Mar
13

Yanks release limited single-game ticket info

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As promised, we have an update on the status of the opportunity to purchase single-game tickets to Yankee games this season. Per New Stadium Insider comes word that the Yankees will be holding an online-only sale for 12 hours on March 23. Not everyone, however, will be eligible for this sale. Those that want to be entered into a drawing to earn a spot at this sale need to enter here by 10 p.m. on March 17. It sounds like most of us will have to go the StubHub/CraigsList/eBay route to get any single-game tickets this year.

Categories : Asides, Yankee Stadium
  • J.R.

    That’s a terrible system. The yankees are clearly inflating the value of their tickets.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      That’s a wonderful system. The Yankees are clearly inflating the value of their tickets.

      Sincerely, The Steinbrenner family (that’s been providing you with a quality baseball team for almost 20 years in a row now.)

      Pirates tickets are still dirt cheap, BTW.

      • mustang

        “The Steinbrenner family (that’s been providing you with a quality baseball team for almost 20 years in a row now.)”

        Lets not get crazy now a lot of those team sucked ass and they couldn’t give tickets away.

      • mustang

        Is this the same Steinbrenner family lead by one George Steinbrenner who once blame a bronx location for the lack attendance instead of his own mismanagement.
        So lets be careful before we paint the Steinbrenner’s as the holy family of baseball.

    • http://evilempire20.com/ Ryan S.

      Not to sound like a douche, but that’s how business works – make the most money possible. Its all based on supply and demand, and you always go with model that optimizes your profit potential.

      • J.R.

        I agree. But they are artificially keeping supply low.

        As the comment in the article points out, do you really think they can sell every ticket in the stadium to all 81 games in 12 hours?

        If they can, good for them.

        If they can’t they are with holding supply of tickets to justify the increased prices.

        By with holding supply they increase demand.

        • http://evilempire20.com/ Ryan S.

          Its their billion-dollar stadium, and their $200M team. They can do what they want to make the most money possible, its their right as a capitalistic enterprise in the USA. Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

          • jsbrendog

            can’t i hate both?

            • http://evilempire20.com/ Ryan S.

              Sure, knock yourself out.

          • J.R.

            It’s their multi billion dollar stadium that was heavily subsidized by taxpayers…

            • Drew

              yea yea, but we will be calling it our stadium also.

            • http://evilempire20.com/ Ryan S.

              Hey, I’m not trying to defend their actions, this is just the way it is. They used whatever political presence they have to make things happen the way it did, and you can’t blame them. Anyone else would’ve done it the same way.

          • Bill J

            Ryan,
            Thanks for the lesson in economics…Season ticket holder since 77…15 game plan…always had playoff options….opening day etc…they build the New Stadium…and I quote “For the Fans”…then promptly take away playoff and opening day options..I was willing to upgrade to a 41 game plan…but they excluded my seats in the upper deck and tried to muscle me into a plan that would could be 20,000 a year.(after tax income)..So I guess they just want millionaires in the @#$%@ seats!!

            They preach loyalty…Bullshit..I was there in the 80′s when 19,000 was a good crowd…paid my Yankee bill right after Christmas before my mortgage payment…for what…So Randy Levine and company could bend me over and let me have it…my point is don’t Bullshit the true Yankee fans…just come out and say…”your loyalty doesn’t mean shit…cause if you don’t pay us, there’s thousands behind you that will “…THAT’S THE REAL ECONOMIC LESSON HERE…don’t be phonies, we”re the smartest baseball fans in the world, and we also can see thru their phony PR BULLSHIT statements. I hope they choke on their “baseball pricing policies”…cause guess what…with HD and 3D TV…the smart baseball fan will soon take that money and invest in the best electronics his “season ticket money can buy…and leave the seats to the scalpers and the corporate plastic fans eating sushi in their seats, leaving in the 7th inning and never screaming for the team.. For me..the buck stops here and the tickets wont be passed on to the next generation…they have started the alienation process…and btw…its the Fans team…without our money..they have a hole in the ground.

  • http://evilempire20.com Joe G.

    stubhub it is!!!

  • Joe R

    Sometimes you find some good deals on stub hub. I’ll take it.

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    The New York Yankees would like to thank you for registering for the Random Drawing for the Opportunity to Purchase Pre-Season Game and 2009 Regular Season Game Tickets Online. This message is to confirm that you have successfully completed the registration form.

