Sep
28

ALDS/ALCS tickets on sale tomorrow morning

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The Yankees announced today that tickets for ALDS and ALCS home games at Yankee Stadium will go on sale to the general public tomorrow morning — Wednesday, September 29 — at 10 a.m. The tickets will be available for sale online at Yankees.com and via Ticketmaster at (877) 469-9849. The Yankees Clubhouse Shops and Ticketmaster outlets will not be selling tickets.

While the team hasn’t said how many tickets are available, numbers are expected to be limited, and thus, the team is instituting a cap on the number of tickets per game anyone can buy. In fact, people expecting to buy tickets for both series will have to use different Ticketmaster accounts and charge cards. The Yankees say those buying tickets will be limited to two tickets to one ALDS game or two tickets to one game of the ALCS. Anyone exceeding those limits will have their tickets canceled without notification from Ticketmaster or the team.

Furthermore, Ticketmaster is going to sock buyers with fees. ALDS tickets will not be held at Will Call, and buyers must use the “print-at-home” option. World Series tickets, if the Yanks make it, will go on sale at a later date, and the team urges fans to check out its postseason information page for policies on refunds and the playoff schedule.

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On a personal note, I don’t expect much from this presale. Most of the reasonably priced seats have gone to season ticket holders in the various presales, and only the more expensive seats generally remain for this public sale. Last year, however, I took my chances and bought a standing room-only seat for Game 2 of the ALDS. My spot was on the 200 level past third base, and I had a blast that night. Various fans would stop by to chat and my fellow standees were die-hard fans as into the game as anyone. That it ended on a Mark Teixeira walk-off after Alex Rodriguez‘s dramatic ninth inning home run was the icing on the cake.

So the lesson is to be creative. That ticket cost me $25 with a few bucks tacked on for service fees. It was well worth it.

Categories : Playoffs
  • theyankeewarrior

    The Yankees made the playoffs?

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      They have to sell the tickets beforehand. The pre-sales for season ticket holders were weeks ago. Business as usual for playoff-bound teams.

      • theyankeewarrior

        Thanks Ben. I was just kidding, but I made absolutely no hints towards it.

        • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

          I gotcha. I’m not so sure Larry down here is though.

    • larryf

      It ain’t over until that Billy Martin pic goes away.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Look at those snazzy leaf graphics on the ALDS and ALCS logos. Yup, Fall is in the air.

    THERE’S ONLY ONE OCTOBER!!!!

    /DaneCook’d

  • My Heels are Killing Me

    Digay actually stand for the WHOLE three and a half hour game?

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Yep.

  • njlatino85

    Stupid question but, how did you go about getting standing room tickets?

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      They’re offered for sale online for playoff games.

      • njlatino85

        On Ticketmaster tomorrow?

    • A.D.

      I believe it’s technically a “section” you can pick.

      • pat

        Tis. Any section that ends in an S is a standing room. They’re all row 9SR.

  • http://anthonylfisher.com Anthony L Fisher

    I’ve been a partial plan ticket holder since 2003, and last year was the first season I was completely shut out of postseason tickets, in both the pre-sale and the public sale.

  • A.D.

    On a personal note, I don’t expect much from this presale. Most of the reasonably priced seats have gone to season ticket holders in the various presales, and only the more expensive seats generally remain for this public sale.

    Yup the cluster of 81, 40, 20, and 15 game plans all with options on playoffs seats is going to wipe a bunch out.

  • erik

    ALDS game 2 was my first visit to NYS, and booy was it a good one. The bleachers went nuts after A-rod went yard. Can’t justify spending anymore than a hundo on a ticket though.

  • UWS

    There were no tickets left even when I tried to get them earlier this week with a partial plan password. So the odds of there being any significant number of tickets left at this point is between slim and none (and slim’s got one foot out the door) :(