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  • Originally posted by spiderico View Post
    And the Mets have already included their red sox games in season tix invoices at full price, right?

    Great PR move by Yankees!
    $.25 cents for a bleacher seat or $20.25 for season tickets.
    They should do this every year for preseason games

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    • Originally posted by spiderico View Post
      And the Mets have already included their red sox games in season tix invoices at full price, right?

      Great PR move by Yankees!
      The Mets capped the red sock games at $50 for the more expensive seats, and all the other seats are priced at 50% of the value date price (so basically as low as $5.50 each) and all the profit is being donated to charity. They did invoice season ticket holders for both games.

      I'm going to try to make it to both first exhibition games but the Mets are scheduled for 6:05 pm and the Yankees at 7:05 pm.

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      • Originally posted by spiderico View Post
        And the Mets have already included their red sox games in season tix invoices at full price, right?

        Great PR move by Yankees!
        Half price of the "Value" level pricing (lowest level). All proceeds go to charity too.

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        • Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
          Sparky I don't think there will be any bleachers available. Unfortunately I think the 15 game or less cheap partials will all be in the regular grandstand, probably 411/430 and out
          As long as I am in the Grandstand I will be happy.

          BTW - originally the lower section of the upper deck was to be called "Terrace Box" and the upper section "Terrace Reserved" - similar to the Tier Box/Reserved in RYS.

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          • My friend who has two full season ticket plans (two tickets in one section, four tickets in another section) just told me he got notification of a pre-sale for full season and plan holders.

            I know the Yankees aren't the only team that does this, but isn't it unfair to give full season ticket holders, who already have tickets to every game, access to buy more tickets before the general public who most likely don't have tickets to any games?

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            • Originally posted by nymdan View Post
              My friend who has two full season ticket plans (two tickets in one section, four tickets in another section) just told me he got notification of a pre-sale for full season and plan holders.

              I know the Yankees aren't the only team that does this, but isn't it unfair to give full season ticket holders, who already have tickets to every game, access to buy more tickets before the general public who most likely don't have tickets to any games?
              Dan the Yankees have always done this, and it's a major difference between the Mets and the Yankees as I've posted before. The Mets really screw their STH by offering individual presales to all games EXCEPT the premium games. On the other hand with the Yankees, you can load up with up to 4 extra tickets to your choice of premium game from 9 red sox games, 3 subway series, old timer's game, and quite possibly the Stadium opener (this hasn't been confirmed)

              You're saying it's not fair - well there's two ways to look at this. Either it's the fans who can't afford season tickets / plans that are getting shut out where the licensees have a bounty of riches, or it's the Yankees rewarding their most loyal customers for spending the most on their team.

              I see your point, but licensees are spending a lot on tickets and it is fair that they get first dibs, even if the general public is essentially shut out. This makes complete sense on the Yankees part, because it's an incentive to buy a plan or season tickets. Why should the Yankees reward johnny come lately off the street with premium tickets? There should be plenty of seats available to the general public for typical midweek and even weekend games

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              • New 41-Game Plan Seat Locations Available

                http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/t...ium_letter.jsp

                We are happy to announce that a limited number of new 41-Game Plan seat locations are now available in select infield seating areas of the new Yankee Stadium.

                This brand new opportunity is available in designated seat locations in Field Level sections 115 through 125, as well as two (2) Yankees Premium seating areas - the Legends Suite and Main Level Outdoor Suite.

                These 41-Game Plans include the Yankees' Opening Day and each alternating Game thereafter, great infield seat locations, the opportunity to license the same seat locations for post season games at Yankee Stadium and much more. The 41-Game Plan in the two (2) Yankees Premium seating areas also includes access to private Clubs and Lounges, preferred parking, a private entrance, premium food and beverage service and other premium amenities.