    Please note, that you will NOT receive a confirmation number with this submission.

    Sincerely,
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    Don’t call us, we’ll call you.

  • jsbrendog

    registered. kinda lame. oh well

    • Mike Pop

      jsb, if I gave you some money out of my wallet, would that help ease the pain?

      Man, rough to get tickets these days. I guess if I want to get tickets for cheap and watch a bad team play, I’ll go to Queens.

      • jsbrendog

        dude, it was easy as pie to get tickets to opening day at wrigley. and after that game sold out none of the others were gone hours later. its just the yanks and it sucks. I wonder how hard it is to get angels/twins/phillies/dodgers tickets…..i bet real damn easy

      • jsbrendog

        ps i didnt go on with the gag cause the only plausible answer is i hate you ron burgandy i hate you, and i aint gon play you like dat yo mike pop

  • jsbrendog

    have the tickets for the cubs/yanks exhibition games gone on sale yet? any news on those?

    • J.R.

      Those are covered in this lottery and then the 12 hour sale.

    • Drew

      yea goto stubhub

  • RCK

    I’m infuriated.

    • jsbrendog

      we can be infuriated together standing on river ave hearing the cheers as the games go on without us, sold out.

      • RCK

        Well when you put it that way . . .

        Look, I’m going to enter the lottery and buy on stubhub and whatever else it takes to get me into the stadium to see games. I’ll act within the system, but I can still think the whole damn system’s out of order.

  • DP

    I’m sure this was addressed somewhere else today, but does anyone have any idea why YES would make MLB Network black out the game?

    • Drew

      I haven’t heard any type of response yet, but it’s totally messed up considering that YES isn’t even carrying it.

    • jsbrendog

      they dont want people to know mlb network exists and has actual programming, not the rerun of michael flaherty center stage.

      • http://evilempire20.com/ Ryan S.

        Yeah, it also features Matt Vasgersian randomly cursing on live television.

  • Joe R

    I might have 2 tickets for sale for the June 7th game against the Rays. Face value. 87 bucks each. 227B. E-mail me if interested.

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    [I was about to post this as a response to TSJC above, but I decided it's not really just a response to one person so I'm posting it as a new comment thread.]

    I agree with you on most issues, but I’ve got to ask you a question here. I’m directing this at you [TSJC and other regular commenters here] because you comment relatively often regarding your belief that the Yankees should make as much money as possible, so I’m kinda picking you out of the crowd here.

    Before I start, let me dispense with one aspect of this discussion first… I know the Yankees are running a business and want to make money. If one more person snarkily responds to someone who’s unhappy with the seating/ticketing situation by saying something to the effect of “not to sound like a douche, but that’s how business works” (sorry Ryan, I picked you out as an example there), I’m going to freaking lose it. Are you really so patronizing that you think that’s a proper response to someone who is unhappy with the ticketing situation? I’ll speak for myself and I’m sure many others by saying that I’m not a petulant child who doesn’t understand how the world works. That response, sorry again Ryan, absolutely drips with douche. I know the Yankees are a business and want to make money and that making money is their Mo-given right and all that stuff, please stop using that as if it’s a proper response to someone who is unhappy about having their seats moved/treated like sh*t by the Yankees/can’t afford seats/etc. The two ideas are mutually exclusive, you don’t have to be a moron who doesn’t understand the Yankees’ interest in making money to be unhappy about the ticketing situation.

    Back to the matter at hand. TSJC, Ryan, others, all… Do you not think there’s another way to do business? Can the Yankees not make enough money to be successful without pissing off and possibly even alienating long-time fans? I mentioned the following aspect of this debate once before in response to something Jamal said, I think maybe it applies now as well: All of you people saying “well that’s the way the world works, sucks for you people who are upset, live with it,” do you buy full or partial season plans? Have you bought those plans for years? Do you not understand why people who not only follow the team, but who have also spent their hard-earned money on the team, for years, might be upset about this situation? And, more importantly, do not see that the people who are upset about this situation might have a point? Yes, clearly, the Yankees have every right to try to make money. Yes, clearly, I’m happy I root for a team that cares about winning and will spend money to do so. Neither of those things mean the Yankees have to treat loyal customers like sh*t, and neither of those things makes it right for the Yankees to treat loyal customers like sh*t.

