Just received this press release from the Yankees:
YANKEES REACH 3.8 MILLION TICKETS SOLD FOR THE 2008 SEASON; MARKS RECORD PACE IN FINAL SEASON AT CURRENT YANKEE STADIUM
The Yankees announced today they have exceeded 3.8 million tickets sold for the 2008 season, marking the earliest the club has ever reached that level. With one week until Opening Day, the current tally is 400,000 tickets ahead of the Yankeesâ€™ total on the same date last year.
â€œEven with historic advance sales, tickets remain available for most games,â€ said Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost. â€œI encourage fans to join us at Yankee Stadium throughout 2008 to celebrate the 84th and final season of Baseball at The House That Ruth Built.â€
For the past three seasons (2005-07), the Yankees have reached the 4 million mark in home attendance, joining the Toronto Blue Jays (1991-93) as the only other Major League team to accomplish the feat in three consecutive years. The Yankees have also seen their home attendance increase in each of the last seven seasons (2001-07).
The Yankees drew 4,271,083 last season. They’ll blow that away this season. Think of the average ticket cost plus how much money the average fan spends on food and souvenirs. It’s a staggering amount of loot.