From the Daily News:
Yankees president Randy Levine pitched the team’s new stadium plans to a different set of pinstripes yesterday, but the crowd was clearly on his team.
Pledging that seats would remain affordable and that the project would create jobs for Bronx residents, Levine basked in a lovefest from the borough’s business community at the New Bronx Chamber of Commerce lunch as he outlined what he called “the largest private investment in the history of the Bronx.”
“This stadium is going to be affordable,” said Levine, “affordable for everyone.”
I’m a season ticket holder – since 2001. The seats are in the Loge by 1B. Not the best seats in the house – but not the worst either. They’re “good seats.”
My seats, in 2001, were $37 each. This season, the seats are $55 each. At this rate, the seats will be (at least) $65 per seat in the new digs.
So, if you a buddy want to sit in my “good seats” for a game, it’s going to cost close to $150 for the game. That’s a lot of money for 9 innings of baseball.
How many people can afford that?