                Field Level 41-Game Plan Prices: $350 per seat per Game ($14,350 per Plan)

                For more information on these Field level 41-Game Plans, please call us at (718) 293-6000 or email us at relocation@yankees.com

                Yankees Premium 41-Game Plan Prices: Starting at $350 per seat per Game

                For more information on Yankees Premium 41-Game Plans, please call us at 718-508-3955 or email us at premium@yankees.com

                41-Game Plans available in these select seating areas are extremely limited, so if you are interested in licensing a 41-Game Plan in one of these locations please contact us now and a Yankees Representative will be happy to assist you.

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                  Originally posted by nymdan View Post
                  My friend who has two full season ticket plans (two tickets in one section, four tickets in another section) just told me he got notification of a pre-sale for full season and plan holders.

                  I know the Yankees aren't the only team that does this, but isn't it unfair to give full season ticket holders, who already have tickets to every game, access to buy more tickets before the general public who most likely don't have tickets to any games?
                  This is from last season:

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                  As an existing Ticket Licensee (2007 season and prior), you will have the opportunity to purchase on-line via yankees.com, subject to availability (as determined by the Yankees, from time to time), 2008 individual game Tickets, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM, on Friday, February 22, 2008, prior to the public onsale presently scheduled for Friday, February 29, 2008.
                  ...
                  (There will be a Two (2) Ticket limit for the Final Regular Season Game* scheduled to be played at the Stadium; a Four (4) Ticket limit for Premium Games; and a Twelve (12) Ticket limit for all other Regular Season games, subject to availability (as determined by the Yankees, from time to time). Orders exceeding the assigned per game Ticket limits will be canceled without contact from Ticketmaster or the Yankees. Additional Ticketmaster service charges will apply.)

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                  http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/t..._preonsale.jsp

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                  • Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
                    Just got off the phone with the relocation office to ask a few questions. They are up to the 2005 full season pool.

                    Well, as of today the Yankees are completely SOLD OUT of infield grandstand seats. That's right, there are no seats whatsoever left in the $25 grandstand. Pretty amazing, 41/20/20 partials will be pushed passed the bases, and the 15/15/15/12/12/11 gamers should end up somewhere near Staten Island...


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                    Ah, the joys of the smaller stadium. More pressure on ticket holders to buy season ticket plans, or else wait for the scraps or individual tix by resale.

                    I wonder if this is the first season in over twenty years that this out-of-towner will not attend a game because I will be sold out or priced out the few reasonable dates that I could go.

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                    • Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post

                      You're saying it's not fair - well there's two ways to look at this. Either it's the fans who can't afford season tickets / plans that are getting shut out where the licensees have a bounty of riches, or it's the Yankees rewarding their most loyal customers for spending the most on their team.

                      I see your point, but licensees are spending a lot on tickets and it is fair that they get first dibs, even if the general public is essentially shut out. This makes complete sense on the Yankees part, because it's an incentive to buy a plan or season tickets. Why should the Yankees reward johnny come lately off the street with premium tickets? There should be plenty of seats available to the general public for typical midweek and even weekend games
                      I generally agree with your arguments, and I am more or less in agreement here. But I think that you are too quick to elide "most loyal fans" with "fans who can afford it."

                      Every year I make a very long trek at great personal expense (in terms of time and money) to visit Yankee Stadium. No matter where I have lived I manage to squeeze in a game or two. I think that I am pretty damn loyal. But I also have limited financial means. If I am priced out it is because of my economic limits, not lack of loyalty.

                      If that's the way it is, so be. I understand the economics of the situation. But I am not convinced that season ticket holders are necessarily the most loyal fans in all case.

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                      • Originally posted by monkeypants View Post
                        Ah, the joys of the smaller stadium. More pressure on ticket holders to buy season ticket plans, or else wait for the scraps or individual tix by resale.

                        I wonder if this is the first season in over twenty years that this out-of-towner will not attend a game because I will be sold out or priced out the few reasonable dates that I could go.
                        Oh man, Im bored and today is like a feast....

                        This is Gordons domain, so Ill allow him to explain to you why its not the Yankees(wow, feels strange saying that) responsibility to ensure readily available tickets to out-of-towners looking for face value tickets to the precise game(s) they will be in NYC for...

