Via the AP -
Even seats behind the outfield fence will be costly at the new Yankee Stadium.
The front part of the area behind the outfield in right and left will cost $100 and $75 per game next year as part of season-ticket plans at the $1.3 billion ballpark.
But behind those four sections of seats, and to the rear of the bullpens closer to center field, are nine sections of bleachers priced at $12, the same as the cost this season in the final year of the 85-year-old ballpark.
The Yankees put season ticket prices on their Web site Friday along with a seat locator that shows views from each location. They also mailed relocation brochures to season-ticket holders.
The Yankees said Friday the remainder of the field-seats level seats cost from $75-$325 as part of season tickets, while main-level seats go for $45-$100. The highest deck is split into two areas, with terrace seats going for $40-$65 and grandstand selling for $20 and $25.
In a sign most of the best seats will be sold as season tickets, only the least expensive category of field seats and the two least expensive levels of main seats are being made available for partial plans. The Yankees are charging $5-$10 more per seat for partial plans than they are for season tickets. Individuals game prices haven’t been set.
I looked for the information that’s supposed to be on the Yankees site, but, I couldn’t find it at all. Maybe it’s buried in there somewhere?
Update, 8/29/08, 10:47 pm EST: I found the info on the Yankees site. It looks like my season ticket seats, which were $37 each in 2001 and $75 each this season, will be either $75 or $100 each next year…as I’m right on the line between two shades of green on the main level. Of course, this assumes that I get to keep that location, thereabouts, in the new Stadium.
If my seats in the new Stadium end up in the same area as this current Stadium, and the price for next season is the same as this season, I will personally send the Brothers Steinbrenner a thank you card.
Is it just me, or, in the new Stadium, does the new “upper deck” look like there’s hardly any seats up there at all?