    /end rant

    • jsbrendog

      clap clap.

      not only that, but i was just watching horn and before woody paige claimed his spot as the champion and got the facetime the last topic of debate was the seats front row on the field 3rd base side in the new yankee stadium. they are built so close to the concrete separating fans from the field that THE SEATS WILL NOT EVEN GO DOWN!!! not only is there no room for a human being of any size to stand between the seats and the concrete but there is not even enough room for the seats to fold down AT ALL.

      this is obviously the yankees just beig stubborn and not giving a fuck about anyone but themselves. hal is scrooge. he wants to pad hispurse. they do not give a shit about us and it is aboslutely the suxoriest. and while i agree it is how the worod works i also agree that it sucks and that we have a right to be pissed because my parents spent lots money in the late 80s early 90s taking me to games and now they are getting pissed on like a eurpoean porn star trying to make it big in german porn.

      just cause it sucks ass doesnt mean we have to accept it. you just cant let it consume your life. but we have every right to be fucking livid about it.

      • Drew

        Saw that photo of the seats. I hope thats not how it currently looks, perhaps some of the concrete was grinded or cut away.

    • http://evilempire20.com/ Ryan S.

      Sure I understand your point, and I didn’t mean to disrespect anybody with anything I said. Its just that the Yankees are corporate as hell and they don’t care about their fanbase so much as they care about making money. Alienating part of the fanbase with their profit-milking ways is collateral damage to them, they’ve probably even factored it into their business model.

      • http://evilempire20.com/ Ryan S.

        Its important to note, I think every sports team is like this, not just the Yankees. I just accept it as a fact of life.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Yes, and that’s fine, but people still have reason to be unhappy with the situation. I lost my wireless and don’t have the patience to continue this discussion via phone so I’m out. My bad, bad timing.

        • http://evilempire20.com/ Ryan S.

          Sure people can be unhappy about it, I’m sure thousands, if not tens of thousands, of fans are getting fucked over, and that’s a shame. There’s really no way I can elaborate further without coming off as a callous asshole and I don’t want to offend anybody, so I think I’ll just shut up.

          • jsbrendog

            no youre right, and especially with a team like the yankees who’s brand continues to gro w theyr elike, fuck the fans whove been with us forever even when we were bad, new fans have more money and dont have any jerseys, hats, etc so lets bring in the poeple with money, if they dont have it screw em cause we’re the yankees and someone else will step into their place, we’re not the fucking royals.

            and until this changes with a few losing seasons like the latge 80s early 90s pone after another this culture will continue to be the norm. its a cycle, everything comes full circle.

    • mustang

      Thank you Sir for your comment totally agree and no not every sport team does this some teams take the time to take care of their loyal fan base.
      I don’t expect the Yankees to not want to make money, but if they just would have started this process earlier they could of address some of these issues.
      That what most of us plan holders are looking for a effort not a fuck you take or leave it attitude.

  • donttradecano

    i got bleacher seats from stubhub for April 30th for about $15 a ticket after taxes… about the same as they woulda came out to from the yankees.

    • jsbrendog

      except sutb hub charges 15 dollars for shipping as their only option (although if its in ny u can prob pick them up at the stadium)

      • usty

        not if it’s e-tickets from a season ticket holder selling through stub hub. It’s only 5 dollars now that stubhub is the exclusive partner of blah blah blah. (I know this because i got 3 opening day tickets in baltimore) Also there’s a ton of tickets for midweek games as people upgraded by the shitload and are now trying to dump tickets for face or less on stubhub.

        I also agree with Mondesi. I’ve been a partial holder for 2 years and we didn’t even get invoiced. Now it turns out they’ve already moved on to the partial season pool and no one is really sure if we’re even a part of that process or if we’ll keep seniority for next year or any of that. It’s a huge clusterf*ck.

        Our e-mails to the relocation office were unanswered, our phone calls met with, “You’ll hear next week” and no friggin notice at all. It just pisses me off that we’re taken for granted. I’m not asking for much, just a little clarity and explanation of what the f*ck is really going on.

        • mustang

          I hear you, but according to some fans you shouldn’t even be bitching.

  • Marc

    Has anyone gotten the email saying you have been selected yet?

    • Rich

      I have not seen an e-mail and neither have any of my friends that registered.