Some information that you may find helpful and/or interesting…from the materials that came with my ’08 season ticket bill:
Regarding season tickets at the new Stadium, for those who already have season tickets…as per the Yankees…
“Early in 2008, you will receive an official New Yankee Stadium Relocation Package which will detail our relocation policies and procedures, your relocation status as a Ticket Licensee and complete information about seating opportunities at the new Yankee Stadium.”
I noticed, for what I think is the first time ever, a “Ticket License Seniority Date” on my invoice – along with my account number. My date is “3/1/2001.” Looks like the Yankees will be tying “seniority” into the “relocation” process.
Regarding the “2008 All-Star Summer”, for those who already have season tickets…as per the Yankees…
“The Yankees are please to host the 2008 All-Star Summer including the 79th Major League Baseball (“MLB”) All-Star Game. For five action packed days, baseball’s biggest stars will descend on New York City for what will truly be a magical experience for the players and all Yankees fans. The All-Star events, which will be held at the Stadium, begin on Friday, July 11, 2008 with the opening of the DHL All-Star FanFest (which will be held at the Jacob K. Javitis Center), followed by Taco Bell All-Star Sunday (featuring XM All-Star Futures Game and the Taco Bell Legends & Celebrity Softball Game,) on Sunday July 13, 2008, Gatorade Workout Day (featuring the State Farm Home Run Derby), on Monday, July 14, 2008, and conclude with the 79th MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 15, 2008.”
“MLB and the Yankees will use commercially reasonable business efforts to offer Full Season, A Plan, and B Plan Ticket Licensees the opportunity to purchase a license, for Tickets, equal to the quantity of Ticket(s) in said Ticket Licensee’s Ticket Account, not necessarily in the same seat locations (subject to availability), for the All-Star events scheduled to be held at the Stadium. All-Star events consist of the following: the DHL All-Star FanFest (to be held at the Jacob K. Javitis Center), the Taco Bell All-Star Sunday, (featuring the XM All-Star Futures Game and the Taco Bell Legends & Celebrity Softball Game, the Gatorade Workout Day (featuring the State Farm Home Run Derby) and the 79th MLB All-Star Game.”
Regarding DHL All-Star FanFest Tickets…
“All Ticket Licensees, regardless of plan type, must purchase a strip or strips of Tickets for all MLB All-Star events to held at the Stadium (i.e. the same seat location and the same quantity of strips for all All-Star events) and each strip will include 2 DHL FanFest Tickets. For example, if you purchase two (2) All-Star events strips of Tickets, you will also purchase four (4) FanFest Tickets. There is no exceptions to this policy.”
For those with “C Plan through I Plan, the 20-Game Flex Plan and new 2008 Full Season, A Plan, and B Plan Ticket Licensees,” again, “MLB and the Yankees will use commercially reasonable business efforts to offer” them a chance to purchase tickets prior to them going on sale to the general public – with limits on what can purchased. (For example, these groups can only buy two tickets, max, for the Workout Day or All-Star Game.)
The information from the Yankees also referenced the “Scheduled Final Regular Season Game.”
“As an existing B Plan, D Plan through I Plan, and 20-Game Flex Plan Ticket Licensee (2007 season and prior),” you’ll be invited to a pre-sale to buy two-tickets, max, for the game on September 21, 2008. Anyone with the Full Season, A Plan, or C Plan is not eligible for the pre-sale since these plans already have the game of September 21, 2008 in their plan.
On the bright-side, the materials from the Yankees also state, regarding your tickets:
“StubHub has been selected by MLB as the Official Ticket Marketplace of MLB.com and the Yankees. Commencing for the 2008 season, you may post Yankees Tickets for resale on StubHub through www.yankees.com with no restrictions on resale price. For more information, please visit www.yankees.com.”
Click here to see the Yankees regular season schedule for 2008. Note that the Yankees consider Opening Day, Old-Timer’s Day, the last three regular season home games, and all games against the Red Sox and the Mets as “premium games.”