Monday, May 18, 2009

The Yankees Are Trying To Move Seats - Old And New (Demolition & Ticket Pricing Updates)

A couple of quick notes on a busy Monday afternoon - before we head out to the stadium.

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The pace of demolition is accelerating at the old Yankee stadium, as seats are being being pulled throughout. Sales are brisk for the insanely overpriced seats, so the Yankees likely want to get those orders fulfilled before the inevitable buyer's remorse sets in and people try to get a refunds.

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The Yankees are trying to sell seats at the new Yankee Stadium as well. In this case, they are trying to get fans to come to the seats, instead of the seats coming to them. According to a marketing email sent by the Yankees this morning, fans can "Save $40 on Batter's Eye seats May 18-21." The Yankees conveniently withhold the price of these seats throughout, so fans can't see the completely overpriced $125 face value. Even at $85 ($40 off) "catch[ing] the game perched atop the Batter's Eye and enjoy[ing] one of the most unique views in the Stadium" is not worth it. Buyer beware, and wait until they drop the prices to a more reasonable level of $45 - $50.

Enjoy the rest of your day, and if you are at the Yankees game tonight, come and visit us in section 428, row 10. Nick is making his new Yankee Stadium (regular season) debut, and shenanigans are sure to ensue. We'd love to meet our loyal readers (if such people exist). Come and say hello.
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