version of the app and could win fans tickets to see the Yankees.
The Wise Guide Fan Navigator books were created by John and Andy Buchanan, a pair of sports-loving brothers from Chicago, and have been featured in ESPN The Magazine and various other media outlets. They provide fans a dose of history as well as tips on attending games, and are a witty take on the entire spectator experience. Wise Guides has books on Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, AT&T Park, Notre Dame Stadium, Ohio Stadium and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The books can be purchased for $9.99 at www.wiseguidesonline.com as well as at select Borders and Barnes & Noble outlets and other book and souvenir stores.
Fans can also access Wise Guides content at www.wiseguidesonline.com, including stories, tips and bar/restaurant reviews for all 30 Major League Baseball ballparks, with more venues in the works. The site allows users to rate their stadium experiences, including atmosphere, food and drink, and review local establishments.
Wise Guides LLC is not affiliated with Major League Baseball or any MLB organization.