Madison Square Park Conservancy's application to conduct a special event for the broadcast of The Mets/Yankees Games (The "Delta Dugout" Series) On Friday, June 22 Through Sunday, June 24, 2012
WHEREAS, Madison Square Park Conservancy has submitted an application seeking permission to conduct a series of special events, which would be sponsored by Delta, for the broadcast of three (3) Mets/Yankees Subway Series games on a Jumbotron near the reflecting pool in Madison Square Park; and
WHEREAS, The evening games on Friday, June 22, 2012 will start at 7:00 PM, and the afternoon games on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 will start at 1:00 PM; and
WHEREAS, These proposed events, known as the Delta Dugout series, which were previously conducted on Friday, May 20, 2011 through Sunday, May 22, 2011 would be similar to the special events for the broadcast of the US Open, with all activities free and open to the public; and
WHEREAS, Last year, Delta contributed $120,000 to the Madison Square Park Conservancy, and it is expected that they would either match or increase their contribution for 2012; and
WHEREAS, This proposed event would feature a screen to show the games, a set of bleachers near the screen, and local food vendors on the north end of Madison Square Park; with the south end of the park utilized for a Delta Dugout lounge and children's activities such as pitch throwing and baseball clinics, which will all be shut down when the games start, all free and open to the public; and
WHEREAS, If beer and wine are sold for consumption, this would be in selected areas and all wine and beer licenses would be displayed, service would stop at 9:30 PM and the vendors would be responsible to monitor where the purchaser goes within the park and security personnel would be posted by the concessions; and
WHEREAS, If there are any material changes in the event from the previous year i.e., signage, set-up, scale, location, and/or ancillary activities, Madison Square Park Conservancy has agreed to return and present these changes to Community Board Five; and
WHEREAS, There is precedent for this event in Madison Square Park; and Community Board Five has found a significant amount of support for this event from residents and stakeholders in the community; and
WHEREAS, the Conservancy has agreed to abide by the requirements adopted by Community Board Five for large events being conducted in Madison Square Park, including a rigorous attempt to enforce navigation of the pathways through the Park during the event; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of Madison Square Park Conservancy's application to conduct the Delta Dugout special events for the broadcast of the Mets/Yankees games in Madison Square Park for Friday, June 22, 2012 through Sunday, June 24, 2012.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 33 in favor; 1 opposed; 1 abstaining.