There was an interesting thing I read about Progressive Field though; they actually cut 5,000 seats this season in order to build a number of these new additions. A larger "kids funzone" more luxury areas, and several in-stadium full-service bars were added to "enhance the fan experience". Take one look at the stadium and you can see where they carved out seats and added new glass-enclosed hangouts. Obviously, these features are cool, but it raised an interesting question: what's wrong with people?
Think about it: market research is telling Cleveland (and all parks frankly) that fans want more features in their ballpark experience than simply "watching the game". They want gourmet cuisine, huge TVs, craft drinks, and playgrounds for children. Keep in mind, this isn't a mall which stays open all day, this is a select area of the city (the stadium) reserved for people holding baseball tickets (most of which cost $40 or more) who have elected to visit the field for the evening. It'd be like installing a swimming pool and a gym in a movie theater in case people wanted to be more active while viewing the film, or adding a restaurant to the back section of a Broadway auditorium so people could order dinner if they got bored. It's overstimulation at best, and nearly gluttonous at worst.
A baseball cynic might argue that "if baseball were more interesting, they wouldn't have to trick people to come to the games" but it's a problem in all sports...in fact it's a problem in all areas of entertainment. People have become so used to multi-tasking and multiple streams of input that they get bored and uncomfortable when they're "trapped" in a situation with just one. It's not the games that are boring...it's the people. Like I said, having a cool new restaurant in the middle of the ballpark sounds fun, and maybe I'll even go there someday...but if you're bulldozing 5,000 seats in the process, you've already lost the battle.