Yankee Stadium Prices Are Insane !

May 08, 2008






所有能夠有機會在今年球季前往Yankee Stadium

觀賞Bronx Bombers最後一年在The House that Ruth Built中表現的球迷

請心懷感激並好好珍惜你在球場內的每一分一秒...



因為當明年球季開打前

我們會發現自己的購票預算只能足夠用來購買MLB TV或是YES頻道的收視權



不...這並非表示MLB TV和YES頻道的費用調漲

而是新球場的球票定價會讓你連詢問價錢的勇氣都沒有...



我的說法誇張了些嗎?

以下的數字提供你自己評估...



去年球季如果你是球員休息室正後方Field Championship區的季票持有人

每場球你需要付出美金150元來換取和攻守交替時走回休息室的球員打招呼的權利

(如果比賽當天現場購票則要付出將近三倍...400美金才能買到相同位置)

今年球季...也就是Yankee Stadium的Last Season

同樣位置的季票定價調高了整整66%...250美金是該區位的新定價

(比賽當天的購票價倒是沒做出太大調整...還是停留在400美金)



你覺得66%的漲幅已經很驚人且不合理呢嗎?

那就讓我揭曉在新球場啟用後同樣位置的季票定價吧...



1,250美金!!!

沒錯...這只是一場球賽、一個位置的價錢



而這定價850美金的座位是全球場中最好的位置嗎?

當然不...最好的位置是介於主隊和客隊休息室間、

可以在每次Jeter準備上場打擊時跟他聊上一兩句的區位、

相對於目前的Yankee Stadium座位表...就是那些被塗上黑色的Legends Suites

(這些位置通常都不會出現在市面上...所以價位資訊也就沒有公開的必要了)

在所有洋基季票持有人都會隨著季票本一起收到的新球場座位資訊中

我所看到的定價是...



2,500美金!!!



對了...忘了提一下洋基球團所釋出的利多

這些位置的定價都包含了all-you-can-eat的飲料和食物在內

酒精性飲料和停車費另計...



再以我自己所擁有的季票位置為例

(這也是對我而言最殘酷的比較...)

我和小璇的Main Boxes季票位置就在外野界外標竿的正後方第三排處

今年球季我們為該位置所付出的代價是每場比賽60美金

(球賽當天售價為70美金)

明年如果我們還想要擁有相同的位置

每場比賽我得從錢包中掏出50張面額20美金的紙鈔

(面額50和100美金的紙鈔通常店家都不收...我想Yankee Stadium的Box Office應該也不例外?)



沒錯...我想這樣的計算肯定難不了你

就是1,000美金!!!



好吧...那我乾脆坐到上層看台去好了

(新球場將只有兩層看台...不同於目前球場的三層看台)

本壘後方的前排上層看台球票...也就是目前球場的Tier Boxes MVP區位

球票的訂價果然就平易近人多了...



每場"只要"135美金...



怎麼算都覺得把要投資在球票上的錢

拿來購買MLB TV和YES甚至是SNY的收視權、

加上一台60吋以上的HDTV還划算些...



這樣一來不但可以不管主客場都可以看到洋基的球賽、

甚至還可以趁機透過HD畫質來看看比較看看究竟哪個球員皮膚好、

更棒的是...



用新電視來玩XBOX 360的Lost Odyssey時

不用再聽到小璇對於字太小的抱怨...





Yankee Stadium Prices Are Insane !



By Mike Lupica

Published : May 4, 2008 / New York Daily News



There is a very good reason why most Yankee fans don't care how much their team spends on baseball players. One of the best reasons is that their team keeps asking them - at least the most well-heeled of them - to spend more and more to help pay the freight.



There is a guy I know who has tickets behind the Yankee dugout, has had them for awhile. Last season each seat cost $150 per game. This season, because it is the last season at the old Yankee Stadium, the cost went up to $250. Next season, if he wants to keep the same seats when everybody moves across 161st St. to the new Yankee Stadium, the cost will go to $850 per seat.



If he wants to keep his current seats, he has to sign a minimum four-year contract, and they want a third of the cost of the first year up front. If he goes for that deal, they say the most they can increase him over the term of the contract is 4% a year.



"I told my friends who are going this season, ‘Enjoy yourselves, because you'll never be this close again,'" my friend said Saturday.



Now this isn't the old Lawn Tennis Association out of the 1950s, where everybody was just supposed to play for the love of the game. The Yankees are the biggest baseball business in the world, and running the business costs money. The Mets aren't going to be giving away their "premium" tickets at Citi Field, either. But they haven't set next season's ticket prices yet, perhaps sitting back and tracking the baseball market in the Bronx.

