Apple commercially declared that “iPad goes anywhere” — anywhere that is, except for Yankee Stadium.Yahoo! Sports confirmed with the stadium that the iPad falls under its “no laptops” security policy and no one can enter with one.
The discussion surrounding the ban was spurred from a message by poster Spacekatgal on the IGN Boards. Spacekatgal tried to bring her iPad in to the Yankee/Red Sox game, only to be turned away at the gate. Undeterred, she did re-enter the stadium with her iPad in her jacket — but the ban exists all the same.
Now while anybody can reasonably argue why someone would want to bring an iPad (or any electronic device aside from a cell phone) into a ball game, the out right ban of such a device does strike us as pretty funky, especially when at a stadium that has WiFi throughout the complex.
In any event, if you want to bring an iPad to Yankee Stadium this summer (assuming you’re sitting in the shade), you might want to make sure you’ve got a bag or windbreaker that can mask said device from the security guards.