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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