The New York Yankees needed to pay for their new $1.3 billion ballpark somehow. The new Yankee Stadium will feature seats 20 feet closer to the home plate and the playing field than the current stadium. Those 20 feet are going to cost you though. The first 8 rows of seats behind home plate will range in price from $500-$2500 each. No one will pay that, right? Wrong. All 122 front row $2500 seats have been sold by the Yankees. The seats come with an array of perks including non-alcoholic beverages, private restrooms, private entrance and cushioned teak chairs. Sounds nice. The new stadium won’t just be for the high rollers though. The Yankees will still offer $12 bleacher seats and $25 tickets in the grandstand.
The opening of a new Yankees Stadium has also had a profound effect on 2008 Yankees tickets sales. Saying goodbye to the “House that Ruth Built” is more important for most Yankees fans than the opening of a new stadium. Don’t get me wrong the new stadium is overdue and will be appreciated but the history of the old stadium is like that of no other ballpark.
With Yankees tickets selling at a record pace, don’t wait too long to make your plans to say goodbye to Yankees stadium.