Thanks to THE BIZ OF BASEBALL, we finally have a great, comprehensive breakdown of all the tickets at the new Yankee Stadium and just how much each seat will cost its buyer, and the stats are positively startling. Yet the scary thing isn’t just the high-end cost for seats behind home plate — $2,625 per game, by far an MLB record — it’s also the overall average per seat price, breaking down to a whopping $237 per seat for the upcoming season. Needless to say, that’s the most in that category, too.
(Plenty of seats still available … for $2G!)
Need more proof? Just check out the price for seats in the Legends section, a second tier area (Sections 11-29) where tickets range from $525 (and there’s only a couple that cheap) to a $2,625 that’s just as expensive as home plate. In fact, the only way to get the average ticket price at the new Stadium below $200 is to exclude all the suite seats entirely, which are precisely one of the primary reasons the team was building this stadium in the first place; to charge more for corporate suites so tickets wouldn’t be more expensive in other parts of the park. Guess that didn’t happen.
Here’s the rest of the section-by-section price breakdown, as compiled by THE BIZ OF BASEBALL:
- Field level: $95, $150, $275, $300, $350 and $375.
- Main level: $60, $80, $95, $150
- Terrace: $50, $75, $85
- Grandstand: $23, $30
- Bleachers: $14, $23
Surprised? We weren’t at first, either. Yet the fact that the Yankees are ushering in more absurd ticket hikes … in the middle of a crippling economic recession … after an offseason in which they spent $450 million dollars … and after asking for more than twice as much taxpayer funding than they originally applied for, the new prices are a bit much to take.
Guess that just means that one of those Main Level or Terrace tickets will be a little bit cheaper when it’s sold for even more than list price over on StubHub.