The Yankees and Mets have new stadiums with plenty of seating. The problem: a lot of empty seats, especially at Yankee Stadium. Tough times with the economy is also hitting baseball hard. It baffles me when I’m watching the YES Network and see all those empty seats around home plate.
Tough Times for Baseball
With that, the Yankees decided to slash ticket prices. Here’s what type of seating you’ll get for the buck:
First-row Legends suite.
#2,500 lowered to $1,250.
$1,000 lowered to $650.
First-row season tickets.
Same price: $2,500.
Other seating around the stadium will stay the same. Also the Yankees have the highest payroll ($201.5 million) and the highest average ticket price ($72.97).
MLB financial information
Highest payroll: $201.5 million (Yankees).
Lowest payroll: $36.8 million (Marlins).
Highest salary: $33 million (A-Rod, Yankees).
Lowest salary: $400,000 (Many MLB players).
Average salary: $3.26 million (Around MLB).
Highest average ticket price: $72.97 (Yankees).
Lowest average ticket price: $14.31 (Diamonbacks).
Just think for $10 and free parking you can go see the Long Island Ducks play. Now, in these tough economic times, that’s a bargain.
Until then, see ya at the park!