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Yankee Season Ticket Holders Come On Down

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Next up to be porked by Randy Levine -- Yankee season ticket holders. Rumor has it that seat prices will double for 2008 season. For example $125 Field boxes will now be $250 each.
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Why not? If people will pay the prices, charge the prices.
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Shouldn't there be a law against scalping?
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    No surprise. Last season at the Stadium. Then the prices will carry over to the first year in the new Stadium.
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Why? Who does it hurt?
  6. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I was being facetious.

    See the thread on Patriots and Stubhub
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Sorry. I avoided that thread after the beginning.
  8. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    You're a wise doctor. :)
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    And then continue to go up....
  10. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    When do tickets go on sale? Dr. J wants to see a game this year.
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    SOP for teams moving into new stadiums -- crank prices up dramatically for the final season in the old joint, then when you raise them again in the new stadium, the fan base has already been desensitized.

    For example:

    Year X in old park, ticket prices are $8, $25, and $35.

    Year X+1, final season in old park, prices cranked up to $15, $45 and $60.

    Year X+2, first season in new park, prices raised to $20, $55 and $75.

    Team then issues press release patting itself on the back for "nominal" price increases ($5, $10 and $15 per ticket).

    IIRC, the Tigers doubled their ticket prices for the last season in Tiger Stadium, and issued a release saying they were doing it "as a service to the fans," so they could "acclimate to the new price structure."

    Then they doubled them again in the new joint.
  12. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    January or February.
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