Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Last night I made my first ever trip to the New Yankee Stadium. It's massive it's grand and it's currently being horrendously embarrassed by the fact that they've priced their tickets in a range that nobody is buying and I mean nobody. I've highlighted three sections above all of which are at the worst seats at a given price range which you can see on the image at the bottom of the post. The most glaring hole is section 11 in the middle. This field level section AT MOST had TWO PEOPLE in it the entire game. Those two people were there from the third inning to the 7th inning. When I walked down to field level to get food, Section 29 which are essentially the same seats but on left field line HAD 3 PEOPLE IN THEM. Between two premium sections with a great view of the game there were FIVE PEOPLE. I felt like I was at a Pirates game.
The other two sections I highlighted were for the most part less than half full the entire game. Why? Because they are obviously overpriced. Section 215 by the first base line is a 125$ dollars a ticket per game pre-ordered or a 150$ per game if bought on game day. It was probably 3/4 empty the entire game. Section 103 in rightfield is 90$ a ticket for an over-glorified bleacher seat. It was at best 1/2 full. And I didn't even circle the luxury sweets which were already covered over the weekend by PaulKatcher.com as being incredibly vacant.
Sure it was a misty night against a shitty team with an uninspiring pitching matchup. You can expect some seats to be empty for the game. Just when an entire section is empty for the entire game its EMBRARRASSING.
Here are my other thoughts on the stadium. Namely that everything is really really expensive.
Click on either image to see it in larger size. And unfortunately all I had was my Blackberry's camera so the quality is just eh.