You might think, with the monster payroll, that tickets to see a ballgame at Yankee Stadium must be pretty outrageous. You’d be even more convinced of this if you followed the news reports that squak about the annual bump in the average price of a seat each year. It is true that the very best seats in the House of Ruth are expensive ($115 this year, $8,910 for the season–though the plan is sold out).
But looking through the Yankee ticket information guide, we’re impressed by what a good job the team does in making the game accessible at reasonable prices (though we certainly wish they were more reasonable). Yankee Stadium is a big place, so to some extent this just reflects the difficulty of filling it. (Whether this would be true at a new, smaller stadium is an important question for planners and fans alike.) Even still, the team provides a great deal of opportunity for fans to watch the team at rates that compare with other entertainment options in the city, especially for those fans who are willing to plan ahead. (Keep in mind that a movie ticket is now upward of $10). Some of the options, after the jump….
Full season of bleacher tickets: $810 (that’s 81 games!)
Friday night plan, tier reserved: $234 for 13 games
Weekday plan, tier reserved: $80 for 8 games
20 game flex plan, tier reserved: $360 ($18 per game)
11 games with tier reserved tickets at $5
15 “family games” with $16 tier reserved tickets
Every Tuesday (except for “premium games”): $16 tier reserved tickets
Granted, this is a long way from the .25 cent admission of days of yore. But in those days there was no television coverage, so opportunity to see the team was far more restricted.