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To follow up on our previous post, we have received the following from a source at the Yankees ticket office:
I think in the end they'll be called café seating...They are only in place on the field level between sections 115-125. They are completely sold out for the Boston series, but I think we might still have some available for KC - they are $75 in advance. It's really a test run to see how traffic flow and security can handle things, if it works I'm guessing they'll be in place for the playoffs and next year.
$75 is a very reasonable price point for these tickets - especially since there are "tall, metal bar stools" that are set up at the café tables. We had mentioned $50 as a price point if they were true standing room, but the bar stools, combined with the excellent views make $75 a fair asking price.
In the comments section of our previous post, someone pointed out that they will likely quarantine these "café tables" by placing ropes or bars around them to prevent squatters like us from standing/sitting there. With the addition of seats, it will be much easier for security to patrol, but ropes will likely be necessary to prevent people from surrounding the tables and invading the space of the ticketed fans.
It looks like these "seats" are going to be sold in advance, which is the only disappointing aspect. We have said all along that day of game standing room ticket sales for the playoffs would be a very fan friendly idea. Still, if these are $75 for the playoffs, we suggest you RUN - not walk, to purchase them.