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8 tickets, $21,477.60

Posted on: April 21, 2009 10:49 am
 

NEW YORK -- Contrary to popular belief, new ballparks don't guarantee constant sellouts. It didn't happen in the first year at Camden Yards, or the first year at Jacobs Field, or the first year at Coors Field (where the second game ever played was nearly 10,000 below capacity).

So let's stop with the moaning about the non-sellouts at the new Yankee Stadium and Citi Field.

On the other hand . . .

It sure was noticeable over the weekend when most of Yankee Stadium was filled, while many of the pricey seats behind the plate went unused. We're talking empty rows.

Sure enough, when I just checked the Yankees website to search for tickets for tonight's game against Oakland, I could get eight seats together in the first row behind the Yankees' on-deck circle (Section 18).

The cost? A mere $21,477.60 (at $2,625 a ticket, plus a $59.70 "convenience charge" for each seat).

Or if I wanted 10 together, I could get those for $1,300 a seat in the lower deck beyond third base. Meanwhile, I couldn't find any tickets for the bleachers ($14), the grandstand ($23-30) or the terrace level ($50-85).

Oh, and speaking of sellouts, it could be that the Red Sox sellout streak (now at a major-league record 476) could end tonight. On the Red Sox website , I could buy eight seats together for the game with the Twins (at $50 a ticket).

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 20, 2012 10:33 pm
 

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Posted on: December 6, 2011 5:54 am
 

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Posted on: December 4, 2011 4:51 am
 

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Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 7:54 pm
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Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: May 6, 2009 3:44 pm
 

8 tickets, $21,477.60

HAHAHHAHAHA!! YANKEES SUCK!! That is what I'm saying to I wouldnt pay that much to watch a team loose either. GO SOX



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: May 6, 2009 3:41 pm
 

8 tickets, $21,477.60

The New York Yankees are rediculous! Allready dirty rich but still GREEDY! Don't they get the message that people arent going to want to pay that much money to see 1 game. Exspecially because the Yankees are not an awsome team anymore...Getting swept by the Red Sox TWICE IN A ROW!!!(SWEET). Sorry yankee fans (but not really...haha) So the Yankees, if they want to sell out need to come down to reality and realize they are not the best team anymore and no one wants to pay that much to go to a game and watch their team loose misrably(To Sox fans advantage).



Since: Feb 24, 2009
Posted on: April 22, 2009 1:02 am
 

8 tickets, $21,477.60

These stories about the Yankees ticket prices need to kept being told so maybe just maybe the Yankees can be shamed into lowering their prices. It is obscene that the Yankees have these prices for a stadium built with the help of the taxpayer on public land. I guess all the schools in New York are great and the cops and the fireman have all the help they need so there was plenty of cash laying around for the Yankees.

I went to the old Yankee Stadium for my only visit 5 years ago and the park seemed fine to me. Hopefully this era of helping billonaire's pay for their playgrounds while the infastructure of the country falls apart is coming to a end. Tax dollars should go for goods and serivces to help the taxpayers not to pro sports teams. 

The San Francisco Giants built a beautiful ballpark with private funds because the people of San Francisco decided that there were more important things to spend money on so it can be done. My Oakland Athletics need a new ballpark but until they can afford to pay for it themselves I hope they're stuck at the Coliseum. Another good post by Mr. Knobler.




Since: Dec 15, 2007
Posted on: April 21, 2009 9:19 pm
 

8 tickets, $21,477.60

 It's obsene.   Just having read Torre's book "The Yankee Years" it sure looks like the franchise keeps getting farther and farther away from the team that won 4 out of 5 World Series titles.  The greed & what about me Yankees.



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