New Yankee Stad. Seats Average $237 Per Game

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.

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(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.

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Sun Devils Stick Pitchfork To Fans With Tix Hike

What do you do if you are a college football program whose team fell apart last season under the pressure of ridiculously high expectations? Send out a hand-signed letter to season ticket holders apologizing for the season and asking for their support? Put together an attractive series of giveaways for next season? Cut parking prices?

ASU fans cut back on clothes to afford tickets

(Ticket price hike forces ASU fans to cut clothing costs)

If you’re Arizona State, and you’re coming off of a season where thoughts of contending for a Pac-10 title or possibly even a national title turned into a 5-7 train wreck, none of those are in the cards. As the ARIZONA REPUBLIC reports, they are taking quite the opposite approach: raising ticket prices by as much as 50 percent for almost all seats at Sun Devil Stadium.

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