Friday, January 23, 2009

New Yankee Stadium Relocation still stuck in neutral

Just one week until the calendar flips to the frigid month of February, 22 days until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training. Meanwhile, partial plan season ticket holders are still clicking refresh on their email and waiting by their phones religiously - awaiting word from the New York Yankees ticket office about their relocation to the New Yankee Stadium. The majority of the Yankees' front office moved over to their new home yesterday, but in what may or may not be some sort of ominous sign, the ticket office was left behind (they are scheduled to move on Feb 27, so expect relocation to be done by that date).

On another note, if you are one of the Yankee fans lucky enough to be able to afford FULL SEASON tickets (meaning you have already been located), don't give up hope on getting BETTER seats. There have been reports of deadbeats not paying their invoices on time, leaving their vacated seats ripe for the taking. Success has been reported by calling the Yankee ticket office multiple times per day and asking if there are any seats better than the seats currently assigned to you. It really is all about timing and luck, but there have been some success stories that I have heard about.

There are two numbers for the Yankee ticket office:

(718)-293-6000 or (800)-913-9731

From past experience, the people answering the 800 number have been relatively friendly and helpful, while the 718 number is manned by angry old men. Perhaps my experience is from a small sample size of phone calls, but I would try the 800 number first.

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