Yankees statement on adjusting ticket prices

The New York Yankees today released this statement, which reads in full:

“A few weeks ago I indicated that in light of the economy we would review the pricing of a small number of our premium locations at Yankee Stadium; specifically, our Suite Seats.   I mentioned a small number of locations because in excess of 3.4 million seats, including 37,000 full season equivalents as well as approximately 85% of all our premium locations have already been sold.  Yet, there are a few hundred Suite Seats in our premium locations that have not been sold on a full season basis.  As a result, and for many of our fans who have already purchased full season Suite Seats in such premium locations, the Yankees are announcing today a program that adjusts certain prices and benefits affecting such Suite Seats,” said Hal Steinbrenner, Managing General Partner of the New York Yankees.  

For the 2009 regular season only, the following price adjustments and benefits are being adopted effective immediately for a few hundred Legends Suite and Delta Sky 360 Suite Licensees.  

A.    The full season Legends Suite and Ticket Licenses in the first row in Sections 15A, 15B, 24B and 25 will be reduced from $2,500 to $1,250 per regular season game.  All fans who have purchased such full season Suite and Ticket Licenses will receive, at their choice, a refund or a credit.

B.    The full season Legends Suite and Ticket Licenses in the first row in Sections 11, 12, 13, 27B, 28 and 29 will be reduced from $1,000 to $650 per regular season game. All fans who have purchased such full season Suite and Ticket Licenses will receive, at their choice, a refund or a credit.

C.    All fans who purchased full season $2,500 Legends Suite and Ticket Licenses in the first row, in Sections 16 – 24A, will receive an equal number of complimentary Legends Suite Seats in the first row in Sections 16 –  24A for each of the remaining regular season games during the 2009 regular season.

D.    All fans who purchased full season $1,250 Legends Suite and Ticket Licenses will receive an equal number of complimentary Legends Suite Seats in the $1,250 Legends Suite price category for 24 games during the 2009 regular season, as selected by the Yankees.

E.    All fans who purchased full season $850 Legends Suite and Ticket Licenses will receive an equal number of complimentary Legends Suite Seats in the $850 Legends Suite price category for 8 games and in the $500 Legends Suite price category for 4 games during the 2009 regular season, as selected by the Yankees.

F.    All fans who purchased full season $600 Legends Suite and Ticket Licenses will receive an equal number of complimentary Legends Suite Seats in the $500 Legends Suite price category for 10 games during the 2009 regular season, as selected by the Yankees.

G.    All fans who purchased full season $500 Legends Suite and Ticket Licenses will receive an equal number of complimentary Legends Suite Seats in the  $500 Legends Suite price category for 8 games during the 2009 regular season, as selected by the Yankees.

H.    Future 2009 regular season sales of full season $1,250, $850, $600 and $500 Legends Suite and Ticket Licenses, will receive comparable (dependent upon the price of the Legends Suite and Ticket License) benefits during the 2009 regular season, subject to availability.

I.    The Delta SKY 360 Suite and Ticket Licenses in the first row in Sections 218A – 222 will be reduced from $750 to $550 for each regular season game.  All fans who have purchased such full season Suite and Ticket Licenses will receive, at their choice, a refund or a credit.

In addition, for 2009, so as to encourage fans to purchase full season ticket plans in the Field Level Sections 115 – 125, the Yankees are also adopting a program affecting a few hundred seats.  And, for our fans who have already purchased, on a full season basis such Field Level seating priced at $325 Sections 115 – 125, the following program is being adopted effective immediately:

A.    Going forward all fans when purchasing, on a full season basis, three (3) full regular season ticket plans priced at $325 per regular season game in Sections 115 – 125 will receive a fourth full regular season ticket at no additional cost.
                                                                                                                     
B.    All fans who have purchased full season plans priced at $325 per regular season game will receive complimentary regular season tickets within Sections 115 – 125 for remaining regular season games during the 2009 regular season as follows:

1.    If you purchased two (2) or three (3) full season tickets you will receive two (2) tickets for every other regular season game, commencing with either the Thursday evening game on April 30, 2009 or the Friday evening game on May 1, 2009 and alternating for the remainder of the season.

2.    If you purchased four (4) or five (5) full season tickets you will receive two (2) tickets for every regular season game during the balance of the 2009 regular season, commencing with the Thursday evening game on April 30, 2009.

3.    If you purchased six (6) or seven (7) full season tickets you will receive three (3) tickets for every regular season game during the balance of the 2009 regular season, commencing with the Thursday evening game on April 30, 2009.

4.    If you purchased eight (8) full season tickets you will receive four (4) tickets for every regular season game during the balance of the 2009 regular season, commencing with the Thursday evening game on April 30, 2009.

6 Comments

I am a mother of a 13 1/2 year old son and a 12 year old step-son from Salt Lake City, Utah who will be in town on June 12(returning from a week of play at Cooperstown). We are trying to give our boys the full NY experience. I think one of the activities to do that,is definitely the Yankees vs. the Mets game on that Friday. But, as I am learning from my Yankees Fan husband, it is going to be almost impossible to get tickets for less than $100/person, thanks to the new stadium and all of the higher prices that come with it. I would LOVE to hear any feedback/advice on where the best place for us to find tickets are for the 4 of us for that game. We have already shelled out a lot of money for my step-son to be able to have the opportunity of a lifetime to play in Cooperstown, and we are NOT picky about whether we have nose-bleed seats. Again, I would love some ideas and advice on what the best route is to try and secure some seats to that game that is not going to “break the bank” any further than what it is broken!

Thank you in advance.

Oh, and I am pretty sure that this experience would convert me(and my son) into a true Yankees fan! I’m on the fence….:0)

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I know I’m not a big corporate customer, but I wish they’d cut the price of my tickets in half. I love the new stadium, but going to the games was a lot more fun when the stadium was filled with fans instead of suits and when fans could still get good seats “between the bases.”

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The way THE TEAM is playing -NOW THEY HAVE TO GIVE TICKETS Away…
I still really don’t think its going to matter. People STILL relise that you will spend at least 200.00 per game for food and beer ect. Come on 9.00 per beer??? Unles this tickets sell for 100.00 or cheaper it STILL IS GOING TO BE ALL THE CORPORATE STUFFED SHIRTS who know NOTHING about baseball and DON’T CHEER for the Yanks… The last game I went to these Corporate Suits just sat there on their phones and when they did cheer they had NO CLUE WHY!

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Oh Fred and Jeff…. we’re waiting….

http://www.metsgrrl.com

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It still is pretty expensive. And I wonder how the fans who bought the tickets already feel about getting free tickets and not money back.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

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Nothing under 325 huh, thanks George, were not as rich as you. Hopefully all these free tickets there giving out will end up on stubhub for 1/2 price and ill be able go to a couple.

PS. Mike Franseca is the man.

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