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  • #16
    Originally posted by StadiumPage.com View Post
    Wow, $15!?? I'm thinking the ones from Shea will be in the $150-$250 range
    No way they're that cheap.

    Matt Cerrone posted a while back about a survey the Mets were doing about buying the seats. He had the feeling a pair was going to go for about $800. And for an additional fee you can get your actual seats at Shea.

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    • #17
      Shea and Yankee Stadium seats!!!

      Just my opinion but it is probably right on.

      Yankee Stadium seats will go for a minimum $500 dollars each. And they WILL NOT break them up. If they break them up they will lose seats to sell. They want to raise as much money as they can to offset the $1.3 Billion. They may charge up to $1000 a seat, we'll see soon enough.

      The old Yankee Stadium seats go for $800 to $2000 per seat online. They only go for around $800 if you get lucky on E-bay. Usually the winning bidder is a dealer and he's willing to go to about $1500, so you can't win. The seats are almost always "as is". Dealers sell them for $1900 minimum and they look like crap.

      Shea stadium will do the same as Yankee Stadium and not break them up. They will go for $300 to $500 per seat, I believe.

      If you really want a seat that looks exactly like a Yankee Stadium seat you can buy one at http://www.archerseating.com/. They sell the old wooden seats and the newer plastic seats. They sell powder coat and clear wood. They are amazing looking. I am not a shill for the company, I just got lucky and bought one then refinished it. It cost me about $160. After sandpaper, paint and stripping chemicals, it cost me about $225 for everything. Well worth it.

      One other thing, If I tried to sell the seat as a "Real" Yankee Stadium seat, you can not tell unless you research the hell out of these things. While looking at many pictures there is only one thing I noticed that is different about my seat - which is a mix of Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta (metal sections) and Memorial Stadium in Baltimore (Wooden sections) - there isn't an opening in the side of the metal frame. That's it!!! All chairs are slightly different depending on whether they were an end seat or not. I didn't match the color correctly because I bought a can of spray paint, but you get the idea!!!

      Good luck!!!
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      Jimmy Dugan: Because there's no crying in baseball. THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL! No crying! (Tom Hanks, "A League of Their Own" (1992)

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      • #18
        Stadium Seats!!

        Something to add to the "Old" Yankee Stadium seats!!!

        When they closed the stadium for refurbishment in 1973 they sold the seats through Winston cigarettes and Korvettes for $7.50 (that's 7 dollars and 50 cents!!!) and 5 Winston cigarettes boxes. They came with a plaque that "proves" they're real!!!!

        I saw this plaque twice recently on E-bay for $200. What!!!! It's about 1 inch by 2 inches!!! If somebody is willing to pay $200 bucks for this little plaque what does that tell you?

        Also when I received my chair from Archer they mistakenly put a certificate from Memorial Stadium. The owner Steve Archer said that was a mistake because it's from both Fulton County and Memorial Stadium.

        My point!!!! Watch it. Be very careful.
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        Jimmy Dugan: Because there's no crying in baseball. THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL! No crying! (Tom Hanks, "A League of Their Own" (1992)

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        • #19
          Originally posted by cgcoyne2 View Post
          Yankee Stadium seats will go for a minimum $500 dollars each. And they WILL NOT break them up. If they break them up they will lose seats to sell.
          Of course they will.

          Of course they'll want to maximize revenue, but if they don't break them up they will have almost no single seats to sell. Three seats share two sets of hardware and arm rests. There's no way to sell all the seats unless you sell them in huge groups. And while most box seats are grouped in relatively small numbers of fours (and a few twos), the upper tier seats are set in long rows. So how can they not break them up? Who's going to buy 25 connected seats?

          Originally posted by cgcoyne2 View Post
          The old Yankee Stadium seats go for $800 to $2000 per seat online. They only go for around $800 if you get lucky on E-bay. Usually the winning bidder is a dealer and he's willing to go to about $1500, so you can't win. The seats are almost always "as is". Dealers sell them for $1900 minimum and they look like crap.
          Sometimes you get lucky. Here are a couple auctions from Lelands.com:
          Sold for $1,031 on 10/31/07
          Sold for $1,134 on 9/22/2007
          Sold for $1,281 on 8/27/2006

          As "look(ing) like crap", they were exposed to the elements for fifty years. Some collectors like to sand them down and repaint them, others believe that doing so destroys the authenticity and the value.

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          • #20
            Buying old stadium seats what are they attached to?

            Originally posted by six4three View Post
            Of course they will.

