It looks like there will be little to no increase in playoff ticket prices for the New York Yankees this postseason, according to the...

It looks like there will be little to no increase in playoff ticket prices for the New York Yankees this postseason, according to the team.

In fact, some of these prices will actually be lower than those for stadium seats this season. This news may come as a surprise to Yankees fans, who have had to endure the controversy swirling around their team this year, as questions have arisen concerning the high cost of some seating at the new facilities.

In a recent press release, the Yankees announced that the cost of this year’s playoff seats will be on the whole lower than comparable seating at the original Yankee Stadium in 2007, the last year in which the Yankees made the playoffs. Season ticket licensees will get first dibs, and they may pay anywhere up to $100 less on their seats than those up for public sale. However, the lowest tiers of public pricing, specifically for the Terrace and Grandstand Levels and the bleachers, are virtually identical to those priced for licensees, and this holds true for seats at the ALDS, ALCS and the World Series.

For example, grandstand tickets available to licensees for the ALDS series range from $20-$25, and public onsale tickets for the same sections range from $22-$29. World Series tickets are in fact priced the same for licensees and the public, with bleacher seats ranging from $50-$65. The public availability of these seats is not clear, however, with season ticket holders taking approximately 37,000 of the Stadium’s 50,000 seats, the participating clubs granted roughly 3,000 more, and the MLB withholding a fair number at each game for sponsors and the media.

Prices on the secondary ticket market are higher in most cases, but not quite at the same big premiums of past years. RazorGator’s best offer is $124 for bleacher seats to the first ALDS game. StubHub has $75 bleacher seats at auction for the first ALDS game, and bleachers for the first ALCS game for $153 each. Ticketmaster’s TicketsNow is selling $86 bleacher seats to the second ALDS game, and bleacher seats the second ALDS game on TicketLiquidator, which is owned by TicketNews’s parent company TicketNetwork, are selling for $78.