• Yankees Stadium Legends Suite Seats

    Posted by on June 29th, 2012 · Comments (5)

    Has anyone ever seen a Yankees game from a Legends Suite?  What was it like?  Was it worth the money?

    Comments on Yankees Stadium Legends Suite Seats

    1. Evan3457
      June 29th, 2012 | 10:21 am

      I haven’t yet.

      But if I retire at the end of June in 2015 (assuming the economy hasn’t collapsed by then), I intend to spend the first home game of my retirement in one, unless I can find one for $300 or less between now and then. They do pop up very occasionally on StubHub, but only on brutally hot and humid days or days with heavy rain in the forecast.

    2. Evan3457
      June 29th, 2012 | 10:41 am

      Oh, almost forgot. In the mad Ticketmaster public sale of World Series tickets in 2009, I tried, for about a minute, to get two Legends seats for Game 1 or 2. Realizing I was being aced out by brokers, I immediately jumped to Game 7 and snagged one Legends ticket; sec 15B, row 9, seat 3.

      The price: $1150. I would’ve done it up good: would’ve worn a suit and tie, would’ve hired a limo to take me to and from the game, the works. It would’ve cost about $1500 altogether, but I justified it in the following way: Single guy, no wife or kids, 49 going on 50 in two months, and just won some bucks because I won both my fantasy leagues about a month earlier. I said to myself: if I don’t do this now, I never will. So I did it…

      Anyway, the Yanks brought a 3-2 lead back to the Stadium, so I couldn’t sit out game 6, I couldn’t miss them winning the title when I had the bucks to spare. I bought a seat in the 2nd deck on StubHub, in fair territory near the LF foul pole. And from there, I watched Andy do just enough, and Hideki have the win himself an MVP, and the Stadium shaking as Mo closed it out, and A-Rod, Jeter and Tex leaping at the same moment as they won #27.

      Watched them jog around the field like little boys jumping on each other with the crowd roaring. Stayed until they started turning out the lights, walked completely around the Stadium to the Subway stop, just drinking in the celebration, slapping high-fives with total strangers on the B train heading back home to Brooklyn.

      It was fantastic; the thrill of a lifetime. I’ll never forget it…

      …yet there are times, I’ll take out the ticket (I’m keeping it as a momento), look at it wistfully, and wonder what might’ve been: CC on three days rest vs. either a struggling Hamels (he had a mediocre year that season, and the Yanks had beat the tar out of him in Game 3), or Lee on two days’ rest, the tension, the do-or-die, everything on the line for both teams, the Yanks trying to avoid choking away a 3-1 lead…well.

      You know, there hasn’t been a Game 7 of a World Series at Yankee Stadium since 1957, two years before I was born. It would have literally been a once in a lifetime experience. Sigh.

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      I know, I know; way too greedy. Just enjoy the championship in the hip pocket.

    3. June 29th, 2012 | 11:12 am

      Been there before.

      I ate many a Game 7 ticket – well, lost, since they were refunded – and was happy to do it to get a series win instead.

    4. LMJ229
      June 29th, 2012 | 12:00 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      You go Evan! That’s a great retirement plan.

    5. Jeremy1973
      June 29th, 2012 | 12:03 pm

      My dad had a partial season plan for field level box seats through his business, circa 1991-2001. I would’ve been 17-27 years old during that timeframe. I don’t remember the section; the seats were roughly 30 feet up the first base line and 7 or 8 rows back from the field. I saw a lot of games back then… got to see the gradual transition from the “Sax-Kelly-Mattingly-Hall-Maas-Nokes-Barfield/Scott Sanderson is our ace” era, to the championship years later in the decade.

      I digress. Dad’s piece of the plan allowed him to attend at least one home game per playoff series. He would typically go to playoff games with clients or prospective clients — the ostensible reason for the boxes in the first place — but I was lucky enough to see a few during the 1996-2000 run. Long story short, we had tickets to Game Seven of the 1996 World Series. In those seats. As awesome as that may have been, I didn’t want any part of a seventh game and had no second thoughts whatsoever when Hayes squeezed Lemke’s popup.

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