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  • Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
    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
    I wonder how many full season ticket holders actually go to most of the games anymore. Or can even afford them without selling most of them. And that's before we even talk about the corporate STH.

    With MLB embracing StubHub and the secondary market in general, it looks like teams no longer really have a reason to even think about the casual (and very loyal) fan, since this group is now served thru the secondary market.

    But I also wonder when the secondary market will get so saturated that most tickets will be selling below face value.

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    • Originally posted by SparkyL View Post
      I wonder how many full season ticket holders actually go to most of the games anymore. Or can even afford them without selling most of them. And that's before we even talk about the corporate STH.

      With MLB embracing StubHub and the secondary market in general, it looks like teams no longer really have a reason to even think about the casual (and very loyal) fan, since this group is now served thru the secondary market.

      But I also wonder when the secondary market will get so saturated that most tickets will be selling below face value.
      Assuming that more and more people are buying ST just to "get in," at what point does the downward pressure on secondary prices make even that approach unaffordable to the non-corporate STH?

      Also - if you really think about it, the Yankees are now ticket wholesalers and all of the people with the ST plans are the retailers . . . and Stubhub is the new distribution system.

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      • For me the purpose of getting a partial plan in 1997 was:
        1) Playoff tickets - 1 game in each round (which is fine for me)
        2) Resturaunt option
        3) Same seat location
        4) Having tickets to "just" 13 games gave me a reason to get off my lazy butt and go to a game.

        Now that #1 is just a presale, #2 may not happen and #3 may suck - the reasons I bought a package are greatly diminished.

        With my son starting college this past fall I really can't afford to buy a larger plan and then go into the retail ticket business - especially if I risk selling at a loss (not to mention that StubHub fees are not cheap and that cost must be covered as well).

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        • Sorry for being lazy..

          But are the Saturday Plans available for purchase yet?? I am unable to locate any of my emails from the yanks..

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          • Originally posted by headshoes View Post
            Sorry for being lazy..

            But are the Saturday Plans available for purchase yet?? I am unable to locate any of my emails from the yanks..
            not even close, the 41 game plans havent even started yet.

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            • I actually found the picture I was thinking of - this is around section 412 - at this point there are 24 seats . . .
              Attached Files

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              • this mightve been asked already but when do individual games go on sale? late feb?

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                • From the seating chart they send with your invoice:
                  Sec 420B
                  Row 1 = 27 seats
                  Rows 2-3 = 23 seats
                  Rows 4-6 = 24 seats
                  Rows 7-9 = 30 seats
                  Rows 10-11 = 31 seats
                  rows 12-13 = 32 seats
                  Row 14 = 35 seats

                  Probably a few more seats in this section because it's located on the "curve" so the higher you go, the more room for seats you have. Row 14 (which is not installed yet in this picture) is so large because there is no need for an aisle since its the last row. Last row was like this at the old stadium also.

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                  • They only sent you a seating map with the original season assignment for existing full season ticket holders and A-plan holders. If you upgraded or were seated through the pool you did not get a map of every seat in your section

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                    • Status update

                      "We have contacted all existing Ticket Licensees that participated in the Full Season Pool Process."

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                      • What do you guys think of the plexiglass in front of the upper level as opposed to a railing? As a Mets season ticket holder in row 1 of the Citi Field Upper level I'm happy that the Mets decided on a railing over the plexi. I think that I'd prefer a small obstruction from a railing over having to watch the entire field through glass. I also like that I can lean forward on the rail, as long as it doesn't turn out to be higher than what I'm expecting.

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                        • Originally posted by tomzpc View Post
                          What do you guys think of the plexiglass in front of the upper level as opposed to a railing? As a Mets season ticket holder in row 1 of the Citi Field Upper level I'm happy that the Mets decided on a railing over the plexi. I think that I'd prefer a small obstruction from a railing over having to watch the entire field through glass. I also like that I can lean forward on the rail, as long as it doesn't turn out to be higher than what I'm expecting.
                          Depends are where "eye level" is for you. At RYS, the metal railing was right at eye level for an average height person in the front row of the upper deck and Loge levels. Even though it blocked out about 10% of the total view, the fact that it was at eye level in line with home plate made it seam like 90%. So in that case - I vote for glass.

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                          • Looking at pictures the real thing is a lot less noticeable than in the 3D viewer. In practice you barely notice that the plexiglass is there

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                            • Plexiglass over a metal rail anyday!!!!

                              Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
                              Looking at pictures the real thing is a lot less noticeable than in the 3D viewer. In practice you barely notice that the plexiglass is there



                              Plexiglass over an "OBSTRUCTED VIEW" rail for sure!!!

                              I remember sitting in Shea Stadium in the upper deck in the 1st row (Fireworks night), and that ephen rail was the BIGGEST nuisance going!!!!!!!
                              I HATED THAT EPHEN RAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                              I'm a big hockey fan as well, and I never thought I was missing out, when I sat in good seats, and had to look through the plexiglass, during the entire game.

                              I bet a rail is "cheaper" than having plexiglass, which is why Fredo Wilpon installed rails instead....

                              From the pictures that I've seen of both stadiums, I truly believe that NYS will look much, much better than Shiti Field...
                              To me, Shiti Field looks like a "no frills" new ballpark.

                              1. I LOVED PNC Park!!! (My favorite new stadium)
                              2. I love Camden Yards...
                              3. I liked CBP in Philly...
                              4. I liked Turner Field in Atlanta...
                              5. Wasn't that impressed with Jacob's Field... The entire left field side from homeplate to the foul pole, above field level and below the upper deck was ENTIRELY of luxury boxes! With a GIANT glassed in restaurant ending by the luxury suites. Jacob's Field is my least favorite among the new ballparks that I've been to.

                              Hopefully for Muts fans, Shiti Field will be somewhere between Camden Yards and Jacob's Field...
                              From what I've seen so far, Jacob's Field looks better!!!!!!!



                              Bottom line....
                              RAILS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                              Last edited by hitman23; 01-05-2009, 09:05 PM.

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                              • Originally posted by Wall-E
                                Sure dude. I'll get it up by tomorrow.

                                Hey Wall-E....
                                Did you forget about me??

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