I’ve got a few stadium stories and a self-promotion plug for you. Let’s dive in.
- After a few posts about the empty seats at Yankee Stadium, a few media outlets larger than RAB have picked up the story. As such, I’m going to be on the NBC Nightly News show in the New York area between 7-8 p.m. This is not the Channel 4 NBC news broadcast but is part of the cable news channel from WNBC. On Time Warner, it’s channel 161. Check here to find it on your cable system. I’ll be taking empty seats and the RAB reader reaction to it.
- As a follow-up to some of the ticket sales stories, Peter Abraham reported on some “whispers” out of Yankee camp that the business staff is considering lowering prices on unsold seats. Considering that the team contends 80 percent of those expensive seats are already sold, it will be interesting to see how the Yanks compensate those who have bought the early buyers.
- Finally, Jason from IISTMS has a tale of the times about ticket prices. One of the reasons so many of the field level seats remain empty may have to do with the economy and TARP. If bailed out banks own the seats and their executives are recognized at the game, the press would have a field day with it. Therefore, people who own those seats would rather have them be empty than suffer the negative publicity.
Anyway, that’s that. Check us out on TV. I know it’s competing with the game, but it’s not everyday that RAB gets to be a talking head on cable.