            Of course they'll want to maximize revenue, but if they don't break them up they will have almost no single seats to sell. Three seats share two sets of hardware and arm rests. There's no way to sell all the seats unless you sell them in huge groups. And while most box seats are grouped in relatively small numbers of fours (and a few twos), the upper tier seats are set in long rows. So how can they not break them up? Who's going to buy 25 connected seats?



            Sometimes you get lucky. Here are a couple auctions from Lelands.com:
            Sold for $1,031 on 10/31/07
            Sold for $1,134 on 9/22/2007
            Sold for $1,281 on 8/27/2006

            As "look(ing) like crap", they were exposed to the elements for fifty years. Some collectors like to sand them down and repaint them, others believe that doing so destroys the authenticity and the value.
            How much are old Stadium seats cost at Yankee Stadium and also at Dodger Stadium?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Manhattan View Post
              How much are old Stadium seats cost at Yankee Stadium and also at Dodger Stadium?
              Go check here.

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              • #22
                There was a company about 8-10 years ago that had the exact paint colors already mixed for the different stadiums so that you could refinish your seats.

                I just can't remember the name of it. Any help?

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by six4three View Post
                  Of course they will.

                  Of course they'll want to maximize revenue, but if they don't break them up they will have almost no single seats to sell...

                  Honestly, I hope you are right. I would like a single seat myself.


                  As "look(ing) like crap", they were exposed to the elements for fifty years. Some collectors like to sand them down and repaint them, others believe that doing so destroys the authenticity and the value.
                  I was just saying that they were very expensive and they're not even refinished.
                  Jimmy Dugan: Because there's no crying in baseball. THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL! No crying! (Tom Hanks, "A League of Their Own" (1992)

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Reds41 View Post
                    There was a company about 8-10 years ago that had the exact paint colors already mixed for the different stadiums so that you could refinish your seats.

                    I just can't remember the name of it. Any help?

                    I'm also very interested.
                    Jimmy Dugan: Because there's no crying in baseball. THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL! No crying! (Tom Hanks, "A League of Their Own" (1992)

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                    • #25
                      In the 2008 Mets Yearbook (page 191), there's a full page ad from Steiner Sports offering Shea seats. The ad pictures a pair of Field Level seats (with padding on the seat), has the headline "OWN A PIECE OF SHEA!", says "Own a Pair of Seats from Shea Stadium only through Mets-Steiner Collectibles! (Quantities are very limited)," and there's a phone number you can call for more information.

                      So that's how the Mets are going to sell their seats.
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                      • #26
                        Paint

                        The best way to match paint is to take a piece of the original to a Lowe's or Home Depot and have them color match with a High Gloss Oil based paint, which is what the old stadium used to use.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                          In the 2008 Mets Yearbook (page 191), there's a full page ad from Steiner Sports offering Shea seats. The ad pictures a pair of Field Level seats (with padding on the seat), has the headline "OWN A PIECE OF SHEA!", says "Own a Pair of Seats from Shea Stadium only through Mets-Steiner Collectibles! (Quantities are very limited)," and there's a phone number you can call for more information.

                          So that's how the Mets are going to sell their seats.
                          If Steiner is involved, hold onto your wallets. Those seats will be jacked up about 3x what they actually should be sold for. And fools will buy them at that price.

                          I will bet you right here, right now, if Steiner is selling Yankee Stadium seats, they will be $3-4,000 a pair.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by buccos1979 View Post
                            The best way to match paint is to take a piece of the original to a Lowe's or Home Depot and have them color match with a High Gloss Oil based paint, which is what the old stadium used to use.
                            PLEASE don't bring it to Home Depot.

                            Home Depot treats their employees horrible

                            I used to work at Home Depot, so I know.

                            I worked my ass off, and they called me lazy

                            Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                            In the 2008 Mets Yearbook (page 191), there's a full page ad from Steiner Sports offering Shea seats. The ad pictures a pair of Field Level seats (with padding on the seat), has the headline "OWN A PIECE OF SHEA!", says "Own a Pair of Seats from Shea Stadium only through Mets-Steiner Collectibles! (Quantities are very limited)," and there's a phone number you can call for more information.

                            So that's how the Mets are going to sell their seats.
                            I thought Steinbrenner owned Steiner Sports
                            Last edited by jimmyjimjimz; 04-21-2008, 07:58 PM.

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                            • #29
                              sorry for the double post. delete this, whoever can.

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                              • #30
                                Yankee Seats

                                The Yankees will be seeing zero money from selling seats. New York owns Yankee Stadium and they will be handling the sale.

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