Hal Steinbrenner spoke about costs at the new Yankee Stadium today, ESPN has the story here. Some interesting data is contained in the article:
- Average ticket cost at Yankee Stadium rose 76% over 2008, from $41.40 to $72.97, no doubt skewed by the crazy prices for the Legends Suites.
- Second place for average ticket price is Fenway, at $50.24. Prices at the Fens rose 0.3%.
- Major League average: $26.64, up 5 percent.
- Premium seats at Yankee Stadium average $510 (1st), at Fenway they average $162 (5th).
- The TMR "fan index" (measures cost of a game for four tix – 2 child, 2 adult, plus refreshments and souvenirs) is $411 at YS, $326.45 at Fenway. Ouch. Soxkid Isaac is most definitely getting A-ball in Coney Island for his first ever game, we're excited to say.
- Cheapest seats at Yankee Stadium are 5 bucks, and bonus! They come with a free wall.