Season Ticket Prices Similar Next Season

The Yankees announced the prices of their season ticket packages last night and for the most part there are very few seats where the value raised and a couple where the price even dropped.

The Yankees today announced 2010 full-season ticket license pricing for regular season games at Yankee Stadium. Prices for 97 percent of tickets will either remain the same or decrease.

Of the 50,086 seats in the Stadium, prices for 41,928 tickets (84 percent) will remain the same from 2009, while 6,454 tickets (13 percent) will see a decrease in price. There are 1,704 tickets (three percent) that will have an increase in price.

“At the beginning of the season I said that we would look into our ticket prices and review them at the end of the year to see where changes needed to be made,” said New York Yankees Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner. “We have had a great opening year. Over 90 percent of our inventory has been sold, and we are leading Major League Baseball in attendance. This plan reflects the changes we believe are appropriate. We will continue to review the ticket policy on a year-by-year basis.”

A total of 3,400 Field Level seats currently priced at $325 as part of full-season licenses will drop to $250 or $235 each next season, depending on their specific location. Additionally, all 1,208 Suite seats in the Delta Sky360° Suite will see a decrease in price, as will 1,846 of 1,894 Suite seats (97 percent) in the Legends Suite. The balance of the Legends Suite seats will have no price change.

Essentially some of the most expensive seats, not that many and not that much, have decreased in price. One main level section will see increased prices and the rest will stay the same. Again, this is for season tickets only and so far will not effect single-game tickets.

After they shocked everyone by the huge jump in prices this season this is understandable. They took a fair hit as far as PR goes at the beginning of this season and they were looking to avoid a similar reaction next year. Hopefully nobody will be too happy with this, their ticket price jumps this were disgusting. They’ve made it essentially impossible for a middle class family to get some of the better seats behind home plate and this has not changed that.

(h/t Peter Abraham)

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