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Yankees release 2008 schedule

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Dec 17, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here’s the 2008 schedule and ticket prices.

Here’s the press release:

The 26-time-World Champion New York Yankees will begin the 2008 season—the 106th in franchise history and their last in the current Yankee Stadium—at home on Monday, March 31 at 1:05 p.m. vs. the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Yankees’ 81-game home schedule will feature three series totaling nine games with each of the club’s four American League East rivals (Baltimore, Boston, Tampa Bay and Toronto) as well as Interleague series vs. three National League opponents. The Yankees will host the New York Mets on May 16-17-18, the San Diego Padres on June 17-18-19 and the Cincinnati Reds on June 20-21-22. Additionally, the Yankees will make their first-ever regular season appearance at Minute Maid Park vs. the Houston Astros on June 13-14-15 and their first Pittsburgh appearance since the 1960 World Series on June 24-25-26 at PNC Park vs. the Pirates. The Yankees conclude their 2008 Interleague schedule vs. the Mets at Shea Stadium on June 27-28-29.

Holiday ticket packages for the 2008 season are scheduled to go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, December 18, via the Internet at www.yankees.com. For complete “Holiday Pack” ticket information, fans should visit www.yankees.com. On-sale information for individual game tickets will be announced at a later date.

“As we enter the final season at the current Yankee Stadium, we plan to honor the history and tradition of this iconic ballpark from the first pitch to the last,” said Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost. “We look forward to celebrating our past and our present throughout the 2008 season while watching our new, state-of-the-art home come to life next door.”

TICKET INFORMATION FOR 2008

In 2008, the Yankees will renew at least nine individual-game discount programs.

Verizon Family Games – On designated Monday through Thursday games in April, May and September, all Tier Reserved MVP tickets will be discounted to $26 and Tier Reserved tickets will be discounted to $19.

Fujifilm $5.00 Games – On selected game dates, all Tier Box, Tier Reserved MVP, Tier Reserved and Bleachers tickets will be discounted to $5.00.

Coca-Cola Value Pack Games – On 17 selected game dates, four Tier Box tickets, four Tier Reserved MVP tickets, four Tier Reserved tickets or four Bleachers tickets—as well as four hot dogs, four Coke products and one official Yankees item (to be determined)—will be available at discounted package prices.

MasterCard Grand Slam Pack – On 18 selected game dates, four Tier Box tickets, four Tier Reserved MVP tickets, four Tier Reserved tickets or four Bleachers tickets—as well as four hot dogs, four non-alcoholic beverages and one official Yankees item (to be determined)—will be available at discounted package prices.

Poland Spring Youth Games – All fans 14 and younger, when accompanied by an adult, can purchase half-price tickets for Saturday games (excluding Premium Games) in the following locations: Main Box, Loge Box, Main Reserved, Tier Box MVP, Tier Box, Tier Reserved MVP, Tier Reserved and Bleachers. Available only on the day of the game at Yankee Stadium and subject to availability.

Senior Citizen Games – On selected game dates, a limited number of Senior Citizen tickets (for those 60 and older) are available for $5.00. Available two hours prior to game time at Yankee Stadium Advance Ticket Windows only.

Con Edison Tuesday Night Games – Every Tuesday night all Tier Reserved MVP tickets are $26 and Tier Reserved tickets are $19. Excludes all Premium Games. May be purchased in advance or on the day of game and are subject to availability.

Student Games – Any student who presents his or her valid high school or college ID card at the Advance Ticket Windows can purchase a half-price Tier Reserved MVP or Tier Reserved ticket to any Wednesday game (except Premium Games). Available only on the day of game at Yankee Stadium and subject to availability.

Military Personnel may present their active military ID card at the Advance Ticket Windows prior to any Monday through Thursday game and receive one complimentary Tier Reserved MVP, Tier Reserved or Bleachers ticket, or one half-price ticket in the following locations: Main Box, Main Reserved, Loge Box, Tier Box MVP or Tier Box. Available only on the day of game at Yankee Stadium and subject to availability.

Please note: The term “Premium Games” is defined as the Opening Day game, the Old-Timers’ Day game, the final three (3) scheduled regular season games scheduled to be played at Yankee Stadium, and all games played against the following teams: Boston Red Sox and New York Mets.

GROUP TICKETS: Many of the 2008 ticket-discount programs may also be applied to group tickets (minimum: 20 tickets). Fans interested in group ticket information should call the Yankees Ticket Office at (718) 293-6000 or visit www.yankees.com.

INDIVIDUAL-GAME INFORMATION: On-sale information for individual game tickets will be announced at a later date.

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