Friday, March 13, 2009

Yankee Ticket News - Random Drawing For The Opportunity To Participate In A 12-Hour Online Sale

Gone are the days when the casual fan was able to purchase Yankee tickets at their leisure. According to a page on Yankees.com, the initial single-game ticket on-sale for the general public will take place exclusively online during a 12-hour sale on March 23, 2009.

Not just anyone can get in on this sale - only people chosen in a random online drawing will be allowed access to this exclusive sale. This sale will cover all tickets from the Cubs exhibition games through the end of the regular season. This is NOT a pre-sale.

As of now, there is no word of a subsequent on-sale for people who don't have lady luck on their side in the random drawing. It would make sense that there would be some sort of in-person on sale at Yankee Stadium or Yankee Clubhouse stores, but nothing has been announced.

Be sure to sign up for the random drawing by March 17, 2009 at 10 PM. After that, the only online purchases for Yankee tickets you will be taking part in will be on Stubhub or Ebay.

This general public online sale does not have any affect on the season ticket pre-sale opportunity. According to a ticket office representative, no date is set for the season ticket holder pre-sale, but they are "aiming for late next week for the license holder pre-sales." That would be the 19th or 20th of March, so clear the dates!

UPDATE (3:23 PM) - A level-headed commenter offered up the following take in regard to the Yankees selling out the entire Stadium on the online sale day:
That's a rather bold statement to make. The Yankees could NEVER sell out the entire stadium for 83 games in 12 hours. It's impossible, and wishful thinking on their part to get people to buy up all these season tickets on stub hub and make people contemplate paying for seats they cant afford (either in the "onsale" when all they're offered is 175 dollar seats or ponying up for the 325 seats)
That is actually an excellent point, and one that I overlooked in my haste to get this information out there. Could this be another Yankee tactic to get fans to buy tickets on their terms? We will have to wait and see...

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Be sure to sign up for the random drawing by March 17, 2009 at 10 PM. After that, the only online purchases for Yankee tickets you will be taking part in will be on Stubhub or Ebay.


That's a rather bold statement to make. The Yankees could NEVER sell out the entire stadium for 83 games in 12 hours. It's impossible, and wishful thinking on their part to get people to buy up all these season tickets on stub hub and make people contemplate paying for seats they cant afford (either in the "onsale" when all they're offered is 175 dollar seats or ponying up for the 325 seats)

9nine9 said...

I respectfully disagree. With all of the tickets that are already sold as part of full-season tickets and plans, how many tickets to each game do you really think are left?

Anonymous said...

Their will be slim pickins in this random drawing. Season and Partials ticket plan holders will be given a presale before this drawing. They will take most of what is left, the scraps go to the public.

coffeewithian said...

Just remember, there currently are tickets on Stubhub on sale BELOW face. Can't make it to opening day or the rest of the opening weekend series?

Try Monday, April 20th. The first regular season night game in the new Stadium. Sure, its a Monday night in April, but there are plenty of tickets below face. I got upper deck outfield for Wed 4/22 1PM vs Oakland (Face value $20) for $8 a piece!

It's the rarely promoted benefit of Stubhub. Although "premium" games get charged way higher than the ticket price, it leads to a lot of games available for a bargain.

I predict that a lot of new 2009 full season ticket holders, in it only to make a profit, will not renew for 2010 after they don't break even after selling opening day, mets, red sox, etc.

Anonymous said...

If the effort is put in and its done right season ticket holders can do fine- I had a full season in grandstand and 20 game plan in the bleachers- kept the 11 weekend games from the 20 game plan- sold the grandstand at more than double the price for weekends- sold 2/4 opening day- I have 35 games combo grandstand/bleacher left including all 3days vs met- 2/3 vs phillies and 5 red sox and 5 rays games. Im going for free. Even though Im going for free I STILL SOLD 39 GAMES AT FACE VALUE

Ross said...

The person above makes valid points. However, that is really made for someone with a LOT of time on their hands. I work full-time, have a girlfriend who I live with, and run two websites. When would I have time to do all of that? I wouldn't.

Anonymous said...

I work- have a house a wife and 2 small kids- I put together a 7 game saturday plan - a 7 game sunday plan- a 7 game friday plan- 2 opening day tickets- put them on ebay and let the market decide-
Im lucky the 39 at face value were bought mainly by teachers and students I work with- I put up a list in 2 teachers rooms and the rest is history- however I will be offering the insider a bleacher game at a future date

ross said...

Sorry - I shouldn't have made a blanket statement about your situation without asking first.

Regardless, I didn't feel the need to become a ticket broker for the Yankees. Some were compelled enough to do this, and I guess they have been rewarded. That doesn't mean the Yankees are any less sleazy in any of this.

Anonymous said...

It was work Insider but in the end a job that netted me $1700 worth of free tickets Ide say it was worth it

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