Well, it's either a market or a shakedown.



I have on the desk next to me a color-coded seat "Premium" plan for the new Yankee Stadium that a rather amazed Yankee fan sent me. It is pretty as a rainbow, just with pots of gold everywhere. We have always been told that walking into Yankee Stadium is like walking into some sort of baseball cathedral, and it is clear now that the Yankees don't think the new place is merely a cathedral, they think it is St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.



"They call you in for an appointment," my Yankee season-ticket holder said to me yesterday morning. "And they say, ‘The old Stadium is The House That Ruth Built.' The new place is going to be the house you guys build."



Start with the best seats in the house, first row, dugout to dugout. At the Garden, these are known as the Spike Lee seats. At the Stadium, I still like to think of them as the Rudy Giuliani seats. The plan is to sell these for $2500 next season.

Per seat.



Front-row seats in the first couple of boxes beyond the dugouts, in 14A and 14B on the home side and 26 and 27A on the visitors' side, are supposed to go for $1250. Right behind them, the Yankees are looking for $600 a ticket.



Front-row seats that extend from there toward the foul poles? The Yankees want those to go for a thousand.



Five hundred for the ones behind them.



Even seats in the very first row of the upper deck behind home plate will cost $135. Which, if you've been tracking the math, is just 15 bucks less than a seat behind the dugout cost season-ticket holders just one season ago. It is a good thing that these "premium" seats are going to make up only 10% or so of the new ballpark. Because there are also "non-premium" seats at field level that go for $325. There are at least 3,400 of those and 500 more that go for $200 a seat.



"They tell you that the price of the ticket includes all the food you want except alcoholic beverages and parking," the Yankee season-ticket holder said. "But they do tell you that if you don't want to pay for the premium seats, they can't guarantee you where you're going to end up."



The price of the whole world, especially in the Bush economy, keeps going up. The Yankees aren't breaking any laws here. Again: This is the cost of doing Yankee business, or so they say. Believe me, when the Mets set their new prices, they will go right into the newspaper, too. And the Giants' prices and the Jets' prices the next time they go up. The Yankees, though, are out front on this, telling their subscribers that a lot of corporations have wanted the best Yankee seats for years and now have a chance to get them.



Why do they think they can get away with this for next season? Because they just announced that they have four million tickets sold for this season, that's why.



For now the Yankee season-ticket holder says to me, "It's going to change the atmosphere. You're going to see that same sterile atmosphere close to the field like you see in the best seats in the Garden."



You wonder why Yankee fans don't care what Johan Santana or anybody else on the field costs?



The seats closest to the field are as good place to start as any.











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3 意見

  1. xbox 360 很好玩,但是還是沒有洋基看球的臨場感好。

    版主回覆:(05/09/2008 01:41:51 AM)


    不過如果用XBOX來玩MLB 2K8
    把音效開到最大聲的話臨場感也不差啊...哈哈

    加油聲和噓聲可是一個也不少呢...

    cheers,

    Rich

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  2. 怎麼貴成這樣??
    隨便一個位置都要季票都要1000美金...
    真不敢想像黃牛票要賣多少了!!

    版主回覆:(05/09/2008 03:52:38 PM)


    搞不好黃牛票還比較便宜...哈哈

    因為黃牛大筆買進季票之後發現由於票價太貴而乏人問津後
    只好被迫砍價求售...

    希望這想像真能成真...哈哈

    cheers,

    Rich

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  3. 唉..看到洋基的票價..
    再看看今天WANG去光芒隊客場空曠的感覺..
    突然覺得平平是看一場比賽..
    票價竟然差這樣多...
    票價比較貴..麻煩幫幫忙多打幾分阿QQ

    版主回覆:(05/12/2008 02:49:48 AM)


    是啊...雖然我不是很清楚昨天比賽的觀眾人數如何
    但是前天那場比賽的人數似乎只有一萬多...

    戰績最佳的球隊...球票又比洋基球場便宜一大截
    結果還是沒有辦法把球場湊到個半滿...Orz

    也難怪在今年球季剛開打就聲稱自己已經預售出400萬張票的洋基
    敢對明年球季的球票售價來個瘋狂漲價...

    看來明年以後只能看看Staten Island Yankees的比賽過乾癮了

    至於那個20局只得2分的悽慘數字
    我是連想都不敢去想啊...

    cheers,

    Rich

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