The cost of luxury seats, coupled with the decline
in the economy meant a sea of empty seats in the
first year at new Yankee Stadium. Next season
some of those seats will be priced less.
In mid-September, word came that the Yankees were going to restructure the pricing for a sizeable portion of Yankee Stadium after Hal Steinbrenner was sensitive to the economy and to consumer response regarding the steep prices in the first year at new Yankee Stadium. This evening, Ronald Blum of The Associated Press released a report detailing the changes slated for next season, with some ticket prices cut as much as $1,250. As reported, the top-notch Legends Suite seats will see approx. 25 percent of them reclassified, leaving a total of 1,357 compared to 1,895 last season:
A total of 538 seats along the foul lines will be called the Champions Suite and will no longer have access to the duplex restaurant behind home plate, according to the team's 2010 premium seat plan.
Those seats cost $500-$1,000 this year as part of full season tickets, but will sell for $300-$500 next year. They still will have waiter service and access to lounges down each foul line with free food to take to the seats and soft drinks.
In addition, some seats in the Delta Sky 360 Suite section, which is in the 200 level, will see price cuts.
The changes come after the Yankees dropped prices part way through the 2009 season after seeing many of the most expensive seats empty, especially those behind home plate where they were easily seen during broadcasts of games.
Blum reports that, â€śOverall, the Yankees said last month that 41,928 of 50,086 seats will have the same season price as this year, and 6,454 will drop. The remainder, 1,704 non-premium seats, will increase from $100 to $125.â€ť
Select Read More to see the original Legend Suite prices at the beginning of the season, the changes made mid-season, and the pricing restructure that will take place in 2010
Legend Suite Pricing
2010 Legends Suite
2010 Champions Suite
Source: The Associated Press
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