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                        • Originally posted by monkeypants View Post
                          I generally agree with your arguments, and I am more or less in agreement here. But I think that you are too quick to elide "most loyal fans" with "fans who can afford it."

                          Every year I make a very long trek at great personal expense (in terms of time and money) to visit Yankee Stadium. No matter where I have lived I manage to squeeze in a game or two. I think that I am pretty damn loyal. But I also have limited financial means. If I am priced out it is because of my economic limits, not lack of loyalty.

                          If that's the way it is, so be. I understand the economics of the situation. But I am not convinced that season ticket holders are necessarily the most loyal fans in all case.
                          Sigh...this is all completely subjective nonsense...

                          The point is it doesnt matter whos 'loyal' or a 'real fan'...again, subjective BS....what matters is who are the best customers. Period...ANYONE can say how devout they are, or how badly they want something. Thats why we have MARKETS....they tend to cut through who wants things from who can actually pay for them...

                          When you open a business you can make sure to take care of all the 'real fans' first before dealing with profits. 1st just tell me how, and a fair way to administer that cause otherwise $ talks, and BS walks(Man, I hate that expression)...

                          I know you all HATE hearing this, but 'loyalty' doesnt pay for a damn thing...$ does...

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                          • Originally posted by Saltzy23 View Post
                            Oh man, Im bored and today is like a feast....

                            This is Gordons domain, so Ill allow him to explain to you why its not the Yankees(wow, feels strange saying that) responsibility to ensure readily available tickets to out-of-towners looking for face value tickets to the precise game(s) they will be in NYC for...
                            I never said it was...read my subsequent post. I do not feel it is my right to attend games in person, nor is it my right to purchase tix at X or Y price. Indeed, the YAnkees may build a stadium that holds 10,000 seats and chage a million dollars per seat per game, and I would completely understand the economic motives behind it. If they can pull it off, so be it.

                            That still does not change the reality that by building a smaller stadium at the same time they have massive demand will change the experience of attending (or not attending) games for some segments of the fan base.

                            I am being priced out in this current scheme. I don't have to like it, even if I believe (as I do) that it is well within the Yankees' prerogative to do so.

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                            • Originally posted by Saltzy23 View Post
                              Sigh...this is all completely subjective nonsense...

                              The point is it doesnt matter whos 'loyal' or a 'real fan'...again, subjective BS....what matters is who are the best customers. Period...ANYONE can say how devout they are, or how badly they want something. Thats why we have MARKETS....they tend to cut through who wants things from who can actually pay for them...

                              When you open a business you can make sure to take care of all the 'real fans' first before dealing with profits. 1st just tell me how, and a fair way to administer that cause otherwise $ talks, and BS walks(Man, I hate that expression)...

                              I know you all HATE hearing this, but 'loyalty' doesnt pay for a damn thing...$ does...
                              I agree with you again. I was merely commenting on Gordon's (mis)use of the term "loyal fans."

                              He (and the rest of us) should just drop all pretense of loyalty.

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                              • Originally posted by monkeypants View Post
                                I generally agree with your arguments, and I am more or less in agreement here. But I think that you are too quick to elide "most loyal fans" with "fans who can afford it."

                                Every year I make a very long trek at great personal expense (in terms of time and money) to visit Yankee Stadium. No matter where I have lived I manage to squeeze in a game or two. I think that I am pretty damn loyal. But I also have limited financial means. If I am priced out it is because of my economic limits, not lack of loyalty.

                                If that's the way it is, so be. I understand the economics of the situation. But I am not convinced that season ticket holders are necessarily the most loyal fans in all case.
                                That's a good point, and I agree completely that those who can afford season tickets are not necessarily the most loyal. This is a side-effect of capitalism but on the whole I think we are better off. I think you'll be surprised at how many tickets will be flooding the secondary market this year, you should be able to pick up affordable seats easily, the difference will be that you won't be buying directly from the Yankees. I'll be selling most of my games (non-premium) at face value if anyone is interested

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