In a span of less than two years, four of New York’s elite sports franchises will be moving into new luxurious stadiums promising to give fans a more enjoyable experience on game day. But in the months leading up to their respective openings, fans seem to be hearing more and more news about how their favorite teams will be reaching into their pockets.
In the past month, the Giants and Jets announced their personal seat license policies, and now this week the New York Yankees announced season ticket prices at the new Yankee Stadium set to open prior to the 2009 season.
For seats located just beyond the outfield wall, fans that purchase the full season package will be asked to fork over between $75 and $100 per ticket. But for fans that enjoy the experience of sitting in the bleachers of the old Yankee Stadium will be able to seamlessly move to the new stadium as the price for bleacher seats will go unchanged, remaining at $12 apiece.
Back in March, the Yankees announced their huge asking price of $500 to $2,500 for tickets to sit in premium seats that are located behind home plate. Despite the high asking price, the Associated Press reported that the team has sold more than 3,500 of the 4,300 premium seats.
“Other than those 4,300 seats, which are going to subsidize everybody else, the prices are not [being raised significantly],” Yankees COO Lonn Trost told the AP. “And remember, 24,000-plus seats will have no price increase at all.”
For fans who are looking to purchase only partial season ticket plans of 41 or 20 games, only certain sections will be available. Those that are available include the least expensive field level seats, two most inexpensive main level sections on the main level and all of the terrace level each at $5 to $10 more than the full season ticket price. The grandstand and bleachers are also available for partial season ticket holders at no increase in price.