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The Yankees to price playoff tickets in a relatively reasonable manner

Sep 1, 2009, 10:50 AM EDT

The team that hasn’t passed up an opportunity to gouge its fans all year passes up an opportunity to gouge its fans:

The Yankees today announced 2009 postseason ticket pricing for potential games at Yankee Stadium in the American League Division Series, American League Championship Series and World Series. Prices for the vast majority of postseason tickets are less than those that were charged by the Yankees for equivalent seating in the 2007 postseason at the original Yankee Stadium . . .

. . . Regular season ticket prices for full-season ticket licensees (non-Suites) will be replicated for the 2009 American League Division Series (i.e., a Main Level ticket that costs a full-season ticket licensee $60 in the 2009 regular season will cost the same licensee $60 for the ALDS), however, full-season ticket licensees (non-Suites) of $325 Field Level seats may purchase their seats for the ALDS at the lower price of $275 each.

In light of this I can only assume that beer will be $125 a cup and “personal urinal licenses” will be sold at $50 a pop to make up for lost revenue.

  1. Arod Video Here - Sep 1, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    why not replicate those 2008 prices? oh….right.
    yanks not raising prices? sounds too good to be true. personal urinal licenses sounds like a real possibility.

  2. BigMacMark - Sep 1, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    IF they make they playoffs…

  3. timetofoldthesoxs - Sep 1, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    sounds like a whiny soxs fan

  4. m - Sep 1, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    This is not an active choice the Yankees have made to be fair or good to their fans. MLB has a stronger hand and final say with everything in the postseason. Ticket revenue is split between participating playoff teams, and there are rules as to how much the average ticket cost in each venue can ultimately be, based on the round. So prices are adjusted to meet that average. If you have more cheaper seats, it makes sense to keep or raise those and adjust your more expensive seats down a little to compensate. That varies by the round, so when the Yanks make the Series, no more discounts. Don’t be fooled, this is about maximizing revenue. I worked for a team, this is a fact.

  5. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Sep 1, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    In light of this I can only assume that beer will be $125 a cup and “personal urinal licenses” will be sold at $50 a pop to make up for lost revenue.
    ouch, funny but ouch :(

  6. Say No to Gay Fish - Sep 1, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Why sell tickets for an event that will never take place?

  7. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Sep 1, 2009 at 2:32 PM

    Huh? PECOTA has the Yanks as a 99.9% chance of making the playoffs. What are you smoking?
    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/statistics/ps_oddspec.php

  8. BigMacMark - Sep 1, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    Wrong! I am a whiny Nationals fan, I hate the Sawks almost as much as I hate the overrated Yankees. There is room in my dark heart to hate more then one team.

  9. Scott P - Sep 1, 2009 at 3:25 PM

    It’s obvious. They realize it is a certain kind of fan they have been catering to with their outrageous ticket prices, and it is not the loud, boisterous, “defend our house” kind of fan. I think they know full well they need an atmosphere during the playoffs that is not all corporate execs with their clients coming late and leaving early. Smart move on their part but still probably not enough to save the atmosphere at the new yankee stadium. Sports are best enjoyed by normal people with reasonable means, who will make the most of the experience. And get loud. That’s who the Steinbrenners and Jerry Jones’s of the world are pricing out of the game. :(

  10. HOTROD - Sep 1, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO GO TO THE GAME, STAY HOME. THE YANKEES ARE
    IN THE SPORTS BUSINESS AND THEY ARE ENTITLED TO CHARGE WHAT THEY
    FEEL THEIR PRODUCT IS WORTH, THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO BUY THE
    TICKETS, THIS IS AMERICA. I PERSONALLY CANNOT AFFORD TO GO TO AS
    MANY GAMES AS I DID BEFORE AT THE OLD STADIUM BUT THAT IS THE
    REALITY OF THE SITUATION.THE WONDERFUL MAYOR OF NEW YORK , THAT
    BILLIONAIRE GUY, RAISED MY WATER RATE ABOUT 24% ON ME, I DON’T HEAR
    TOO MUCH COMPLAINTS ON THAT, BUT I’M SURE MANY PEOPLE DON’T BLAME
    THE CITY BECAUSE THEY CAN’T AFFFORD THE YANKEES TICKETS, HOW ABOUT
    THE MAYOR, THE BILLIONAIRE GUY LET MTA RAISE THE PRICE WITHOUT SO
    SAYING A WORD, HIS RE-ELCTION COMMERCIALS SAY HE WILL PRESS AHRD
    FOR CHANGES TO MTA, THANKS BLOOMY BUT HOW ABOUT DOING SOMETHING
    NOW.ANYWAY, IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD TEH TICKETS I SUGGEST YOU DO LIKE
    ME AND WATCH FROM HOME, NO LINES FOR THE URINALS AND AT THE
    CONCESSION STANDS.GO YANKEES…….

