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doublem23
04-22-2009, 06:23 PM
http://www.mouthpiecesports.com/blog/2009/04/22/yankees-plan-to-raise-premium-ticket-prices-in-2010-really/

That's nice of them.

soxfan21
04-22-2009, 10:24 PM
That is nuts, I do like the authors last paragraph though.

soxfanreggie
04-22-2009, 11:06 PM
Talk about pricing fans out of the market (which was done by the Yankees a long time ago!).

palehozenychicty
04-22-2009, 11:22 PM
Well, they are not only making the city pay for half of it, then pricing 3/4 of it out. They are sticking thumbs, index, and ring fingers in its eyes. I wish they would lose 95 games. :angry:

SoxFan78
04-23-2009, 08:11 AM
I would think that they would be lowering ticket prices fast to at least get the seats that are closest to the field filled. I saw this article yesterday about how empty the premium seats are compared to the rest of the ballpark, its embarassing.

http://paulkatcher.com/archives/001191.shtml

Watching Yankee games, when watching the centerfield view, it looks like they are playing in a minor league park with all the empty seats behind the dugouts and home plate!

beasly213
04-23-2009, 08:29 AM
That's Sad. I get wanting to make a profit and all but good god. Then again I'm sure those seats will be filled as the year goes on and the weather gets nicer.

dickallen15
04-23-2009, 08:33 AM
The White Sox lost 90 games in 2007-then raised ticket prices. They lowered their payroll the 2nd most in the major leagues after 2008 (only SD getting prepared to be sold lowered it more) and raised ticket prices. I know the Yankee prices are extreme, but what's the difference between $2600 a game and $2650? If you have the money to pay the price to begin with, a slight increase is nothing.

RedHeadPaleHoser
04-23-2009, 08:50 AM
The White Sox lost 90 games in 2007-then raised ticket prices. They lowered their payroll the 2nd most in the major leagues after 2008 (only SD getting prepared to be sold lowered it more) and raised ticket prices. I know the Yankee prices are extreme, but what's the difference between $2600 a game and $2650? If you have the money to pay the price to begin with, a slight increase is nothing.

That's not an invalid point - but there's an article on FoxSports that says those pricey seats have been vacant recently....which doesn't bode well when you see that on TV. I tried to read the full article but IE doesn't like FoxSports.com for some reason.

Anyhow, while I don't disagree with your statement, the Yankee$ position of raising prices after building a $1B stadium, with public funds, in this economy, can be taken as arrogance. $.02 from RHPH...

cws05champ
04-23-2009, 09:08 AM
The White Sox lost 90 games in 2007-then raised ticket prices. They lowered their payroll the 2nd most in the major leagues after 2008 (only SD getting prepared to be sold lowered it more) and raised ticket prices. I know the Yankee prices are extreme, but what's the difference between $2600 a game and $2650? If you have the money to pay the price to begin with, a slight increase is nothing.
That's not the point. $2600/game with an increase of 4% would be $2704...or an increase over 81 games of $8424. The problem is that even if these people commited to buy these seats before, they are embarrased to sit in them because a lot of the seats are owned by Financial companies that have received bailouts by the Government. No one wants to be that sitting in a $2600 seat on behalf of a company that just laid off 1000 employees.

It just send a wrong message that seats that they can not fill now are being increased.