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Ticket & Attendance Watch
Written by Pete Toms   
Friday, 12 June 2009 13:21

Subway SeriesA weekend match up between two of professional sports biggest rivals, both playing over .500 and easily in contention for playoff berths, being played in a brand new stadium....demand for tickets should be strong, right? Maybe yes, and maybe no according to a report today in the New York Daily News.  Mark Feinsand speculates that the Yankees may not attract sellout crowds to the new Yankees Stadium for this weekend’s latest instalment of the Subway Series.

The Subway Series has been the hottest ticket in town ever since the Yankees and Mets first crossed paths a dozen years ago. This weekend's three-game set figures to have the same electric atmosphere as always, but will Yankee Stadium be filled to capacity?

Through the first 29 games in the Bronx, the Yankees have had only one sellout in their new $1.5 billion palace, all the way back on Opening Day. Last season the Yankees sold out 58 of their 81 home games. Even that crowd was announced at 48,271, well short of the stadium's listed capacity of 52,325. The team said that the remainder of the tickets had been given out as comps, so they didn't count toward the official total.

Mr. Feinsand completes his report with this timely question, “Still, if Yankees-Mets can't bring a full house, what series can?” Attendance in the Bronx this weekend will no doubt be much scrutinized, particularly in the now infamous “Legends Seats” as the Yankees continue to fight against an NYC media and fanbase backlash over pricing at and financing for their new stadium.


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