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Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 21 May 2009 08:27

Empty Premium seatsOnline polls are unscientific. There’s certainly been enough written on the topic to make a valid case for that. So, call this news an “interesting nugget”, “trend”... what have you.

While the fervor has abated somewhat over the cost of premium tickets at new Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, when coupled with the recession, the topic has struck a nerve. And while even the Yankees and Mets are very keen to note that there are still plenty of affordable seats to be had, the fact remains that over the last decade, the cost gap has grown between the premium and least expensive seats in the house, thus creating an ever widening chasm between the social classes at the ballpark. As I opined earlier this month, it begs the question, Is There a Stigma Attached to Sitting In The Most Expensive Seats in the House?

The Biz of Baseball has run numerous polls since launching in Sept. of ’06, but to date, we have never seen a poll that is trending into such decidedly lopsided territory.

As the poll reads:

Has the Price of Premium Tickets in MLB Created a Caste System at the Ballpark?

As one can see by accessing the following link, many believe so.

See the latest poll on The Biz of Baseball

Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is contributor to Baseball Prospectus, and is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

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