The New York Yankees came under a lot of scrutiny earlier in the baseball season over the ticket prices at their new stadium in the Bronx, but now the team is seeking to quell some of the concerns by lowering some of the prices for next season.
“At the beginning of the season, I said that we would look into our ticket prices and review them at the end of the year to see where changes needed to be made,” team managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said in a statement. “We have had a great opening year. Over 90 percent of our inventory has been sold, and we are leading Major League Baseball in attendance. This plan reflects the changes we believe are appropriate.”
Although most of the seats at the new stadium will remain the same in 2010, about 6,500 seats will see the decrease. More than half of those seats will be in the Field Level section with the prices going from $325 apiece to $250 or $235 each. The remainder of the seats that will be decreased in price are located in the Delta Sky 360۫ and the Legends Suites. The amount in which those will be decreased was not released.
The Yankees will kick-off the 2010 season in Boston before returning for their home opener against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on April 13.