  11. HOTROD - Sep 1, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO GO TO THE GAME, STAY HOME. THE YANKEES ARE
    IN THE SPORTS BUSINESS AND THEY ARE ENTITLED TO CHARGE WHAT THEY
    FEEL THEIR PRODUCT IS WORTH, THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO BUY THE
    TICKETS, THIS IS AMERICA. I PERSONALLY CANNOT AFFORD TO GO TO AS
    MANY GAMES AS I DID BEFORE AT THE OLD STADIUM BUT THAT IS THE
    REALITY OF THE SITUATION.THE WONDERFUL MAYOR OF NEW YORK , THAT
    BILLIONAIRE GUY, RAISED MY WATER RATE ABOUT 24% ON ME, I DON’T HEAR
    TOO MUCH COMPLAINTS ON THAT, BUT I’M SURE MANY PEOPLE DON’T BLAME
    THE CITY BECAUSE THEY CAN’T AFFFORD THE YANKEES TICKETS, HOW ABOUT
    THE MAYOR, THE BILLIONAIRE GUY LET MTA RAISE THE PRICE WITHOUT SO
    SAYING A WORD, HIS RE-ELCTION COMMERCIALS SAY HE WILL PRESS AHRD
    FOR CHANGES TO MTA, THANKS BLOOMY BUT HOW ABOUT DOING SOMETHING
    NOW.ANYWAY, IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD TEH TICKETS I SUGGEST YOU DO LIKE
    ME AND WATCH FROM HOME, NO LINES FOR THE URINALS AND AT THE
    CONCESSION STANDS.GO YANKEES…….

  12. HOTROD - Sep 1, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    THE YANKEES ARE SO OVERRATED THEY HAVE 26 CHAMPIONSHIPS…….
    THE YANKEES ARE SO OVERRATED THEY ARE IN FIRST PLACE …….
    THE YANKEES ARE SO OVERRATED THEY THEY HAVE MORE CHAPIONSHIPS
    THAN ANY, ANY PROFESSIONAL TEAM ……..
    THE YANKEES ARE SO OVERRATED THEY EVERY PLAYER CALLS JETER TO
    ASK ” CAN YOU GET ME OVER THERE “…………
    DUDE, SO YOUR A NATIONAL FAN, WHY ????

  13. HOTROD - Sep 1, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    THE YANKEES ARE SO OVERRATED THEY HAVE 26 CHAMPIONSHIPS…….
    THE YANKEES ARE SO OVERRATED THEY ARE IN FIRST PLACE …….
    THE YANKEES ARE SO OVERRATED THEY THEY HAVE MORE CHAPIONSHIPS
    THAN ANY, ANY PROFESSIONAL TEAM ……..
    THE YANKEES ARE SO OVERRATED THEY EVERY PLAYER CALLS JETER TO
    ASK ” CAN YOU GET ME OVER THERE “…………
    DUDE, SO YOUR A NATIONAL FAN, WHY ????

  14. HOTROD - Sep 1, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    SO HOW DO YOU THINK STEINBRENNER PUTS ALLTHAT MONEY INTO PAYROLL, DO YOU WANT THE OWNER OF THE PIRATES, NATIONALS, ORIOLES AND MARLINS TO BUY THE YANKEES AND CUT PAYROLL AND STUFF HIS POCKETS WITHE REVENUE SHARING AND LUXURY TAX MONEY ?
    THE MARLINS AND D-BACKS BEAT THE YANKEES IN THE SERIES WITH STEINBRENNER MONEY THEN CUT PAYROLL AND FATTEN THE OWNERS POCKETS.
    COME ON FELLAS, STOP HATING THE YANKEES AND HATE THE PENNY PINCHING OWNER WHO PUTS OUT A 15 MILLION DOLLAR PAYROLL AFTER HE GOT
    15 MILLION FROM MLB.
    DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHY THE YANKEES AND METS BUILT NEW STADIUMS?
    SO THEY CAN RIGHT OFF THE DEBT AND LOWER THEIR PAYMENTS TO MLB.
    STOP HATING THE YANKEES AND TELL YOUR TEAM OWNER TO STOP STEALING
    THE MONEY.

  15. Scott P - Sep 1, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    Hey “HOTROD,” there’s a little button on your keyboard that says “Caps Lock,” it might even be lit up – tap it. You’ll be amazed at the difference. When you type things, it will look like this – smaller – and people will actually read it and take you more seriously, you won’t be tipping people off that you are a teenager (or younger) on your folks’ computer. Who loves the yankees and Steinbrenner, of course, bless yer heart.

  16. Matthew - Sep 1, 2009 at 4:24 PM

    My tickets for the season are $12 a game. Same as the old stadium. It costs me more on NJ transit to get to the game than the seats. Do I go there to eat hotdogs for $8? No. I go there to watch baseball. Sit down and shut up or don’t go.

  17. putasoxinit - Sep 1, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    All of you red sox fans, PUT-A-SOX-IN-IT!!!
    rotfLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hehehehehehehe…!

  18. Matthew - Sep 1, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    And not to be a stickler but its write off the debt. And it actually pertains to lowering their luxury tax due to deductions allowed for debt costs.

  19. bh0673 - Sep 1, 2009 at 5:20 PM

    In the past the price for tickets was set in agreement with MLB. I am sure that has something to do with it. However as a full season ticket holder that make me happy.

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