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Yankee Premium Seats Go Vacant

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Interesting story in Newsday :


    The Yankees have been running full page ads promoting availability of premium seats in ring from 1st base to 3rd base- $325 per seat.

    Be funny on opening day to see the good seats empty but rest of stadium full.
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    The ads have been the tipoff.

    The Steingrubber timing of this hog move couldn't have been worse.

    The aftermarket for the highest-priced Yankee seats for non-prime games this season will be most telling.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I opted for the $100 seats just outside the ring. Sitting pretty at a third of the price.
  4. The $100 seats are the bath houses of this decade.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's pretty expensive these days to be a NYC sports fan.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    No way those seats are empty on Opening Day. They'll fill them with bums off the street if they have to.
  7. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Jay Jaffe of Baseball Prospectus tells how the Yanks are screwing over their fans, complete with inept memo from the Yanks' front office:

  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Those of you who snicker and mock Yankee fans for some perceived sense of entitlement may wish to dismiss this story as one of those "only in New York" tales, like alligators in the sewers. You may find some karmic justification for this travesty via the team's bloated payroll or their inability to shake free from wave after wave of the steroids scandal.

  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    All true.

  11. Big Chee

    Big Chee Active Member

    The cost of the seats my current employer has had since 1979 has shot $40,000 upwards.
    Despite our 30 year relationship, trying to negotiate the price down was a fruitless effort. Needless to say, we've taken seats further away from our previous location for the same price.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    With the economy where it is, these days I'm stunned when anyone goes to sporting events (as a fan) on a regular basis.
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