The Yankees home opener today includes a ring ceremony and the hope they’ll repeat last year’s championship. What they hope does not repeat is the moat of empty high-priced seats surrounding the infield.
Despite a highly tauted game and a beautiful forecast, there was no shortage of tickets available yesterday many of them right behind home plate.
“You can get 10 seats together behind the dugout at $1,000 a pop,” said Ross Sheingold, who runs NYY
stadiuminsider.com. “You’ll probably see the empty seats like you did last year.”
The Yankees did not respond to questions about tickets sales. By early March, before they even put individual seats on sale the team sold 3 million tickets. Most of the 50,086 seats are unchanged from 2009.
“The Yankees have sold most of their reasonably priced tickets,” Sheingold said.
Still, there are a few deals to be had especially early in the season. Of some 7,000 tickets to today’s game still available on StubHub.com as of Sunday, he said a pair in the grandstand were about $66 — not too much over their face value.