Oct 22, 2013, 9:32 AM PST
While the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox were getting ready to compete for World Series rings, a much more valuable piece of precious metal and diamonds was received at AT&T Park.
Since the home of the San Francisco Giants was lying dormant, rapper Kanye West leased out the place to stage a lavish wedding proposal for Kim Kardashian. The proposal featured a 50-piece band, a huge rock, a personalized scoreboard message, and some bubbly. Oh, yeah. Kim said “yes.”
“Kimye” doesn’t have a known connection to San Francisco and AT&T Park, but the venue certainly holds the beauty and space needed for a very important “Keeping up with the Kardashians” shoot.
You don’t have to be a very important celebrity to propose to your special lady Kanye style. You just have to be rich. How rich?
That’s a pretty good deal. The very same pricing sheet indicates that it costs $200,000 to rent out AT&T Park for the night. For mere pocket change ($2,500) you can get them to light up the Coca-Cola bottle and fire up the HD scoreboard.
The scoreboard won’t really do anything, however, unless you cough up an additional $20,000 to purchase the video package that comes with a camera and technical crew. When proposing in grand fashion, you simply must have a scoreboard message and West did.
It’s possible that West brought in his own crew so that he didn’t have to pay the additional charges. The Kardashian crew typically rolls deep with production people and cameramen. Either way, all of that stuff is practically chump change in comparison to the $6 million engagement ring that West bought for Kardashian.
Sure, it sounds like a lot of money, but they’ll make all of that cash back in advertising revenue when they have their grand wedding on live television. Consider it all an investment. In short, you too could propose at AT&T Park like Kanye West. If you don’t roll deep with your own production team it will set you back around $37,500 (plus an engagement ring). That’s all assuming the Giants don’t hold you to the $200,000 venue rental charge.
You have to admit that it looks pretty cool.
— San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi probably received several wedding proposals after this unbelievable game-saving kick save. Niemi shutout the Detroit Red Wings saved and his best effort for last as the Sharks won 1-0 in a shootout. Check out Todd Bertuzzi’s reaction after the save. He is in complete disbelief.
— The infield was still intact at AT&T Park for the big proposal, but it is long gone at the Oakland Coliseum. That is great news to the Oakland Raiders. They will finally be playing on a football field when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday.
Field of Links:
— With all the crazy spending going on, it’s nice to see a lucky fan get a $6 ticket to the World Series.
— Putting bobbleheads on real player bodies is simply brilliant and mildly disturbing.
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